Communication & Dissemination

RELIGARE CONFERENCE: Secularism and Religious Diversity in Europe: Opportunities and Perspectives, 4 - 5 December 2012


RELIGARE (‘Religious Diversity and Secular Models in Europe: Innovative Approaches to Law and Policy’) is a European framework project focusing on the ways in which European states govern the diversity of religions and beliefs within their territories. Its ultimate aim is to advance ‘promising practices’ through an in-depth comparative study of case law and sociological data on the freedom of religion and the right to nondiscrimination.


RELIGARE POLICY MEETING - Negotiating Religious Pluralism in Europe: Between the EU and the ECHR – Strasbourg, 28th June 2012

28/06/2012 09:00
28/06/2012 17:30

Venue: European Parliament, Entrance “Winston Churchill”, Room N1.3, Strasbourg (France)
Date: 28th June 2012 (09.00h – 17.00h)


In Europe, religious questions are increasingly negotiated in a supranational arena, not only between domestic legal orders and European judges, but between two European level systems: the EU and the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) of the Council of Europe.

Policy Dialogue Meeting on ‘The Challenges of Religious Diversity in EU Law and Policy’, 30 June 2011, Brussels

On 30 June 2011, the European Parliament hosted the second RELIGARE Policy Dialogue Meeting on ‘The Challenges of Religious Diversity in EU law and Policy’, co-organised by CEPS, the Catholic University of Leuven and MEP Sophie In ’t Veld. The event brought academics together with policy makers from the European Parliament and Commission, members of civil society and religious organizations to debate ways to reconcile Europe’s growing diversity of religions and beliefs with its liberal democratic traditions.

WORKSHOP on 'Accommodating religion in the public space. Looking beyond Europe' - Sofia, Bulgaria, 20 October 2011

20/10/2011 09:00
20/10/2011 18:00

Organizers: University of Milan, International Center for Minority Studies and Intercultural Relations (IMIR), Complutense University of Madrid and the Free University Amsterdam.


On the occasion of a RELIGARE consortium meeting, the University of Milan together with the International Center for Minority Studies and Intercultural Relations (IMIR) will organize a Workshop titled 'Accommodating religion in the public space. Looking beyond Europe' taking place on the 20th October 2011 in Sofia, Bulgaria.


Sergio Carrera

Role in the project: 
Dissemination Manager

Sergio Carrera is Head of Section and Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) and has several years of experience in managing EU-funded projects and in policy advising. He is also an external expert on “Freedom, Security and Justice” for the European Economic and Social Committee and has acted as external expert for the European Parliament LIBE Committee in the field of migration and integration.

Miriam Mir


Miriam Mir is Project Coordinator at the Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels. She assists in the administration and coordination of the different research projects of which the unit is part. She was closely involved in the management and coordination of the integrated project CHALLENGE (Changing Landscape of European Liberty and Security) which involves 23 universities and research centres and for which CEPS acts as administrative coordinators. She specialized in ‘European Law’ in the University of Girona (Spain).

Joanna Parkin

Role in the project: 

Joanna Parkin is a research assistant in the Justice and Home Affairs section of CEPS. Her research interests focus on integration and citizenship policies and practices in the European Union. Joanna holds a Masters in Migration Studies from the University of Kent at Brussels and a degree in European Social and Political Studies from University College London.

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