Interreligious Dialogue: Conference on Religion and EU External Action

EU guidelines on freedom of religion or belief (FORB). What’s next?
26.04.2017 - 16:30
- 26.04.2017 - 19:00
Last Updated: 03.05.2017 - 09:20
ASP 3E2, European Parliament, Brussels
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Welcome & Introduction
György HÖLVÉNYI, Co-Chair of the EPP Group's Interreligious Dialogue & Intercultural Activities Service
Father Olivier Poquillon O.P., General Secretary of COMECE
International religious freedom: new challenges
Ahmed Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief
The implementation of the EU guidelines on FORB
Mercedes García Pérez, Head of the Human Rights Division of the European External Action Service (EEAS)
FORB in third countries and the role of the EU
Ján Figel’, Special Envoy for the promotion of freedom of religion of belief outside the EU
From EU guidelines to EU toolkit on FORB: some proposals
José Luis Bazán, Legal Advisor, COMECE Secretariat
The role of the European Parliament in the promotion of FORB
Mairead McGUINNESS, First Vice-President of the European Parliament responsible for Article 17
Religious diversity and freedom of religion in Iraq
Stephen Rasche, Legal counsel to the Archdiocese of Erbil and newly-nominated spokesperson for the Nineveh Reconstruction Committee
Q & A Session
Closing remarks
Jan OLBRYCHT, Co-Chair of the EPP Group's Interreligious Dialogue & Intercultural Activities Service
Father Olivier Poquillon O.P., General Secretary of COMECE


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Intercultural and religious dialogue; Arab Peninsula; Iraq