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Handbook for the Practical Use of the
IHRA Working Definition of Anti-Semitism

(January 7, 2021)

The non-legally binding International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of Anti-Semitism has become a widely used definition of anti-Semitism across the world. Since its adoption by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance in 2016 to guide the IHRA in its work, dozens of countries, cities, government institutions, universities, civil society organizations and sport clubs have used the definition as a resource in projects that seek to educate on the ways that anti-Semitism appears, as well as for initiatives focused on recognizing and countering manifestations of anti-Semitism.

Increased use of the definition created the need for guidance and an exchange of practices. This document, commissioned by the European Commission and published jointly with the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, with support from the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union, should serve as a practical handbook for the use of the IHRA Working Definition of Anti-Semitism, by bringing together good practices that are already being employed across Europe.

Source: European Union.