European Union Informal High-Level Meeting to Consider Need for New Guidelines for Inclusive Citizenship in Europe, Feb. 22


Building on discussions begun at the conference on Muslim Youth and Women in the West: Source of Concern or Source of Hope? organized by New York University s Center for Dialogues: Islamic World-U.S.-The West at the Salzburg Global Seminar on May 15-17, 2007 an informal high-level meeting of European policy makers will be convened on Feb. 22 at Castle Jable in Ljubljana, Slovenia to consider the possibilities of new guidelines for inclusive citizenship in Europe.

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Many members of Europe’s “new minorities” do not yet feel at ease in their adopted homeland. Muslims, in particular, who constitute between 15 and 20 million residents, suffer from varying degrees of alienation and have become a source of anxiety for many of their fellow citizens in EU countries. Building on discussions begun at the conference on “Muslim Youth and Women in the West: Source of Concern or Source of Hope?”—organized by New York University’s Center for Dialogues: Islamic World-U.S.-The West at the Salzburg Global Seminar on May 15-17, 2007—an informal high-level meeting of European policy makers will be convened on Feb. 22 at Castle Jable in Ljubljana, Slovenia to consider the possibilities of new guidelines for inclusive citizenship in Europe. The session is aimed at ensuring that these “new minorities” can 500

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