selected projects IN 2018


“Basic principles of Dialogue in Europe and the Arab World: Religion and its Critics”

CONFERENCE, 10th and 11th December 2018 in Berlin, Germany


The conference was an encounter of 40 experts from Germany and the Arab world working on basic principles of dialogue between Europe and the Muslim world. They focused on the nature of debates in a changing international media landscape and on controversial topics such as the relationship between state and religion, civil society and freedom of opinion.

This conference was held in cooperation with Hedayah – Countering violent extremism (UAE) and Bertelsmann Stiftung (GER).


 Baghdad Policy Club

Roundtable Started in 2018, ongoing


As an independent international initiative, the Baghdad Policy Club enables discussions on the future of the Middle East and, in particular, a potentially new role for Iraq in the quest for stability and security in the region. Policy experts, practitioners and high level decision-makers meet in the ancient and vibrant metropolis at the banks of the Tigris river.

Cooperation partners are Europäische Gemeinschaft der Religionen im Dialog e.V. (EGRD) and Baghdad International Centre for Studies and Peace Building.