Welcome to the Erlangen Centre for Islam & Law in Europe
The Erlangen Centre for Islam and Law in Europe (EZIRE) conducts research and teaching about Islam and Muslim life in Europe from a multidisciplinary perspective. In addition to research and teaching, EZIRE also offers services such as trainings, consulting, expertise and expert opinions.
The book Organized Crime in the 21st Century, recently published by Springer, provides the most recent information about various organized crimes. It focuses on the impact of networking and illegal markets.
On February 16, 2023, parts of the (offline) milieu research group around Hatem Elliesie met the president of FAU Erlangen, Prof. Joachim Hornegger, to present the research project. The team thanks him for the very friendly reception and the time.
For years, Arab-Turkish extended families have been at the centre of political and media debates. The families are often described as "criminal clans". Dr Mahmoud Jaraba has been researching the topic for several years. In a new expertise for Mediendienst Integration, he examines how the structures of extended families have developed and in which structural contexts crime takes place.
In an interview with Deutschlandfunk Kultur (in German), Dr Ertuğrul Şahin of the Heidelberg Center for Cultural Heritage and associate in the EZIRE collaborative project WECHSELWIRKUNGEN draws attention to the role of mosque archives as agents of cultural, Muslim heritage in Germany.
EZIRE expresses its sincere thanks to Prof. Thijl Sunier for the long cooperation and looks forward to continuing to benefit from his excellent expertise on Islam in European societies, especially the formation of religious authority.
Back in the spring of this year, the Bundestag debated a motion submitted by the CDU/CSU parliamentary group entitled "Finanzierung des Politischen Islamismus in Deutschland offenlegen und unterbinden" ("Disclosing and Stopping the Financing of Political Islamism in Germany") (20/1012).
Prof Mathias Rohe, speaker of the Independent Expert Commission on anti-Muslim sentiment in Germany was a guest at a conference of the Council of Europe on preventing and combating anti-Muslim racism and discrimination on June 7.