Seize the chance to shape the shared life of different religious and non-religious communities in Europe, and our shared European society. Come and grapple with questions of religious, political, and societal plurality of European society with us. Formulate shared goals, forge new alliances, and get engaged with us: Against racism, anti-Semitism, hatred of Muslims, anti-feminism and queer- and transphobia and for a pluralistic European society.
We are looking for students or doctoral candidate in the European Union or the UK to participate in this year’s DialoguePerspectives programme. As a participant of DialoguePerspectives, you will take part in two seminars in October 2022 and in March 2023 and our International Conference in June 2023.
Application starts today and closes on August 15, 2022.
We are looking forward to your application!
12 – 16 October 2022, Bonn/Germany
We will start the new programme year in October in Bonn, Germany, with the Autumn Seminar 2022 “Towards European Diversity Competence: Tackling questions of difference and cohesion in the context of religions, worldviews, and society”. Together with our participants we want to explore the potential that difference offers us in the interplay of religions, worldviews, and society in search of concepts and ideas for a new, productive cohesion.
We invite our participants to address various aspects, challenges, and opportunities, tackle nagging questions of European plurality from an interdisciplinary perspective and develop ideas and visions for our European society.
8 – 12 March 2023, Kraków/Poland
In our Spring Seminar 2023 we will focus our work on questions surrounding plurality and diversity in Central and Eastern Europe. Against the backdrop of the historical complexity and current challenges facing this country, DialoguePerspectives has chosen Poland as a “case study”. In Kraków – the historical capitol of Poland and spiritual and intellectual center of the country –we will explore the intertwining of past and present in Polish society, and the role of religious communities in shaping current debates and discourses. We will have an opportunity to study the centuries-old religious heritage and today’s interreligious coexistence as well as meet with local and national scholars and activists from religious communities, civil society and academia to examine the interactions between EU law, Polish politics, civil society, and activism regarding women’s rights, gender equality and queer and minority rights.
15 – 18 June 2023, Berlin/Germany
We will close the programme year in June 2023 with a four-day, International Conference. The programme participants will be actively involved in planning and carrying out the event. They will interact with European actors from politics, academia, civil society, and religious communities, and have the opportunity to actively and visibly position themselves in political and social discourses. The conference will offer an opportunity for the results of the joint work of the programme year to be discussed and presented to a broader audience.
˝Thanks to DialoguePerspectives I have encountered inspiring people who have expanded, and also completely changed, my understanding of religion, engagement, and encounter. The interdisciplinarity of the programme combined with the high standards everyone holds each other to have made DialoguePerspectives a formative experience for me.
Till, DialoguePerspectives alumnus