Panel: Political Participation of Muslims in Europe
Time :15:00 : 17:00
Venue :SETA Berlin
End : 14/02/2019
Address : Kronenstraße 1, 10117 Berlin, Germany
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Moderator :Enes Bayraklı, SETA, Turkish German University
Speakers :Şener Aktürk, Koç University
Mahinur Ozdemir, Member of Brussels Parliament
Bülent Güven, Union of International Democrats (UID)
The representation of diverse groups in politics and policy-making process constitutes one of the pillars of democratic regimes. However, Muslim minorities in the European countries face a considerable lack of political representation. Only a few of conservative Muslims manage to get a position in national politics and legislative institutions. Moreover, the presence of Muslim deputies in some European states’ parliaments does not automatically lead to the political representation of Muslims and their interests.
Enes Bayraklı, the director of European studies at SETA, will lead the discussion in company of Şener Aktürk, the author of the report, of Mahinur Özdemir, the first European Deputy wearing headscarf and of Bulent Güven, member of the board of directors responsible for political affairs of Union of International Democrats (UID).
We courteously invite all those who might be interested to participate in the panel.