Regional Experience Sharing Workshop





"Antisemitic prejudice in schools: methods, teaching materials, approaches"


DATE: Friday, 22 April 2022, 10:30 – 16:15

LOCATION: Online, on ZOOM (Meeting ID: 821 9251 3928)

In the framework of the project „Addressing Modern Antisemitism in the Visegrad Countries", the Tom Lantos Institute (TLI) implemented a pilot educational project titled "Antisemitic prejudice in schools: methods, teaching materials, approaches" between 2020 and 2021. TLI also developed a database of non-formal educational initiatives implemented in Hungary on antisemitism, the Holocaust and Jewish history and culture.

The workshop aims to present the pilot educational project and its results and the Shalomedu database. Furthermore, the workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to discuss non-formal education initiatives aimed at countering antisemitism in Visegrád countries, as well as the ways in which secondary school teachers might utilize them. The event will be concluded with a session in which guidelines for replication or adaptation of the pilot education project will be developed.

The educational project was developed by Dr Mónika Kovács[1] and the evaluation designed by Dr Borbála Simonovits[2]. The main goal of the education initiative is to increase the resilience of secondary-school students (between the ages of 14 and 18) against antisemitism. Teachers and students from seven secondary schools across Hungary participated in the project. Following the implementation of the educational project, a teacher evaluation was carried out, and an impact assessment was conducted among the students.

The education project is complemented by a user-friendly searchable online database that compiles non-formal educational projects implemented in Hungary that focus on the Holocaust, antisemitism, and Jewish history and culture. Shalomedu aims to bridge the gap between formal and non-formal education by making relevant programmes for students and teacher training courses easily accessible to primary and secondary school teachers and facilitating their use and integration into lesson plans.

The education project and database were funded by the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020).


[1] Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Education and Psychology, Habil. Associate Professor.

[2] Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Education and Psychology, Assistant Professor.