Combat Anti-Semitism in Central Europe
Objective: Main objective of ComAnCE project is to produce and present, towards the state authorities, police force, fellows researchers, European institutions and bodies, focusing on discrimination and hate crime, a clear categorization, types and indicators of anti-Semitic hate speech / hate crime in Central Europe (V4) and a profile of consumers/ distributors of such hate speech/ crimes. This objective will be achieve through online survey in project countries and online content analyses of anti-Semitic hate speech/ hate crime in media outlets, especially social media. This database of scientific outputs will help with the creation of customized training program on anti-Semitic hate speech / hate crimes for state authorities, policy forces and NGOs on how to combat, localize and curbing manifestation of anti-Semitic hate speech / crime in V4. Since this type of hate speech is not related to the Jews anymore, and it is very active at the online sphere, it has a greater impact on the position of radicals / extremists in the system. The people benefiting from the project are all research fellows from CE countries, whose work focuses on the various types of hatred, all relevant stakeholders and policy makers dealing with these issues and the victims of anti-Semitic hate speech/hate crime. The results of the project will be mainly the increased capacity of state authorities’ police force and NGOs towards combating anti-Semitic hate speech and hate crime through proposed online database and training’s. This will also lead to the strengthen cooperation between national authorities, key stakeholders and NGOs. We believe that research results and customized training programs that we develop will lead to curbing manifestation of anti-Semitic hate speech and crime.
Duration of the project: 07/2019-06/2021
Type of action: REC-AG-2018/REC-RRAC-RACI-AG-2018
Coordinator of Slovak analytical team
Is a political scientist by background. She focuses her interests on issues of populism, extremism, social movements, civil society, political communication and marketing and intolerance, hate speech. Viera worked for 10 years at Trnava University on various positions (vice-dean for research and strategic projects, head of the Political Science and European Studies department, Assistant Professor). She also worked as an executive editor of the Slovak Journal of Political Science. In 2016, she became a senior research fellow at the think-tank Centre for European and North Atlantic Affairs (CENAA). In 2017 she was scholar-in-residence in the ISGAP at Oxford University and in 2010 a visiting PhD scholar at the Université Libre de Bruxelles.
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Coordinator of Hungarian analytical team
Andrea Virág graduated in 2015 in political science from Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Law and in history from Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Humanities. Besides working as a political analyst at Republikon Institute, she teaches statistics for bachelor students as a demonstrator on the Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Social Sciences. Previously, she gained experience in the field of quantitative research through the MTA RECENS research group and University researches. Her range of interests includes the Hungarian voting behaviour and the party system – she wrote her thesis of political science on the latter. In her history thesis she analysed the 1922 Hungarian parliamentary election campaign.
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Coordinator of Czech analytical team
Is a political scientist from background. He worked at the Faculty of Public Policies of the Silesian University in Opava (2009–2012) and at the Faculty of Arts of the Palacký University in Olomouc (2012 –2019). He focuses on the topics of local politics and ethnic politics in Central Europe. He has experience in organisation of international conferences, seminars, and research projects among others. Since 2013 he has been actively involved in most important events of the public benefit corporation Civipolis.
Other members of team:
Dana Sztwiertnia Hellová
Coordinator of Polish analytical team
Karina Veltzé graduate of journalism and social communication, she got Bachelor’s degree on University of Gdansk and Master’s Degree on the Jagiellonian University – specialization media analysis and monitoring. Her master thesis is about political communication on imageboards. She worked as a journalist in newspaper and on-line. Now she lives in Cracow, working as a media analyst. She is interested in literary reportages, modern novels and media studies.