26 September 2018, Brussels

EFOMW attended the launch event of the Counter-Islamophobia Toolkit where experts from eight European Union member states (France, Germany, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Portugal, Greece and the UK) presented the results of the counter-Islamophobia project Countering Islamophobia through the Use of Best Practice in Counter-Narratives in EU Member States. 

The Counter-Islamophobia Kit project is a two-year research project led by the University of Leeds and funded by the EU Rights, Equality and Citizenship program and brings together academic and non-academic experts from across Europe.  The work documents and critically analyses dominant Islamophobic narratives, looks for effective counter-narratives to Islamophobia, looks at best practice, as well as recommendations for tackling this problem in each country. Reed more about the project here

This innovative research forms the basis of the ‘Counter-Islamophobia Kit’, containing key actionable messages to be conveyed to policy makers, national governments, professionals, civil society, the media and practitioners from across the EU.
For developments on this issue in each of the countries on the blog posts