European research project

July 18, 2008

ULB participates in FP7 research project EURISLAM

The Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission has awarded 1.4 million euro to the EURISLAM project. This international comparative project will analyse the relation between socio-cultural integration of Muslim immigrant populations in Europe on the one hand and different traditions of national identity, citizenship and church state relations on the other. Comparative research will be conducted in Belgium, Germany, France, Great Britain, The Netherlands and Switzerland. EURISLAM will be coordinated by Prof. Jean Tillie of IMES. The other participants are: Ruud Koopmans, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB); Marco Giugni, Université de Genève; Paul Staham, University of Bristol; Dirk Jacobs, Université Libre de Bruxelles and Manlio Cinalli, Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques, Paris. The project will run for three years (2009-2011). More information can be found on the designated EURISLAM website: