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Is wearing articles of faith a threat to European democracies?
DAY ONE – Tuesday 3 DECEMBER
SEMINAR at Centres Espaces, Centre Espaces, Avenue de la Renaissance, 40, B-1000 Brussels (Prayer facilities available)
14.00 WELCOME from Dennis de Jong MEP
SESSION 1: Religious Symbols, clothing and headwear: employers and reasonable accommodation.
Tamas Kadar, Equinet (European Network of Equality Bodies)
14.30 Religious Symbols, clothing and headwear: in the public space.
Dr Nassima Ferchiche, University of Aix-Marseilles Religion and Law Programme
Inderpreet Singh, United Sikhs
14.50 Small group discussion
15.05 Neutrality of the state in education and health: a right irrespective of religious or non-religious affiliation.
Julie Pascoet, European Network Against Racism
Allan Hayes, British Humanist Association
15.25 Secular Society and freedom to manifest religion and belief.
Karim Chemlal, Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe
15.45 Questions and plenary discussion.
17.00 Close (move to Centres Epaces)
18.30 Networking meal at Centre Espaces , Avenue de la Renaissance, 40, B-1000 Brussels (Prayer facilities available). Displays from participating groups and member states and introductions to current activities.
19.45 Film screening: Polish Muslims - An Unexpected Meeting, followed by discussion with Director William Barylo.
DAY TWO – Wednesday 4 DECEMBER
WORKSHOPS at Centres Espaces, Centre Espaces, Avenue de la Renaissance, 40, B-1000 Brussels (Prayer facilities available)
09.30 WELCOME & COFFEE
SESSION 2: WORKSHOPS I
09.45 Policy and implementation workshops will produce suggestions for recommendations on the seminar topic for the EU’s Directorate-General for Justice. Regional priorities workshops will provide an opportunity to hear about experiences from different parts of Europe and to share stories and views.
10.45 Refreshment Break
11.00 WORKSHOPS II
12.30 Close of Seminar
This event is the fifth seminar organised by ENORB, a new European network combating discrimination and prejudice and promoting mutual understanding and harmony in the field of Religion and Belief. As with other EU Equalities networks, ENORB works for common action on the basis of the inclusive policies enshrined in the European Charter of Fundamental Rights.
When & Where
European Network on Religion and Belief