Ethnobarometer: Europe’s Muslim Communities – Security and Integration post-11 September
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Questions about the impact of 9/11 on Muslim communities in the European Union in terms of social interaction and conceptualization of Muslim identity led to the comparative project “Europe’s Muslim communities: Security and Integration post 9/11″ from 2003 to 2007. The project was initated by Ethnobarometer, the International Research Network on Interethnic Politics and Migration, and directed by Alessandro Silj. It involved national research teams in six EU countries (Italy, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands). ISIM was the Dutch partner of the project. More information
ISIM is the Netherlands-based partner in the latest Ethnobarometer project called Europe’s Muslim Communities – Security and Integration post-11 September. The project is operational in six countries: Italy, France, Belgium, Germany, the UK and the Netherlands. This research project focuses on inter-ethnic relations, perceptions, and discourse. The other participants are leading research groups in Italy, France, the United Kingdom, Belgium, and Germany. A central element in the research methods of this project consists of focus groups that in their composition – age, ethnicity, political, and religious commitment – reflected the composition of local communities where conflict or inter-ethnic tension have occurred.
The field research in the Netherlands was carried out by Martijn de Koning (ISIM) and five research assistants.
Alessandro Silj (Ethnobarometer, Consiglio Italiano per le Scienze Sociali)
Coordinators and research assistants:
For Belgium: Felice Dassetto (Unité d’anthropologie et sociologie, Université catholique de Louvain), Brigitte Maréchal (Unité d’anthropologie et sociologie, Université catholique de Louvain), Jordane Carpentier de Changy;
For Italy: Stefano Allievi (Department of Sociology, University of Padova);
For France: Valérie Amiraux (CNRS/ CURAPP, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies European University), Yasmina Dahim (ISIM), Samir Amghar (EHESS), Marie Lejeune (Paris VII);
For Great-Britain: Myriam Cherti (Centre for Migration Research, Sussex University), Gill Cressey (School of Education, University of Birmingham), Muhammad Khan (School of Education, University of Birmingham), Sara Silvestri (University of Cambridge, Centre of International Studies);
For Germany: Gerdien Jonker (Vergleichende Kultur und Sozialanthropologie, Europa-Universitat Viadrina, Frankfurt, Germany, Georg-Eckert-Institute for International Textbook Research – Braunschweig), Werner Schiffauer (Vergleichende Kultur und Sozialanthropologie, Europa-Universitat Viadrina, Frankfurt-Germany), Nina, Mona, Khaled,
For the Netherlands: Martijn de Koning (International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World (ISIM), Leiden, The Netherlands), Martin van Bruinessen (Department of Oriental Languages and Cultures, Utrecht University and ISIM), Shanti Tuinstra, Nora Asrami, Birgül Özmen (Utrecht University), Talita Groenendijk (University of Amsterdam), Bea Hekhuis (Utrecht University).