Grassrootsmobilise Meeting on Religion and Education

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16 – 19 November 2015

Istanbul, Turkey

Organiser: ELIAMEP

The Grassrootsmobilise team met in Istanbul between the 16th and 19th November 2015 to discuss the progress of their research. They had the honour of being joined by Dr. Riza Turmen, Professor Marco Ventura, Dr. Jeroen Temperman and Dr. Katayoun Alidadi, as well as by Advisory Board Members Professor Marie-Claire Foblets, Professor Haldun Gülalp and Professor Javier Martínez-Torrón.

Discussions were centered on the postdoctoral researchers’ current research focus, religion and education in the shadow of the ECtHR, and the related articles they are in the process of completing for a journal special issue. The group also explored the next stages of the research, namely references to the Court’s religion-related case law in mass media and in high courts in our four country cases.

In parallel to their meeting, members of the Grassrootsmobilise team had the opportunity to attend a number of sessions on themes related to their research at the G20 Interfaith Summit, jointly organised by Professor W. Cole Durham, Jr., Dr. Recep Sentürk and Dr. Brian J. Adams.