Globally connected, locally engaged
Active Citizens is a not-for-profit programme run by the British Council in partnership with civil society organisations. The programme works with youth workers, women’s groups, educators and faith leaders. Working together, these local influencers build trust and understanding, develop skills and deliver projects on urgent themes such as poverty, literacy, democracy and climate change, and connecting local and international agendas through the programme. Empowering European Citizens is part of Active Citizens and co funded by the European Commission.
For more: http://activecitizens.britishcouncil.org/
SIRIUS European Policy Network
SIRIUS is a European Policy Network on the education of children and young people with a migrant background. This project will run over a 3 year period (2012-2014) and it is funded by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission. During this period, the partners of this network - research centres, universities, associations and civil society organisations, public entities and consortiums - will face the challenge of improving educational measures addressed to migrant students within the frame of the EU, ensuring that children and young people form migrant backgrounds or minorities could raise their educational standards and outcomes at least at the same level than those from National background or belonging to majority groups.
For more see http://sirius-migrationeducation.org/
European Integration Website
The European website on Integration gives detailed information on developments in integration policies and practices at the national and the European levels. The website aims at fostering integration policies and practices by sharing successful strategies and supporting cooperation among stakeholders and civil society organisations across the EU. It is open to everyone and enables visitors to share good practices, to discover funding opportunities and to look for project partners, to stay updated on the latest developments at the EU, national and local levels and to stay in touch with members of the EU integration community. The site also includes a vast documentation library containing reports, policy papers, legislation and impact assessments.
For more see www.integration.eu/
UniteEurope is an EU-FP7 project that aims at giving the main actors of integration-immigrants and members of the host societies-a voice by analysing public Social Media contents generated by citizens in order to support decision making in urban and pan-European integration policies.
The UniteEurope team consists of social scientists and IT-specialists from leading universities, municipalities, cities and NGOs from Austria, Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands and is counselled by international NGOs dealing with immigration, integration and asylum issues.
For more: http://www.uniteeurope.org/
National Traditions of identity, citizenship and church state relations and the incorporation of Islam in European Member States.
EURISLAM is an European comparative research project that studied how these traditions have affected interactions between Muslim immigrants and their off-spring and the receiving society. Fieldwork was conducted in Belgium, France. Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the UK. The research aimed at providing a systematic analysis of cross-national differences and similarities in countries’ approaches to the cultural integration of immigrants, and of Muslims in particular, and by relating these policy differences to cross-national variation in cultural distance and interaction between Muslims and the receiving society population.
For more: http://www.eurislam.eu/page=site.home
Religious Diversity and Secular Models in Europe. Innovative Approaches to Law and Policy
The RELIGARE project is a three-year European research project funded by the European Commission Directorate General Research - Unit L Science, Economy and Society. It comprises 13 universities and research centres from across the European Union and Turkey. RELIGARE is about religions, belonging, beliefs and secularism. This new socio-legal European project investigates the diversity of convictions in contemporary Europe with a focus on law and on questions relating to management of pluralism under State Law.
For more: http://www.religareproject.eu/
The Semantics of Tolerance and (anti) racism in Europe. Pulbic bodies and civil society in comparative perspective
The TOLERACE project funded by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Community departs from the working hypothesis is that public policies in Europe do not adequately take into account racism, resulting in precarious anti-racist measures and thus failing to question current approaches to integration and to challenge discriminatory social structures. This is related to the increasing relevance of the idea of tolerance in public political cultures and the prevalence of dominant conceptions of racism operated by public bodies and local mediation agents.
For more: http://www.ces.uc.pt/projectos/tolerace/pages/intro.ph
A European approach to multicultural citizenship: Legal, political and educational challenges
This interdisciplinary project is a response to the current “crisis of multiculturalism” and the lack of a common EU intellectual framework to discuss the relevant challenges. The nine partners are selected from nine countries (Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Latvia, Poland, Spain, UK) so as to represent different experiences of migration and integration, including those still in transition with regard to migration. For more:
Religion in Education. A contribution to Dialogue or a factor of Conflict in transforming societies of European Countries
In most European countries we have long assumed that increasing secularisation would lead to a gradual retreat of religion from public space. This tendency has reversed itself in the course of past decade as religion returned to public discourse. Regardless of the wide variety of conditions prevailing in different European countries it appears more and more important to study the increasingly influential factor of 'religion and religiosity' and its ambivalent potential for both dialogue and social conflict and tension. The project's main aim has been to establish and compare the potentials and limitations of religion in the educational systems of selected European countries. For more see: http://www.redco.uni-hamburg.de/web/3480/3481/index.html
Ethnic differences in education and diverging prospects for urban youth in an enlarged Europe. A comparative investigation in ethnically diverse communities with second-generation migrants and Roma
The research project EDUMIGROM aims to study how ethnic differences in education contribute to the diverging prospects for minority ethnic youth and their peers in urban settings. It is a comparative endeavour involving nine countries from among old and new member states of the European Union, including Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Fore more see: http://www.edumigrom.eu
Faith-based organisations and social exclusion in European cities
The research concerns the present role of Faith-Based Organisations (FBOs) in matters of poverty and other forms of social exclusion (such as homelessness or undocumented persons) in cities. FACIT defines FBOs as any organisation that refers directly or indirectly to religion or religious values, and functions as a welfare provider or as a political actor. For more see: http://www.facit.be/
Correspondances Citoyennes en Europe
(Citizen Correspondences in Europe)
Migrations at the heart of European Construction
The French association L'âge de la tortue is developping a transnational cooperation project with its Romanian and Spanish partners (Ariadna, Altart, P.A.T.R.I.R., Fundacio Casal L'Amic...) called Citizen Correspondences in Europe – Migrations at the heart of European construction. For more see: www.correspondancescitoyennes.eu