Countering Islamophobia through the Development of Best Practice in the use of Counter-Narratives in EU Member States

February 23, 2017

The CEU CPS participates in the Countering Islamophobia project which aims to compare the operation of counter-narratives to Muslim hatred in eight EU member states in order to examine their use and effectiveness in terms of providing alternatives to prevailing narratives of hate and hostility and reducing racism.

The Action will collate empirical information about the operation of counter-narratives in eight member states (the UK, Belgium, Portugal, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Greece, plus France and Germany) providing the first comprehensive comparative picture of the use of counter-narratives and will for the first time compare these data to explore what works in the use of counter-narratives utilising a range of indicators.

The project activities will be implemented over a period of 24 months and in collaboration with University of Leeds (UK), Islamic Human Rights Commission (UK), University of Liege (Belgium), University of Coimbra (Portugal), American College of Greece, and Charles University (Czech Republic). CPS Research Fellow Zsuzsanna Vidra will take part in the project.