Project Coordinator

Viera Žúborová


Analysis and collection of existing data
Public opinion research
Social media analysis
Hate-base database


  • Bratislava Policy Institute (leader)
  • Civipolis o.p.s.
  • Republikon Institute
  • Villa Decius

Combat Antisemitism in Central Europe

The main objective of the ComAnCE project (REC-AG-2018/REC-RRAC-RACI-AG-2018) was to produce and present a clear categorization, types, and indicators of antisemitic hate speech/hate crime in Central Europe (V4). The project aimed to create a profile of consumers and distributors of such hate speech/crimes, focusing on discrimination and hate crime. To achieve this objective, an online survey was conducted in project countries, and online content analyses of anti-Semitic hate speech/hate crime in media outlets, particularly social media, were performed. The resulting scientific database served as a foundation for developing a customized training program on combating antisemitic hate speech/hate crimes for state authorities, police forces, and NGOs, specifically addressing the localization and curbing of manifestations of antisemitic hate speech/crime in the V4 region. The impact of this type of hate speech, which is no longer solely directed towards Jews and is prevalent online, has significantly influenced the position of radicals and extremists within the system. The project benefited all research fellows from Central European countries focusing on various forms of hatred, as well as relevant stakeholders, policy makers, and victims of anti-Semitic hate speech/hate crime.

The project took place from July 2019 to June 2021. The main outcomes of the project were increased capacity among state authorities, police forces, and NGOs to combat anti-Semitic hate speech and hate crime, achieved through the establishment of an online database and training programs. This also led to strengthened cooperation between national authorities, key stakeholders, and NGOs. The research results and customized training programs developed during the project aimed to curb the manifestation of anti-Semitic hate speech and crime.

The project management and coordination (WP1) included the creation of an internal website as a repository for relevant project information, the development of a scientific coordination plan, and regular deliverables reporting on project results and task schedules.

The instrumental theoretical framework (WP2) focused on developing final versions of questionnaires and methodological tools, conducting a comprehensive report on the past and current situation of anti-Semitism in selected countries, and providing a prognosis for future development.

The administration of the survey and content media analyses (WP3) involved collecting and preparing the SPSS-ready raw data set from surveys, producing a report on public opinion in the V4 region regarding values and attitudes towards anti-Semitic hate speech, and conducting a media content analysis report on current trends in online anti-Semitic hate speech.

Data management and the design of the database categorization and customized training program (WP4) resulted in the creation of the main data set, a national report on media content, an online database, and a customized training program.

The dissemination, policy recommendation, and explanation of data (WP5) focused on developing a final exploitation plan, policy briefs, and maintaining a project website to ensure wide dissemination and utilization of project findings.

Project documents

  • Conference: Antisemitism 2.0

    The aim of the online conference is to contribute to the understanding of modern antisemitism in theoretical and practical area in the Central European region. We would like to focus on modern manifestation of antisemitism, on various types of antisemitism, their impacts, and their level of intensiveness in the online environment. All the panels are designed to cover all the crucial areas related to the modern manifestation of antisemitism in the online sphere, as: current manifestation of Antisemitism in Central European region, Antisemitic online hate / violence speech and other online forms of antisemitic manifestation, methodological limit of definition of antisemitism in the online sphere, targetization of antisemitic speech, fight and prevention. DOWNLOAD
  • Policy Briefs

    policy briefs for all relevant stakeholders. policy maker - national and EU academia in V4, anti-discrimination experts, educational staff/teachers, community leaders, journalist/ media, young people, students, trainers, NGOs, general public, national policy makers, EU policy makers, national authorities, local authorities and policy forces - in English language and all partner countries language (CZ, HU, PL, SVK) DOWNLOAD
  • Customized training program

    Customized training program on counter, combat, localize, categorize and target anti-Semitic hate speech/ hate crime online. We created 2 modules of the training program one theoretical taking into consideration main categorization, approaches, methods and definitions and theoretical including practical examples and guide on how to use created database. DOWNLOAD
  • National Report on Media Content Analyses Online

    The document aims to present a summary of the main findings regarding antisemitic statements in the online space from national reports of four (4) Visegrad countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia) in the ComAnCE (Combat Antisemitism in Central Europe) project. The goal of the 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 precise categorization, types and indicators of antisemitic hate speech (hate crime) in Central Europe (V4). DOWNLOAD
  • Database

    Online database and categorization of anti-Semitic hate speech / hate crime. Online database includes data in 5 languages Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Polish and English. The content of database is based on the previous research of the social media content on the antisemitic comments of users. DOWNLOAD
  • Main Data Set

    The target group for this deliverable are academia in V4, anti-discrimination experts, educational staff/teachers, community leaders, journalist/ media, young people, students, trainers, NGOs, general public, national policy makers, EU policy makers, national authorities, local authorities and policy forces. The data set is also one of the main input used for the created online database. DOWNLOAD
  • Report on media content analysis

    A synopsis on current trends in anti-Semitic hate speech at the online sphere, including general data on antisemitism, coverage of the topic in different types of media, protection, prevention and countering antisemitism and also some of the well-known cases in all four countries. DOWNLOAD
  • Report on public opinion in V4

    A synopsis on values and attitude through time on anti-Semitic hate speech in Visegrad countries. The report presents the result of a survey that measures attitudes towards Jews, to those who are considered to be Jewish, and it measures stereotypes within particular countries in general. The survey, at the same time, deals with social media platforms and it describes how people use them and how they act within these platforms. DOWNLOAD
  • Report in identify cases of antisemitism

    Report on the past and the current situation of antisemitism (including hate speech/ hate crime) in selected countries in the context of prognosis for the future development – documentation. The report of the project association is focusing briefly on the current trends in the area of “anti-Semitism” discourse and hate speech related to it. The wide spread and far reaching arm of social media and the internet has opened new wave of stereotypes and prejudices in our societies, and they are becoming more and more vulnerable towards the question of tolerance and difference. DOWNLOAD
  • Final survey questionnaire

    The questionnaire on antisemitic attitudes is a mixture of validate questions measuring standard characteristics and newly created questions for which such standard questions do not exist. Survey was done in all four countries and the results were analysed both separately for each country and in comparison with each other. DOWNLOAD

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