Ms. Robin Sclafani is the Director of Brussels-based CEJI - A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe. CEJI is committed to fighting discrimination in all its forms, doing so principally through anti-bias education and training programmes, including the two-times award-winning Belieforama training on diversity of religion or belief. Robin has over 30 years' experience in developing and delivering anti-bias training programmes for various target groups.
With an MA in Conflict Resolution, Robin uses training and facilitation as methods for transforming social conflict into opportunities for social cohesion. Under Robin's leadership, CEJI coordinates a number of projects including Facing Facts, a broad European network of civil society organisations and law enforcement agencies that generates holistic, multi-stakeholder approaches to hate crime monitoring, response and prevention, and NOA, a project that brings together major European Jewish networks into a holistic approach to support policy development and implementation through an innovative national report card methodology and a wealth of socio-cultural educational resources.
Originally from New York City, with dual citizenship USA-Italy, Robin moved to Brussels in 1998 as a Fulbright Scholar to the European Commission to conduct a study on anti-racism work with youth in the EU.
<p>An international non-profit organisation established in 1991, CEJI stands with individuals and organisations of all religions, cultures and backgrounds to promote a diverse and inclusive Europe. CEJI works to combat prejudice and discrimination and to promote social cohesion through training, education, dialogue and advocacy. </p><p>A leading provider of diversity education and training in Europe, CEJI works through ever-growing networks to offer a constructive response to prejudice and discrimination. A Jewish voice at a European level, CEJI facilitates Jewish participation in intersectional approaches to European affairs, gaining recognition for Jewish experiences and empowering Jewish organisations to become more internationally and interculturally active.</p><p>Contributing innovative ideas to policy-making processes dealing with anti-discrimination and social inclusion, CEJI actively advocates for policies promoting a diverse and inclusive Europe, including those dealing with antisemitism, racism, xenophobia, discrimination and diversity education at the institutions of the European Union, the OSCE, the Council of Europe, and networks active in these areas. Find out more about CEJI here.</p>