The committee reviews proposals for groundbreaking projects aiming to fight anti-Semitism in all its forms and to promote intercultural dialogue. The Foundation supports educational and citizen-based initiatives that specifically target prejudice and attempts to conflate different issues. While the goal is to reach young people, the Foundation also supports events, publications and cultural productions geared to a wide public, as welle as initiatives aimed at stemming the spread of hate speech on the Internet and on social media.
Founded in 2004, CoExist is an educational project to fight racism, anti-Semitism and all forms of discrimination that relies on high school student mediators to deconstruct prejudice. UEJF and the Clubs Convergences founded the program, which UEJF, SOS Racisme and La Fabrique implement today.
Throughout the year, 5th grade students worked on monotheistic and traditional African religions and the concept of secularism. The culmination of the project: an exhibition, developed little by little by the students on the basis of numerous school outings, meetings and collective works.
Proposing a project
The committee’s priority is reaching out to youth, but it can also fund cultural events, publications and audiovisual or digital productions intended for the general public. It particularly encourages the fight against hate speech on the Internet. Research and monitoring projects aiming to better understand contemporary anti-Semitism may be funded.
April 4, 2018