When increasing extremism and nationalism, hate speech and crimes threaten democracy and social security, counteracting hatred reduces the sense of threat and strengthens groups exposed to such attacks. However, implementing effective solutions is only possible when the scale and dimension of the phenomena are known. Therefore, the Jewish Association Czulent, using international good practices and solutions, developed an integrated system of help and support for the Jewish community members experiencing hate crimes or hate speech. The project was carried out in cooperation with the Jewish Community of Warsaw.
This online platform allows us to report, collect, analyse and manage data on hate incidents, crimes and antisemitic hate speech, including cross-discrimination, based on internationally accepted definitions, particularly the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism.
Accurate data collection is one of the essential elements in counteracting hate crimes. Such data enables law enforcement to see the scale of the problem, identify patterns and trends, and in turn, allow them to allocate resources and handle cases more efficiently and adequately. As a result, decision-makers at the local and national levels can use data to make effective decisions and create a coherent policy for counteracting hatred. For this purpose, the system enables generating, analysing and reporting of data that are an essential advocacy tool for Jewish organisations in Poland.
The Jewish Association Czulent is an independent non-profit advocacy organisation. It has the status of a non-governmental organisation of a national minority. The association brings together experts from the Jewish community in Poland. It works to promote tolerance and shape attitudes of openness towards national, ethnic and religious minorities, with particular emphasis on counteracting antisemitism and discrimination, including cross-discrimination.www.czulent.pl
The Jewish Community of Warsaw, with its affiliate in Lublin, is Poland's largest Community of the Union of Jewish Religious Communities. Currently, it has about 700 members, which is gradually increasing. There is a place for everyone in the Community, regardless of religiousness. Community members can pray in traditional and progressive synagogues. The Community is the moral and legal heir of pre-war Jewish communities; therefore, it particularly cares for the tangible and intangible heritage of the Jewish Community. It also conducts educational, cultural and welfare-social activities. www.jewish.waw.pl
The platform was created as part of the Comprehensive Jewish Community Hate Crime and Hate Speech Monitoring, Data Collecting and Reporting System in Poland project. Project funded by the European Union under the Rights, Equality and Citizenship program for 2014-2020 and the Remembrance, Responsibility and Future Foundation (EVZ).
The platform is based on the reporting system developed by Bundesverband RIAS e.V.
The content presented on the website does not reflect the position or opinion of the European Union or the Remembrance, Responsibility and Future Foundation (EVZ).