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  • Writer's pictureStewart Yarlett

Inaugural Session: Youth Interfaith Leadership Programme

The rise of the far-right, political violence and anti-immigration sentiment in Europe

13th December 2023


On Wednesday 13th December CFCF launched its 2023-2024 Youth Interfaith Leadership Programme. The programme is designed to empower young individuals between the ages of 18-30 with the essential skills and tools to actively engage in the interfaith and civic spheres across Europe.


It was the first in a series of online sessions on topics related to faith and society led by distinguished speakers. The first session revolved around the topic of "The rise of the far-right, political violence and anti-immigration sentiment in Europe".


Speakers included:


  • Dr Jennifer Philippa Eggert - Senior Research Fellow at the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities

  • Adrian Cristea - Executive Officer at Dublin City Interfaith Forum

  • Dr Jeroen Harun-Vlug - Senior Researcher at Movisie and Lecturer & Researcher of Islamic Studies at the Islamic University of Applied Sciences Rotterdam

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