The Network for Dialogue – Empowering interreligious and intercultural dialogue for the social inclusion of migrants and refugees.

The Network for Dialogue is a European-wide platform established to bring faith and civil society actors together to promote the use of dialogue and develop more effective recommendations for social inclusion policies for migrants and refugees in Europe. The Network for Dialogue gathers faith-based and secular organizations, religious leaders, and scholars working in the field of migration and religious studies. Currently, Network members come from Austria, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. The Network continues to work on expanding its membership to other European countries.

The Network for Dialogue organizes regular biannual meetings in a workshop format and coordinates webinars, training sessions, conference panels, and joint actions between Network members and publications in order to exchange knowledge, tools, and approaches. By identifying gaps in the field of interreligious and intercultural dialogue, the Network aims to reduce hate speech and prejudice towards migrants and refugees in Europe. By sharing diverse and rich grassroots-level experiences, Network members aim to develop recommendations for policymakers working on migrant and refugee issues on the local, national, and European levels. In assisting and supporting the social inclusion of people seeking refuge in their new host societies through various local initiatives, the Network for Dialogue is building bridges around Europe.

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Learn more about the Network for Dialogue on the website of The International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID).

Contact Person

Dr. Aleksandra Djurić Milovanović, Project Manager of the Network for Dialogue at The International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID) and Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Balkan Studies, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts. Aleksandra earned her PhD in Ethnology and Anthropology (2012) from the University of Belgrade. She has published academic papers in various languages, including three monographs and one edited volume on the anthropology of religion, religion and migration, and minority religious communities. In 2017, she was awarded the position of Visiting Fellow at the University College Cork – Study of Religions (Ireland). Aleksandra has several years of experience working and researching in multiethnic, multiconfessional, and multilingual communities in the Balkans. In 2018, she became a KAICIID International Fellow in Vienna.

Aleksandra is particularly interested in the promotion of tolerance, interreligious dialogue, social inclusion and minority rights. Her expertise is in the field of religion, contemporary migration studies and refugees in the Balkans.

For more details about our work, please contact Aleksandra at:

Schottenring 21,
Vienna, Austria 1010

Network for Dialogue Members

Full NameCountry of ResidenceOrganization
Ángela María ArbelaezGreeceArt Bridges -Γέφυρες Τέχνης
Elena DiniItalyBasilica Sacred Heart Rome
Marina LiakisGreeceZa’atar NGO
Panteleimon PapasynefakisGreeceGreek Orthodox Church Ecumenical Organization
Mabrouka RayachiAustriaIslamic Education school inspector
Elisabeth PalugyayAustriaExpert on interreligious and intercultural dialogue
Karl ZarhuberAustriaInternational Federation of Red Cross
Carl DahlbäckSwedenGod’s House Project – Nacka Parish
Haythem KamelLuxembourgFormation et Sensibilisation de Luxembourg
Amjad SaleemSwitzerlandInternational Federation of Red Cross
Jelena DjurdjevićSerbiaJesuit Refugee Service
Dag PontvikItalyADRA Italy
Nejra Kadić MeškićCroatiaCenter for Cultural Dialogue CCD
Nefeli ThemeliGreeceWAGGGS
Atallah FitzgibbonUKIslamic Relief
Igor MitrovićSerbiaADRA Serbia
Ruham Al-BezraAustriaDialogue facilitator of KAICIID
Francesca CadedduItalyFondazione per le Scienze Religiose
Alba Sabaté GauxachsSpainBlanquerna Observatory
Amanda FiguerasSpainForo Abraham
Dima MahjoubGermanyDiaspora Network Alliance
Maria Lucia UribeSwitzerlandArigatou International
Amina KhalidUKInitiatives of Change – IoFC UK
Jon RasmussenDenmarkWorld Organization of the Scout Movement
Isabel Martins da SilvaPortugalMEERU | Abrir Caminho
Rositsa AtanasovaBulgariaCenter for Legal Aid – Voice in Bulgaria
Ilan CohnBelgiumHIAS Europe