Inter-religious dialogue to defeat #Radicalisation

radical-islamHow European Muslims deal with radicalisation and the role that women can play in countering it and promoting de-radicalisation were discussed in a conference held in the European Parliament on Tuesday (26 April). Projects on the ground and what to do to confront the phenomenon at national and EU levels were also debated with leading-edge experts.

Antonio Tajani (opening remarks), EP Vice-PresidentTokia Saifi, Vice-Chair Delegation for relations with Maghreb countries (with screening of clip on radicalisation)Malika Hamidi (Part 1 and Part 2), Director General, European Muslim Network:

Latifa Irn Ziaten, founder, Imad ibn Ziaten youth association for peace

Iratxe Garcia Perez (closing remarks), chair of the committee on women’s rights and gender equality

You can also review the debate on Storify in English and French and via webstreaming.
The event was organized under the patronage of Vice-President Tajani (responsible for Inter-Religious Dialogue). The programme with the list of speakers is available in English and French. Here’s some biographical info on the speakers.

Article 17 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU (TFEU) provides a legal basis for an open, transparent and regular dialogue between the EU institutions and churches, religious associations, and philosophical and non-confessional organizations.



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