The Research Network on Antisemitism in the 21st Century

The Research Network on Antisemitism in the 21st Century (FoNA21) was founded within the framework of the  Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) funding program Current Dynamics and Challenges of Antisemitism. It is composed of ten collaborative projects and one coordinating project that are dedicated to researching the causes and manifestations of antisemitism in contemporary Germany through a variety of interdisciplinary and methodological perspectives. 

Experiencing Antisemitism in the Third Generation
This interdisciplinary research group investigates whether and to what extent the Third Generation’s experiences of antisemitism reactualize their grandparents’ experiences of persecution.
Antisemitism in the European Classroom
The project investigates how to engage with antisemitism in the classroom and develops digital teaching materials to help prevent antisemitism across a range of disciplines.
Turning Object into Subject
The first phase of the research project investigates the extent to which experiencing or anticipating hostility affects Jews’ religious practice. The second phase facilitates education and training through workshops and online videos.
ASJust - Struggling for Justice
Wie erfasst die Justiz Antisemitismus? Eine systematische Bestandsaufnahme der justiziellen Praxis soll darüber Aufschluss gegeben. Unter Einbeziehung wissenschaftlicher Erkenntnisse der Antisemitismusforschung und Berücksichtigung der Betroffenenperspektive werden Lücken aufgezeigt und Handlungsoptionen mit und für die Justiz entwickelt.
Christian Features of Contemporary Antisemitism
This collaborative project is dedicated to identifying and analyzing Christian elements of antisemitism in its historical and contemporary manifestations. We understand the communication of knowledge in a broad sense, and thus the results of our research will feed back into the scholarly community, schools, and adult education.
EMPATHIA³
EMPATHIA³ focuses on prospective police officers and teachers in confronting antisemitism. This project will develop, evaluate, and implement a core curriculum, a standardized test, and an intervention.
Net Olam
The collaborative project Net Olam conducts comprehensive data collection on the heretofore under-researched attacks on Jewish cemeteries; develops strategies to prevent these attacks; and establishes a network that promotes the communication of research findings and works to protect Jewish cemeteries.
RelcoDiff - Antisemitism in Pedagogical Contexts
The interdisciplinary collaborative project traces religious constructions of difference in children of preschool and elementary school age in order to study and counteract antisemitic attitudes.
RESPOND! NO to Antisemitic Hate Speech Online!
The collaborative project RESPOND! works to provide young people with the tools to speak out against antisemitic hate speech on the German-language web.
Jewish Reactions to Antisemitism
The first phase of the research project investigates the extent to which experiencing or anticipating hostility affects Jews’ religious practice. The second phase facilitates education and training through workshops and online videos.