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02/04/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/04/2023 08:43

The 2023 Skopje Conference on Addressing Anti-Semitism in the OSCE region

The 2O23 OSCE Chairpersonship of North Macedonia is pleased to announce that the Conference "Addressing Anti-Semitism in the OSCE Region" will take place on 6-7 February in Skopje.

The Conference will serve to:

  • Take stock of the progress made by OSCE participating States to implement their commitments to address anti-Semitism since the adoption of the 2003 Maastricht Ministerial Council Decision. There will be a particular focus on the themes of (i) recognizing, recording and prosecuting anti-Semitic hate crimes and addressing the security needs of Jewish communities, (ii) addressing anti-Semitism in and through education, and (iii) countering Holocaust denial and distortion and promoting Holocaust remembrance.
  • Identify current challenges and best practices in relation to addressing anti-Semitism, in particular through a regional perspective and with a focus on the role of youth.
  • Look to the future by surveying emerging trends and key areas of concern pertaining to addressing anti-Semitism, in particular online, in the mid- and long-term.

The conference will gather government representatives, as well as relevant stakeholders from international organisations, academia, civil society organisations and leaders of Jewish communities and local activists, offering a platform for dialogue on challenges and good practices in addressing Anti-Semitism.


Communication and Media Relations Section
OSCE Secretariat
Boni Cvetanovska
Press and Communication
OSCE 2023 Chairpersonship of North Macedonia
Phone: +436766372643