Projects

Young Islam Conference

Since its pilot in 2011 the Young Islam Conference (Junge Islam Konferenz/JIK) is being accompanied academically by the research group JUNITED. 
The Young Islam Conference is a think tank, dialogue platform and multiplier network for young people between 17 and 25 years. It has been set up by the Stiftung Mercator, the Mercator Progam Center and the Humboldt University Berlin. As a nationwide forum, JIK offers young people with and without Muslim backgrounds a platform for knowledge acquisition, exchange and participation in societal debates.
Since its implementation in Berlin in 2013, conference participants are being questioned via an online survey regarding processes of recognition and exclusion in Germany as well as their assessment of the event. Around 40 young people attend each conference and are being questioned both before (pre-treatment) and after (post-treatment) their participation. The survey is accompanied by qualitative interviews with conference participants. Their focus is on the young peoples' subjective perceptions, narrations and terminology in regard to the construction of belonging and identity, and on how these underwent changes in the course of the Young Islam Conference. Through preliminary as well as retrospective interviews changes in attitudes and networks can be captured directly.

www.junge-islamkonferenz.de

Past events in the course of the Young Islam Conference: 

Junge Islam Konferenz – Berlin 2011 (Pilot)
Junge Islam Konferenz 2012
Junge Islam Konferenz – National Conference 2013
Junge Islam Konferenz – Berlin 2013

Persons

Prof. Dr. Naika Foroutan

Prof. Dr. Naika Foroutan

Director, Head of the Department "Integration Research and Social Policy"

Fon: +49 (0)30 2093-46255
bim.direktorium@hu-berlin.de

Dr. Sina Arnold

Dr. Sina Arnold

Former Scientific Managing Director / Member (Post-Doc) of the Department "Integration, Social Networks and Cultural Lifestyles"