RELIGARE

Religious Diversity and Secular Models in Europe – Innovative Approaches to Law and Policy

 Coordinatore KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN 

 Organization address address: Oude Markt 13
city: LEUVEN
postcode: 3000

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Myriam
Cognome: Witvrouw
Email: send email
Telefono: +32 16 320623
Fax: +32 16 326515

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Belgium [BE]
 Totale costo 3˙435˙533 €
 EC contributo 2˙699˙943 €
 Programma FP7-SSH
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities
 Code Call FP7-SSH-2009-A
 Funding Scheme CP-FP
 Anno di inizio 2010
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2010-02-01   -   2013-04-30

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

 Organization address address: Oude Markt 13
city: LEUVEN
postcode: 3000

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Myriam
Cognome: Witvrouw
Email: send email
Telefono: +32 16 320623
Fax: +32 16 326515

BE (LEUVEN) coordinator 668˙006.80
2    CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

 Organization address address: Rue Michel -Ange 3
city: PARIS
postcode: 75794

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Denis
Cognome: Fix
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 3 88 10 67 19
Fax: +33 3 88 10 86 08

FR (PARIS) participant 430˙954.00
3    QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

 Organization address address: 327 MILE END ROAD
city: LONDON
postcode: E1 4NS

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Prakash
Cognome: Shah
Email: send email
Telefono: 442079000000
Fax: 442090000000

UK (LONDON) participant 282˙324.00
4    CENTRE FOR EUROPEAN POLICY STUDIES

 Organization address address: Place du Congres 1
city: BRUXELLES
postcode: 1000

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Sally
Cognome: Scott
Email: send email
Telefono: +32 2 229 39 54
Fax: +32 2 219 41 51

BE (BRUXELLES) participant 263˙726.40
5    UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO

 Organization address address: Via Festa Del Perdono 7
city: MILANO
postcode: 20122

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Katia
Cognome: Righini
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 02 50312823
Fax: +39 02 50312593

IT (MILANO) participant 210˙350.00
6    FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAT ERLANGEN NURNBERG

 Organization address address: SCHLOSSPLATZ 4
city: ERLANGEN
postcode: 91054

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Ulrich
Cognome: Winderl
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 09131 8524043
Fax: +49 09131 8526239

DE (ERLANGEN) participant 190˙800.00
7 KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET DK participant 155˙124.00
8    UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM

 Organization address address: SPUI 21
city: AMSTERDAM
postcode: 1012WX

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Annemieke
Cognome: Van Haastrecht
Email: send email
Telefono: +31 20 525 4572
Fax: +31 20 525 5822

NL (AMSTERDAM) participant 153˙291.00
9    VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG

 Organization address address: De Boelelaan 1105
city: AMSTERDAM
postcode: 1081 HV

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Yvonne
Cognome: Kops
Email: send email
Telefono: +31 20 5986250
Fax: +31 20 5986211

NL (AMSTERDAM) participant 84˙300.00
10    MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY

 Organization address address: DUMLUPINAR BULVARI 1
city: ANKARA
postcode: 6800

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Aykan
Cognome: Erdemir
Email: send email
Telefono: +90 312 2103122
Fax: +90 312 2107972

TR (ANKARA) participant 83˙000.00
11    UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN

 Organization address address: Place De L'Universite 1
city: LOUVAIN LA NEUVE
postcode: 1348

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Louis Léon
Cognome: Christians
Email: send email
Telefono: +32 10 474057
Fax: +32 4 3676876

BE (LOUVAIN LA NEUVE) participant 74˙700.00
12    International Center For Minority Studies And Intercultural Relations

 Organization address address: Antim Parvi 55
city: Sofia
postcode: 1303

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Violeta
Cognome: Angelova
Email: send email
Telefono: +359 2 8323112
Fax: +359 2 9310 583

BG (Sofia) participant 72˙800.40
13    UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID

 Organization address address: AVENIDA DE SENECA 2
city: MADRID
postcode: 28040

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Maribel
Cognome: Rodríguez Villa
Email: send email
Telefono: 34913946376
Fax: 34913946382

ES (MADRID) participant 30˙566.40

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 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'RELIGARE starts from the idea of equality and how it is challenged by the increasing diversity of religions and other convictions that are transforming Europe. The EU’s expansion, together with important migration fluxes, partly explains this increasing diversity. A growing number of citizens, many of whom are new EU citizens, now hold beliefs and values different from the majority. One observes that individuals and groups today are claiming recognition of their (religious) identity in their family life, their work place, the public space, and the ways States provide support to religious and other groupings. These claims sometimes question and disturb the existing models of secularism in Europe. Public authorities thus face demanding challenges, probably more than ever before, of establishing social cohesion.

RELIGARE's overarching goals are: 1) to encourage a critical debate between on the one hand secular assumptions that form part of Europe’s legacy, including their normative frameworks (existing legal regimes), and on the other hand the practical realities (coping mechanisms and empirically grounded observations); 2) to identify, analyse and evaluate the processes which should eventually lead to adequate policy responses and, where necessary, revision of legislation.

RELIGARE's research will: 1) examine the way religious diversity and pluralism are treated in Member States; 2) ascertain deficits and explore the potentials of more appropriate practices, case law, expert and target group inputs (primary sources) and academic literature; 3) advance policy recommendations to address current and future dilemmas in protecting religious diversity and pluralism, considering the role of the EU.

The consortium unites academic experts from 13 research units from 9 Member States and Turkey. They are supported by an advisory board of eminent persons connected to policymaking, legislative work and the judiciary in the field of religious diversity and pluralism.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

Furthering the debate between freedom of religion and secularism will help create more inclusive societies and overcome feelings of discrimination in the EU.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

The EU is today a growing, eclectic mix of cultures, ethnicities and religions that form its unique richness. However, the very same elements could potentially clash with the bloc's democratic and secular nature, prompting policymakers and legislators to address the pressures that arise from such complexity. The EU-funded project 'Religious diversity and secular models in Europe innovative approaches to law and policy' (http://www.religareproject.eu (RELIGARE)) explored how to balance non-discrimination norms and freedom of religion.

Looking at Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom, it examined this complex reality from different angles. It looked at discrimination against non-believers, non-confessional groups, and religious organisations apart from those already acknowledged or regulated by law. The team also investigated freedom of belief in individual and collective settings, in addition to examining the unequal distribution of government support.

Moreover, the project looked at social life, employment, family life, use of public space and state support in each country. It combined legal analysis with sociological data, building on databases from the 10 countries under study, legislation, court cases and controversies.

The project encouraged EU states and institutions to become more active in combating religious discrimination within a democratic framework in order to help overcome divisions and segregations. It proposed legislative instruments, participatory initiatives such as dialogue, and the engagement of experts or expert groups in the debate.

RELIGARE and its results represent a key research instrument for evaluating freedom of religion in EU Member States. Project results also caution against inclusive even-handedness in dealing with freedom of religion, as any legal restriction will be seen by some as discriminatory. Rethinking the interface of religion and secularism in the EU will help ensure a better future for all its citizens.

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