EFSAS calls upon academics and Think-tanks and participates in an international event at the University of Amsterdam
06-06-2017 & 15-06-2017
EFSAS participated in an international event, “Islam as a political resource"? Lessons from the EU neighbourhood”, organized by Access Europe at the University of Amsterdam. The aim of this international conference was to query whether the Muftiate model is one that might also be appropriate to address the challenges of radicalization in the Member States of the European Union. The event brought together several key figures and institutions active in Russia, the Ukraine, Germany and the Netherlands, in order to discuss whether such a model simply reproduces a colonial approach to the governance of religion or whether it is able to furnish new structures and practices for engaging religious difference?
Mr. Dušan Vejinović and Ms. Yoana Barakova (EFSAS) with Ms. Deborah Ruis Verduzco of ICMP
Delegates of EFSAS, Mr. Dušan Vejinović and Ms. Yoana Barakova also met with Mr. Andreas Kleiser (Director for Policy Cooperation) and Dr. Deborah Ruiz Verduzco (Director of Institutional and Civil Society Development) of The International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) at The Hague. The ICMP has requested inputs from EFSAS about Missing Persons in South Asia in general and in particular countries like Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Pakistan and China. EFSAS and ICMP are currently working on the modalities of their cooperation in this regard.
Ms. Yoana Barakova (EFSAS) with Prof. Dr. S. Mansoob Murshed - Professor of the Economics of Peace and Conflict at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
A meeting was also held with Prof. Dr. S. Mansoob Murshed, who is a Professor of the Economics of Peace and Conflict at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in The Hague. Issues like the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) were discussed in the backdrop of the volatile situation in Pakistan and the effects Sino-Pak cooperation for the rest of the region.
International event, “Islam as a political resource? Lessons from the EU neighbourhood”, organized by Access Europe at the University of Amsterdam.