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The Eurel project is managed by the research centre UMR 7354 Droit, religion, entreprise et société (CNRS / University of Strasbourg), with the support of Groupe société, religion, laïcité (GSRL, (...)

The Eurel project is managed by the research centre UMR 7354 Droit, religion, entreprise et société (CNRS / University of Strasbourg), with the support of Groupe société, religion, laïcité (GSRL, EPHE, Paris).

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Research and information networks and projects

EUREL is in relation with other projects and networks of research and information.
EUREL is supported by IPRA, Institut du Pluralisme Religieux et de l’Athéisme The Institute for Religious (...)

EUREL is in relation with other projects and networks of research and information.

EUREL is supported by IPRA, Institut du Pluralisme Religieux et de l’Athéisme
The Institute for Religious Pluralism and Atheism (IPRA) aims at offering a centralized database of sources, literature and scientific promotion of research for scholars, teachers, students and the general public at large, on the topic of religious pluralism in Europe and the mediterranean space (5th-21st centuries).

EUREL is also in relation with:

- 2008-2018, IMPACT
"The Impact of Religion – Challenges for Society, Law and Democracy" (project of the Centrum för forskning om religion och samhälle, Religion and Society Research Centre, Uppsala University).

- Legirel
Legislation concerning the religious activities and the organization of religious bodies in the EU member states.

- Mineurel (Religious minorities in Europe)
Bilingual website providing documents, information and information sources concerning minority religious groups in Europe.

- O-Re-La
Observatory of religions and secularism, University of Brussels.

- Religare database
The database offers coverage of a wide range of cases dealing with religious diversity in Europe. It consists of summaries of relevant court decisions related to four topics (family, workplace, public space, State support) in Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom and by the European Court of Human Rights.

- Religion and public institutions
This site offers a space for discussion, debate, networking, and information-sharing among the growing community of academics with an interest in research about religion in public institutions, including methodologies for its investigation.

1 December 2014

Eurel international conferences

The Eurel correspondents meet once a year. The Eurel network organises every second year a conference for specialists of law and social sciences of religions, in addition to the yearly (...)

The Eurel correspondents meet once a year.
The Eurel network organises every second year a conference for specialists of law and social sciences of religions, in addition to the yearly correspondents meeting.
The 2018 conference will probably take place in Norway, in September.

The 2016 conference took place in Luxembourg, September 29-30, on the topic of Governance and religion. It was organised jointly with the Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Educations of the University of Luxembourg. There were 39 contributors, and some 35 participants.
In 2012 and 2014, the topic of the conferences has been Religion and territory.
The 2014 conference took place in Lublin (Poland) and was entitled Religion in floating territories. It was organised jointly with the Faculty of Law of the John Paul II University of Lublin. Papers given during this conference have been published in Studia z Prawa Wyznaniowego (Studies in Law on Religion) 18, 2015.

In 2012, the conference took place in Manchester. It was organised jointly by the Eurel network and the Center for Research on Socio-Cultural Change, CRESC, University of Manchester. Some of the papers given during this conference were published as a thematic section "Religions and territories", in International Review of Sociology / Revue Internationale de Sociologie 2015,2.

I. Pluralism and minorities
Religion et Territoire, approche juridique (Anne Fornerod - Droit, religion, entreprise et société
● Religious involvement in public sphere in a secular state – legal institutions, political interests, and public attitudes (Ringo Ringvee - University of Tartu) [abstract]
● Religious law and urban space. The eruv, a Jewish territory in the city ? (Lucine Endelstein - Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Solidarités, Sociétés, Territoires) [abstract]
II. Identity and belonging
Between “geo-law” and “theo-law”. Considerations on religions as transnational centres of identity (Silvio Ferrari - University of Milano) [abstract]
● Reactive Christianity in Britain?: Religious Diversity, Social Cohesion, and Identity Formation (Matthew Bennett - Nuffield College, University of Oxford) [abstract]
Catholics and the urban territory in France: discourses and practices (from the 1970s to the beginning of the 2000s) (Olivier Chatelan - LAboratoire de Recherche Historique Rhone-Alpes) [abstract]
Theoretical and practical approaches to study the spatial diffusion of religious ideas : relationships between actors and the circulation of information (Ulrich Messier - Identité et différenciation des espaces, de l’environnement et des sociétés) [abstract]
III. Spatiality and religion
Spatial Patterns in Religious Affiliation and Practice in England and Wales (provisional version) (Siobhan McAndrew - University of Manchester) [abstract]
● Recent Approaches to “Space” and “Territories” in Sciences of religion (Lionel Obadia - Université Lumière Lyon 2) [abstract]
The spatiality of religion – a geographer’s view (Thomas Lundén - Center for Baltic and East European Studies) [abstract]
IV. Values, attitudes, observance
● Long-term Religious Change and Stability in Ireland: A Geographical Analysis
(Ian Gregory - Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - University of Lancaster)
Religious and Secular Morality Across Europe (provisional version) (David Voas and Ingrid Storm - Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex) [abstract]
● “A sort of whirlwind” : Political Violence and Changing Patterns of Presbyterian Religious Observance in Ireland’ (Niall Cunningham, Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change - University of Manchester) [abstract]
Religious Attitudes and Home Bias: Theory and Evidence from a Pilot Study (Carlo Reggiani - University of Manchester) [abstract]

1 December 2014

Related institutions

Institutions in relation with the EUREL website: (...)

Institutions in relation with the EUREL website:

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