Commissioner for the Protection of Equality, Brankica Janković, participated in the International Summit of the World Jewish Congress in Madrid, where antisemitism, racism, xenophobia, and other forms of discriminatory behavior were discussed in light of global changes.
At the summit, the Report on the progress of the European Union in the implementation and development of the Action Plan for the fight against antisemitism was presented, which monitors the progress in the implementation of concrete measures determined at the International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance and the fight against antisemitism in Malmö in 2021. The program in Madrid was mainly focused on encouraging international cooperation to solve problems that directly affect the Jewish community.
During their stay in Spain, the participants met with King Felipe VI of Spain and Foreign Minister José Manuel Albares Bueno, as Spain prepares to take over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, for the fifth time, on July 1, 2023. The participants were led by President Ronald S. Lauder of the World Jewish Congress, and among them, in addition to Jewish leaders from over 50 countries, were also the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism, Ambassador Deborah Lipstadt, and Katharina von Schnurbein, the European Commission Coordinator on Combating Antisemitism, as well as members of the forum Special Envoys and Coordinators Combating Antisemitism (SECCA).