Universität Wien

060026 SE The National Strategy against Antisemitism (2023S)

Two Years of Combating Antisemitism in Austria

Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 92 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 08.03. 18:30 - 20:30 Digital
Wednesday 15.03. 18:30 - 20:30 Digital
Wednesday 22.03. 18:30 - 20:30 Digital
Wednesday 29.03. 18:30 - 20:30 Digital
Wednesday 19.04. 18:30 - 20:30 Digital
Wednesday 03.05. 18:30 - 20:30 Digital
Wednesday 10.05. 18:30 - 20:30 Digital
Wednesday 17.05. 18:30 - 20:30 Digital
Wednesday 24.05. 18:30 - 20:30 Digital
Wednesday 31.05. 18:30 - 20:30 Digital
Wednesday 07.06. 18:30 - 20:30 Digital
Wednesday 14.06. 18:30 - 20:30 Digital
Wednesday 21.06. 18:30 - 20:30 Digital
Wednesday 28.06. 18:30 - 20:30 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

Surveys as well as the increasing verbal and physical violence against Jews document a frightening increase of antisemitism worldwide. Austria and its institutions are no exception to this development. In the year 2021, the Federal Republic of Austria has therefore developed its own strategy to combat antisemitism. Based on cutting edge research, this class will ask if the Austrian strategy helps to fight antisemitism effectively and if the Austrian strategy can be improved. For this purpose, in addition to the discussion of pertinent literature, of catalogues of measures how to combat antisemitism, and projects to fight Jew hatred developed by students, decision makers will be invited to class who play a significant role in the fight against antisemitism.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written and oral presentation of a research project, active and regular participation in class.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Regular participation, and writing of a research project that is presended both orally and in writing.
Students that argue in favor of antisemitic ideas will fail this class.

Examination topics

You should demonstrate both the ability to develop strategies to combat antisemitism based on one example and to critically analyze existing strategy papers.

Reading list

Bundeskanzleramt, Nationale Strategie gegen Antisemitismus: Strategie der Republik Österreich zur Verhütung und Bekämpfung aller Formen von Antisemitismus (Wien: Bundeskanzleramt, 2021), https://www.bundeskanzleramt.gv.at/dam/jcr:8bd2975f-0483-4e74-abd9-d66446195d7c/antisemitismusstrategie.pdf
European Commission, Strategy on Combating Antisemitism and Fostering Jewish Life (2021-2030) (Brüssel: Europäische Kommission, 2021), https://ec.europa.eu/info/files/eu-strategy-combating-antisemitism-and-fostering-jewish-life-2021-2030_de
Armin Lange, Ariel Muzicant, Dina Porat, Lawrence H. Schiffman, und Mark Weitzman, An End to Antisemitism! A Catologue of Policies to Combat Antisemitism (Brussels: European Jewish Congress, 2018), https://anendtoantisemitism.univie.ac.at/fileadmin/user_upload/p_anendtoantisemitism/PDF/Catalogue_FINAL_webversion_complete.pdf and https://eurojewcong.org/what-we-do/combatting-antisemitism/resources/
Armin Lange, Kerstin Mayerhofer, Dina Porat, und Lawrence H. Schiffman (eds.), An End to Antisemitism!, Bd. 1: Comprehending and Confronting Antisemitism: A Multi-Faceted Approach (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2019), https://www.degruyter.com/view/product/517149
ODIHR (ed.), Understanding Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes and Addressing the Security Needs of Jewish Communities: A Practical Guide (Warsaw: OSCE/ODIHR, 2017), https://www.osce.org/odihr/317166?download=true
Ahmed Shaheed (Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief), Elimination of All Forms of Religious Intolerance: Interim Report to the UN General Assembly (United Nations A/74/358; 20 September 2019), https://undocs.org/A/74/358 und https://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/FreedomReligion/Pages/Annual.aspx
UNESCO (ed.), Mit Bildungsarbeit gegen Antisemitismus: Ein Leitfaden für politische Entscheidungsträger/-innen (Paris: UNESCO, 2019), https://www.osce.org/de/odihr/411170?download=true
UNESCO (ed.); Education about the Holocaust and Preventing Genocide: A Policy Guide (Paris: UNESCO, 2017), https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000248071

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