Engaging Muslim NGOs in the Current Political Climate
Join civil society and policy experts on 30 November to talk about the role of Muslim aid, humanitarian and development organisations in global affairs!
In light of the forced migration and refugee crisis as well as the rise in global populist politics, policy makers on both sides of the Atlantic are in greater need than ever to find effective partners across the civil society and non-governmental organisation (NGO) landscape. To this end, strategic engagement with faith-based organisations and networks has become of priority of leading international organisations and governments leading to a number of innovative and unconventional collaborations. However, partnerships with institutions and networks from Muslim majority societies remain fragile and intermittent. This informal, moderated discussion with experts in government and in civil society will review both the historic and current state of European and North American policy trajectories on engagement with Muslim civil society and NGOs.
This event is free. Drinks and canapes will be provided before and after the discussion. Invite a friend or two!
Moderator: Abbas Barzegar, Georgia State University
Merete Bilde, EU Policy Advisor, European External Action Service
Abbas Aroua, Director, Cordoba Foundation of Geneva
This event is a collaboration between the British Council, Georgia State University and the Institute for Strategic Dialogue. It is funded by the European Union.
On Wednesday November 30, 2016 at 6:00 pm (ends 8:15 pm)
Category: Lifestyle - Politics
RSVP: EUR 0.00
Venue: Leopold Brussels Hotel EU, 35 Rue du Luxembourg, Ixelles, 1050