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Radicalisation, Secularism and the Governance of Religion: Bringing together European and Asian Perspectives

Objective

As Europe is growing unchurched, trends of religious radicalisation seem to increase both within the continent and across the world. Claims are made that migrant integration has overall failed because marginalised and radicalised second generation youth turns to jihadist terrorism networks. This research project takes stock of these contradictory trends of increasing secularism and intensifying radicalisation while turning to countries and regions outside Europe to study the challenges of religious diversity and radicalisation that they face and investigate how they deal with them. The project develops its empirical and analytical research along two lines: It looks at regimes for governing religious diversity in Europe (covering western, southern and southeastern Europe), North Africa, the Middle East, south Asia and Oceania. It compares the norms, laws and practices and seeks to assess their relative success in integrating migrants as well as in countering radicalisation trends. By studying countries outside Europe we seek also to analyse the mutual influences and transfers of norms and practices for governing religious diversity between Europe and other continents as well as the legacy of colonialism in this domain. The second line of work concentrates on religious radicalisation focussing on radicalised movements in different countries and their trajectories. Both lines of work relate our discussion of secularisation and radicalisation to wider societal transformation processes of the 21st century (including increased connectivity and inter-dependence, faster transport and communication, widening inequalities, and the concomitant re-emergence of nationalism). The project will deliver innovative academic thinking on secularisation and radicalisation trends today as well as key messages to policy makers with regard to the governance of religious diversity and the struggle against violent radicalisation movements.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC6-ENG-GLOBALLY-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-SC6-ENG-GLOBALLY-2017

Coordinator

EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE
Net EU contribution
€ 683 750,00
Address
Via Dei Roccettini 9
50014 Fiesole
Italy

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Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Firenze
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (9)

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 450 625,00
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol

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Region
South West (England) Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area Bristol, City of
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ROYAL UNITED SERVICES INSTITUTE FOR DEFENCE AND SECURITY STUDIES
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 200 000,00
Address
Whitehall Rusi
SW1A 2ET London

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Region
London Inner London — West Westminster
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF DEMOCRACY
Bulgaria
Net EU contribution
€ 193 750,00
Address
Alexander Zhendov Street 5
1113 Sofia

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Region
Югозападна и Южна централна България Югозападен София (столица)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
VYTAUTO DIDZIOJO UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
Net EU contribution
€ 161 250,00
Address
K Donelaicio G 58
LT-44248 Kaunas

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Region
Lietuva Vidurio ir vakarų Lietuvos regionas Kauno apskritis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SPIA UG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 90 000,00
Address
Teltower Damm 283
14167 Berlin

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITE MOHAMMED V DE RABAT
Morocco
Net EU contribution
€ 158 750,00
Address
Avenue Des Nations Unies Agdal
10080 Rabat

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TURKIYE EKONOMIK VE SOSYAL ETUDLERVAKFI
Turkey
Net EU contribution
€ 153 750,00
Address
Visnezade Mah Prof Dr Alaeddin Yavasca Sok. Efe Ap
34357 Besiktas Istanbul

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Region
İstanbul İstanbul İstanbul
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CHONG TON SIN
Malaysia
Net EU contribution
€ 132 500,00
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
DEAKIN UNIVERSITY
Australia
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
1 Gheringhap Street
3220 Geelong Victoria

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 136 250,00