"It has never been more necessary for organisations and governments to monitor antisemitism in a systematic manner. ENMA’s work on this issue is essential and can provide a foundation for stronger measures to counter antisemitism in all its forms."
Robert J. Williams, PhD (Finci-Viterbi Executive Director Chair of USC Shoah Foundation, UNESCO Chair on Genocide Education, Advisor of the IHRA and member of the ENMA advisory expert board)
"There is a vital need to properly record antisemitic incidents across Europe. This has been recognised by the European Commission and by many Member States. ENMA pursues this exact goal and will provide crucial and comparable data for decision makers and law enforcement authorities."
Ariella Woitchik (Director of European Affairs of the European Jewish Congress and member of the ENMA advisory expert board)

Advisory Expert Board

The Advisory Expert Board is composed of members of academia, civil-society organisations, Jewish community organisations and other stakeholders, who specialise in the study of antisemitism, or are active in combating it.

Klaus Davidowicz

Professor for Judaic Studies at the Vienna University. In his research, Davidowicz focuses on Jewish cultural history, Jewish mysticism (Kabbalah), and the visual representation of Jewish cultural history in film. He teaches Jewish History at the Zwi-Perez-Chajes Gymnasium of the Jewish Community (IKG) in Vienna and serves as a consultant for German-speaking radio and television productions on Jewish history and culture.

  • Habilitation Thesis: “Jakob Frank, the Messiah from the Ghetto” (1998)
  • Guest curator for the exhibition “Kabbalah” at the Vienna Jewish Museum in 2018
  • Editor of a research project about the history of the Jewish Community of Vienna (IKG) from 1945 till present

Deborah Hartmann

Director of the Memorial and Educational Site – House of the Wannsee Conference since 2020. Beforehand, she was Head of the German Speaking Countries Section at the International School for Holocaust Studies Yad Vashem in Jerusalem (European Department). She is an author and editor of multiple publications about antisemitism-, public memory- and holocaust education.

  • Member of the Institute of Foreign Cultural Relations (IFA), since 2022
  • Member of the Council of the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust (ICEAH) of the Auschwitz memorial site, since 2022
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board Mauthausen Concentration Camp Memorial

Günther Jikeli 

Holds an Ph.D. in Modern History from the Technical University Berlin. He is an Associate Professor for the Study of Antisemitism as well as in the Borns Jewish Studies Program and Germanic Studies and Associate Director at the Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism at the Indiana University (Bloomington, IN).  In 2015 he published the book “Europe Muslim Antisemitism: Why Young Urban Males Say They Don’t Like Jews”.

  • Member of the advisory board of the collaborative research project EMPATHIA (Empowering Police Officers and Teachers in Arguing Against Antisemitism), since 2021
  • Member of the advisory board of the Decoding Antisemitism research project (Centre for Research on Antisemitism Technical University Berlin in collaboration with King’s College London), since 2021
  • Board member, International Institute Education and Research on Antisemitism (IIBSA), Berlin/London, Germany/Great Britain, since 2006

Anna Makówka

Former President of the Board of the Jewish Association Czulent (2009-2020), an ENMA Founding Member Organisation.  She has eighteen years of experience in advocacy, promoting tolerance and shaping attitudes of openness towards minorities with a particular emphasis on counteracting antisemitism and discrimination, including intersectional discrimination.

  • Member of the Kraków Council for Equal Treatment
  • Program Manager at National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)
  • Steering Board Member of European Network – Countering Antisemitism Through Education (ENCATE) until 2021

Dina Porat

Founding head of the Center for the study of Contemporary European Jewry at Tel Aviv University, served as head of the Department of Jewish History of the Rosenberg School for Jewish Studies and as incumbent of the Alfred P. Slaner Chair in Antisemitism and Racism, all in Tel Aviv University. Served as the Yad Vashem chief historian 2010-2021 and is now senior academic advisor.

  • National Jewish Book Award for her biography of Abba Kovner (2010) and the Yaacov Bahat Prize for her book on Jewish revenge after World War II (2018)
  • Received the Raoul Wallenberg Centennial Medal for her academic achievements (2012)
  • Served as academic advisor of the International Task Force on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research (now International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance – IHRA)

Dave Rich

Director of Policy for the Community Security Trust (CST), a UK Jewish charity that provides security advice and assistance to the UK Jewish community and assists victims of antisemitic hate crime, where he has worked since 1994.

  • Ph.D. at the Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London, in 2015 on Zionists and Anti-Zionists: Political Protest and Student Activism in Britain, 1968 – 1986
  • Research Fellow at the London Centre for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Contemporary Antisemitism
  • A member of the Metropolitan Police Strategic Hate Crime Board; the National Hate Crime Independent Advisory Group on Hate Crime for Policing and Criminal Justice; and the Crown Prosecution Service External Consultative Group on Hate Crime

Kim Robin Stoller

Is Chair of the Board of the International Institute for Education and Research on Antisemitism (IIBSA). Her research focuses on antisemitism and combating antisemitism in Europe and Morocco. She uses qualitative and quantitative methods and, in the digital field, technologies such as artificial intelligence, social media analysis, and natural language processing. Stoller is the coordinator of the largest European research network on antisemitism and racism within the European Sociological Association.

She is scientific advisor to the Bundesverband RIAS. Over the past 15 years, she has participated in expert meetings on antisemitism of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the Inter-Parliamentary Group on Combating Antisemitism, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights and the European Commission and has given lectures in ministries of various countries and in the European Parliament. She is a lead author of the “Handbook on the practical application of the IHRA working definition of antisemitism”, commissioned by the European Commission and published in cooperation with the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). In 2024, Kim’s book on “Antisemitism and combating antisemitism in Morocco” will be published.

Zbynek Tarant

Project team member of the Institute for Art History and an assistant professor at the University of West Bohemia. Some of his research topics are collective memory and its institutionalization, Czech-Jewish and Czech-Israeli relations, history and ideology of contemporary antisemitic movements.

  • Ph.D. in Historical Sciences/Ethnology with the dissertation thesis: “The Diaspora of Memory – Jewish Memory and Responses to the Holocaust in Israel and the United States”
  • Visiting professor at the Department of African Studies, University of Pavia (Italy) and at the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya (Israel)

Michael Whine

Co-founder of the UK based Community Security Trust (CST) where he worked for thirty five years. He was also Defence and Group Relations Director of the Board of Deputies of British Jews for 25 years. He is the UK Member of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI), a standing commission of the Council of Europe which advises member states on human rights matters, and Chairman of the ECRI Working Group on Civil Society and Specialised Bodies. He published numerous papers and chapters in scholarly journals on terrorism, hate crime and antisemitism.

  • Appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2013
  • World Jewish Congress (WJC) representative on the European Commission Forum on the protection of public spaces
  • European Jewish Congress representative at Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), from 2003 to 2017

Robert J. Williams 

He is the Finci-Viterbi Executive Director Chair of the University of Southern California (USC) Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education. In addition, he is UNESCO Chair on Antisemitism and Holocaust Research and the Advisor to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). For several years, he chaired the IHRA Committee on Antisemitism and Holocaust Denial and oversaw IHRA projects on archival access and Holocaust denial laws.

His work has led to revisions of EU policy on access to archives that relate to the Holocaust and other mass atrocities from Europe’s twentieth century, as well as stronger European measures in the fight against antisemitism. He regularly advises and has produced work for several intergovernmental organisations, foreign governments, and sectors of the US government on issues including antisemitism, Holocaust denial and distortion, and supporting Holocaust education and scholarship.

His research specialties include German history, Central and Eastern European politics and political culture, and contemporary antisemitism. He recently published a coedited volume, The Routledge History of Antisemitism, and is currently writing a monograph on efforts to restore the reputations of persons and organisations complicit in genocide. He has also begun researching a project that assesses the commemoration of sites of mass murder in South-Eastern Europe.

Ariella Woitchik 

As European Jewish Congress (EJC) Director of European Affairs, she focuses on raising awareness with the EU Institutions, the diplomatic corps of the EU Member States and representatives of various faiths of the issues faced by Europe’s Jewish communities. She also manages relationships with EJC affiliates and other relevant actors in the field and represents the EJC at the World Jewish Restitution Organisation and Claims Conference.

  • Secretary General of the European Jewish Fund, since 2016
  • Prior to joining the EJC, Ariella worked as an attorney in Brussels.

Mark Weitzman

He is the Chief Operating Officer of the World Jewish Restitution Organisation.  He is also the senior member of the official U.S. delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Authority (IHRA), where he chaired the Committee on Antisemitism and Holocaust Denial and the Museums and Memorials Working Group and was the architect of IHRA’s adoption of the Working Definition of Antisemitism and the lead author of IHRA’s Working Definition of Holocaust Denial and Distortion. His most recent publication is the Routledge History of Antisemitism (Routledge, Sept. 2023).

  • Vice President of the Association of Holocaust Organisations
  • Previously served as a member of the advisory panel of Experts on Freedom of Religion or Belief of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and co-chaired the Working Group on International Affairs of the Global Forum on Antisemitism.
  • Winner of the 2007 National Jewish Book Award for best anthology for Antisemitism, the Generic Hatred: Essays in Memory of Simon Wiesenthal.