What We Do
Europe Region Programme
KAICIID’s Europe Region programme envisions a continent where religious actors and policymakers have established channels of communication, listen to one another’s concerns and provide support and cooperation to each other. Through facilitating interreligious activities, KAICIID acts as a convener for cross-sector dialogue and enables policy initiatives to take place. Dialogue can address Europe’s current divisions and strengthen social cohesion to obtain equal rights and human dignity for everyone, including minorities.
With the expansion of its programmatic scope in Europe, the Centre seeks to provide many options to help civil society leaders more easily coordinate existing efforts at inclusion and to help policymakers as they try to represent and reflect the concerns of the continent’s diverse communities.
Structured across three key pillars, the ERP is designed to unite religious leaders and policymakers in joint efforts which address some of the continent’s most pressing problems: the need for inclusive education for, and with refugees and migrants; the need for investigating and strengthening ways in which European leaders can act to protect religious minorities and preserve social solidarity; and the provision of capacity-building tools for religious leaders and FBOs to build up resilience, address and prevent hate speech and hate crime in Europe.