EUJS General Assembly, Italy, 18 August 2021

RESOLUTION - Standing Together with Europe’s Minorities and Building Coalitions!

Preamble:

European identity is one of fluidity and diversity in which minority groups play a key role and must be able to freely express themselves, free from fear of hate and violence. In seeking to foster such a free expression of identity, EUJS should position itself alongside other minorities in Europe as a show of unity against discrimination of all kinds.

The European Union of Jewish Students believes:

1. That building coalitions with other groups and communities with shared values is an effective way to amplify the voice, concerns and interests of Jewish students in Europe;

2. Acting in collaboration and solidarity with other minority groups in Europe sends a more powerful message of unity as opposed to acting alone on such matters;

3. Mainstreaming the holidays and celebrations, culture and experiences of Europe's minority groups make for a richer shared sense and understanding of European identity and its diversity;

4. It should be a priority to gain allies in the fight against antisemitism and, thus, by joining other just causes in Europe, in solidarity with other groups and communities is an effective way to both stand up for what is right and broadening the fight against antisemitism.

The European Union of Jewish Students resolves:

1. To explore avenues of collaboration and partnerships with other minority groups in Europe as a way of promoting the fight against antisemitism and discrimination in all of its forms;

2. To proactively engage with the struggles that other communities facing discrimination are dealing with, including but not limited to Uyghurs, Muslims, women, Sinti, Roma and Travellers, and LGBTQI individuals;

3. To look to host events and coordinate actions in partnership with other minority and faith-based groups as a way to effectively build coalitions;

4. To participate in cultural events alongside other minority and faith-based groups as an expression of solidarity and support for mainstreaming minority life and practice in Europe;

5. To promote awareness for minority and faith-based group cultural celebrations and festivals. This should be done, again, in line with mainstreaming minority life and practice in Europe.