In 2016, the Tom Lantos Institute began its research project titled ‘Manifestations of Modern Antisemitism in the Visegrad Region’. The first phase of the project explored the main debates, topics and actors dominating contemporary antisemitic discourse in the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, and Slovakia.
Between 2018 and 2020, online focus group research was conducted in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia to examine the manifestations of conspiratorial (2018), secondary (2019) and new antisemitism (2020). In 2021, region-wide online survey research was carried out to gain a more in-depth understanding of modern antisemitism in the Visegrád countries and its regional specificities.
In 2022, the survey results were published in a research report, presented at an online academic workshop, and summarised in an infographic video in 2022. Drawing on the research findings, region-specific policy recommendations were developed and presented in a policy brief and a roundtable discussion in Brussels.
The research was funded by the European Union's Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020).