Forum of Jewish Organisations (FJO)
The Forum of Jewish Organizations (Forum der Joodse Organisaties) was established in Belgium in 2001 as an umbrella organization to represent the interests of the Jewish community and to combat antisemitism. Its founding members included several Jewish organizations and communities in Belgium. Since then, the FJO has played a significant role in promoting Jewish interests and combating discrimination and hatred against Jews. The FJO has been active in advocating for Jewish rights, educating the public about Jewish culture and history, and working with the government and civil society to ensure the safety and well-being of the Jewish community in Belgium. Today, the FJO remains an important voice for the Jewish community in Belgium.
The Forum of Jewish Organizations (FJO) aims to represent and defend the interests of the Jewish community in Belgium, as well as to combat antisemitism and promote awareness and education about Jewish culture, history, and traditions
As an umbrella organization that represents several Jewish organizations in Belgium, the Forum of Jewish Organizations (FJO) engages in a range of activities to achieve its aims. Some examples of their actions include:
- Monitoring and responding to incidents of antisemitism and other forms of discrimination and hatred towards Jews in Belgium, including by filing complaints with authorities and raising public awareness about the issue.
- Organizing and participating in events and initiatives that promote Jewish culture, history, and traditions in Belgium, such as cultural festivals, educational programs, and interfaith dialogue.
- Engaging with government and civil society to advocate for the interests of the Jewish community in Belgium, including lobbying for policies that promote equality and combat discrimination.
- Providing support and resources to Jewish organizations and communities in Belgium, such as through grants, training programs, and networking opportunities.
- Offering assistance and advice to individual members of the Jewish community in Belgium who may be facing discrimination or other challenges.