Countering Islamophobia through the development of counter-narratives


Full Project Description:

The overall aim of the Action is 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. This will involve assessing prevailing narratives of Muslim hatred and the local, national and international environments in which they operate, identifying the content, utilisation and impact of counter-narratives in each member state context and comparing their operation and outcomes in order to identify best practice in the form of a Toolkit of Counter-Narratives.

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.This project is funded with support from the European Commission.

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University of Leeds, UK (Prof. Ian Law)
Islamic Human Rights Commission, UK
University of Liege, Belgium
University of Coimbra, Portugal
American College of Greece Charles University, Czech Republic

Project status: Ongoing
Funding body: European Commission DG Justice and Consumers
Duration: Jan, 2017 – Dec, 2018

Center for Policy Studies