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Task force for Jewish life in Sweden

The Government’s task force for Jewish life in Sweden was presented in January 2023. The working group collaborates and conducts dialogue on preventive measures and efforts to improve the conditions for Jewish life and prevent and combat antisemitism in Sweden. This page contains a list of documents and articles on the group’s work and the Government’s other measures to combat antisemitism.

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In the task force for Jewish life in Sweden working group, state secretaries from six ministries collaborate and conduct dialogue on preventive measures and efforts to improve the conditions for Jewish life and prevent and combat antisemitism in Sweden.

Three civil society organisations take part in the task force: the Official Council of Swedish Jewish Communities, Judiska Ungdomsförbundet (the Jewish Youth Association) and the Swedish Committee Against Antisemitism. In addition to the state secretaries and the three civil society organisations, the task force includes representatives of relevant public authorities and organisations and other experts.

State Secretary to the Prime Minister Johan Stuart leads the task force.

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