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.
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.
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Network for Dialogue Members
|Full Name||Country of Residence||Organization|
|Ángela María Arbelaez||Greece||Art Bridges -Γέφυρες Τέχνης|
|Elena Dini||Italy||Basilica Sacred Heart Rome|
|Marina Liakis||Greece||Za’atar NGO|
|Panteleimon Papasynefakis||Greece||Greek Orthodox Church Ecumenical Organization|
|Mabrouka Rayachi||Austria||Islamic Education school inspector|
|Elisabeth Palugyay||Austria||Expert on interreligious and intercultural dialogue|
|Karl Zarhuber||Austria||International Federation of Red Cross|
|Carl Dahlbäck||Sweden||God’s House Project – Nacka Parish|
|Haythem Kamel||Luxembourg||Formation et Sensibilisation de Luxembourg|
|Amjad Saleem||Switzerland||International Federation of Red Cross|
|Jelena Djurdjević||Serbia||Jesuit Refugee Service|
|Dag Pontvik||Italy||ADRA Italy|
|Nejra Kadić Meškić||Croatia||Center for Cultural Dialogue CCD|
|Atallah Fitzgibbon||UK||Islamic Relief|
|Igor Mitrović||Serbia||ADRA Serbia|
|Ruham Al-Bezra||Austria||Dialogue facilitator of KAICIID|
|Francesca Cadeddu||Italy||Fondazione per le Scienze Religiose|
|Alba Sabaté Gauxachs||Spain||Blanquerna Observatory|
|Amanda Figueras||Spain||Foro Abraham|
|Dima Mahjoub||Germany||Diaspora Network Alliance|
|Maria Lucia Uribe||Switzerland||Arigatou International|
|Amina Khalid||UK||Initiatives of Change – IoFC UK|
|Jon Rasmussen||Denmark||World Organization of the Scout Movement|
|Isabel Martins da Silva||Portugal||MEERU | Abrir Caminho|
|Rositsa Atanasova||Bulgaria||Center for Legal Aid – Voice in Bulgaria|
|Ilan Cohn||Belgium||HIAS Europe|