Antisemitism is a rising concern within Europe, despite being viewed as a low-priority issue in Central European societies. It serves as a means of exclusion and disqualification, targeting liberal elites and undermining liberal pluralism and multiculturalism. While hate crimes often go unreported in the European Union, the actual prevalence of antisemitism may be significantly higher than reported.
The main objective of this training is to enhance the competencies of youth workers in preventing and addressing online antisemitic hate speech among young people. This includes not only focusing on Jews but also considering other minorities such as Roma, refugees, and migrants. The training also aims to foster intercultural and interreligious dialogue, promote common values of freedom, tolerance, and respect for human rights, and prevent violent radicalization among young people. Youth workers frequently encounter online violence and face challenges when addressing topics related to European values, history, heritage, and hate speech. The issue of modern antisemitism is particularly relevant in their work with NGOs, fundraising, supporting refugees and minorities, and engaging in voluntary activities. However, due to the lack of observation, research, and consideration of this phenomenon, they often struggle to find effective solutions.