New NOA project brings major Jewish organizations together to tackle antisemitism and to share positive Jewish stories

Launched on 1st February 2020, NOA – Networks Overcoming Antisemitism, offers a pioneering approach to tackle the problem of rising antisemitism in Europe. With its unique partnership of major Jewish networks, it will evaluate EU Member States’ policies across areas, from education to culture and security, and help them to develop holistic national action plans to address and prevent antisemitism.

An online hub of good practices and resources, to be published on later this year, will support Member States in the implementation of their action plans. Accompanied by various social, cultural and educational activities across the EU, the project outputs will be further multiplied via the partnership and their networks.

– Anti-bias trainings and teaching tools will be disseminated to public authorities, schools, communities and sport clubs.

– Cultural events celebrating pluralisms and promoting dialogue will be initiated by Jewish cultural institutions.

– Social media campaigns will shed light on the positive contributions of European Jewry to wider communities where they live.

– Stakeholder workshops amongst policy-makers will help to develop and evaluate national action plans.

The word ‘noa’ means ‘in motion’ in Hebrew, reflecting a positive movement towards a society where Jewish life will flourish and antisemitism will be curtailed. Together, the partners represent 756 national affiliates.

Coordinator: CEJI-A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe

Project Partners

B’nai B’rith Europe European

Association for the Preservation of Jewish Culture (AEPJ Jewish Heritage)

European Union of Jewish Students

European Union for Progressive Judaism

World Jewish Congress

This project was funded by the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020) and will run for two years.