RELIGARE (‘Religious Diversity and Secular Models in Europe: Innovative Approaches to Law and Policy’) is a European research project funded by the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7, 2007-2013) of the European Commission. It focuses on the coexistence and interactions of secular and religious values in contemporary Europe.
A high level Conference will be organized on 4-5 of December 2012 to present the project’s results and recommendations. The event has been organized as follows:
4 December 2012 - Leuven (University of Leuven)
Conference (9.00 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.):
Presentation of the research results by the project partners, accompanied by an in-depth analysis of scientific findings by invited academics and experts.
Venue: Tiensestraat 41, Law Faculty, 3000 Leuven - Auditorium Zeger Van Hee, Collegium Falconis.
Evening debate (7.30.p.m. – 9.30 p.m.):
Featuring a panel discussion and a keynote speech by Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council.
Venue: Promotiezaal: Universiteitshal, Naamsestraat 22, B-3000 Leuven.
5 December 2012 - Brussels (Centre Albert Borchette, European Commission)
Conference (9.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.): Day two focuses on the EU policy relevance of the RELIGARE results, and aims at stimulating discussion and feedback between researchers and EU policymakers.
The programme feature keynote speeches by Mr. Thorbjørn Jagland, General Secretary of the Council of Europe, and Mr. László Surján, Vice-President of the European Parliament
Venue: Albert Borschette Conference Centre, 36 Rue Froissart, Brussels