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The EUREL website rests on an important international network of specialists (researchers and scholars in law and social sciences) who volunteer to provide and validate information. The EUREL (...)

The EUREL website rests on an important international network of specialists (researchers and scholars in law and social sciences) who volunteer to provide and validate information. The EUREL project is explained here, the EUREL team is presented here.
The network consists in the team of correspondents for each of the countries taken into account on the website. EUREL also relies on other contributors. This page also provides the names of the EUREL former correspondents.
The network is also a place of scientific exchange. The correspondents meet once a year. The EUREL network organises every second year an international conference for specialists of law and social sciences of religions, in addition to the yearly correspondents meeting.
EUREL is related to many institutions and research networks.

D 14 November 2015   

Members of the network (country correspondents)

The EUREL correspondents, by countries:
Austria Astrid MATTES Research Centre Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society, University of Vienna
Austria Kerstin WONISCH Institute for (...)

The EUREL correspondents, by countries:

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Austria
Astrid MATTES
Research Centre Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society, University of Vienna

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Austria
Kerstin WONISCH
Institute for Minority Rights, Eurac Research Bolzano

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Belgium
Louis-Léon CHRISTIANS
Law of religions, Catholic University of Louvain

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Bulgaria
Daniela KALKANDJIEVA
Sofia University

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Canada
Lori BEAMAN
Département d’études anciennes et de sciences des religions, University of Ottawa

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Canada
Solange LEFEBVRE
Institut d’étude religieuses, University of Montréal

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Croatia
Siniša ZRINŠČAK
Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb

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Cyprus
Victor ROUDOMETOF
Department of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cyprus

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Czech Republic
Záboj HORÁK
Faculty of Law, Charles University in Prague

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Denmark
Lene KÜHLE
School of Culture and Society - Department of the Study of Religion, Aarhus University

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Estonia
Priit ROHTMETS

School of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Tartu

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Finlande
Kimmo KETOLA
Kyrkans forskningscentral / Research Institute of the Church of Finland, Tampere

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France
Anne LANCIEN
Groupe Sociétés, Religions, Laïcités (GSRL / EPHE) - CERI/Sciences p

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France
Lauren BAKIR
UMR 7354 DRES, CNRS / Université de Strasbourg

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Germany
Sylvie TOSCER-ANGOT
Université de Tours / ICD

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Greece
Konstantinos PAPASTATHIS
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece; Leiden University, the Netherlands

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Hungary
Balázs SCHANDA
Peter Pazmany Catholic University, Faculty of Law and Political Sciences, Budapest

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Ireland
Brian CONWAY
Department of sociology, Maynooth University

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Italy
Francesco ALICINO
Faculty of Law, LUM "Jean Monnet", Casamassima - Bari

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Latvia
Anita STASULANE
Daugavpils University

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Lithuania
Rasa PRANSKEVICIUTE-AMOSON
Vilnius University, Faculty of Philosophy, Institute of Asian and Transcultural Studies

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Luxembourg
Raphaël DURANTE
Université du Luxembourg

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Montenegro
Nikola B. ŠARANOVIĆ
Doctoral student, Faculty of Law, University Donja Gorica

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Netherlands
Richard BENNAHMIAS
University of Strasbourg

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Norway
Helge ÅRSHEIM
Faculty of Theology, University of Oslo

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Poland
Michał ZAWIŚLAK
Catholic University of Lublin John-Paul II

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Portugal
Maria João OLIVEIRA
The Institute of Sociology of the University of Porto

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Portugal
Helena VILAÇA
Universidade do Porto

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Romania
Gabriel BIRSAN

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Russia
Michaïl CHAKHOV
Moscow State University of Public Administration

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Slovakia
Miroslav TIŽIK
Institute for Sociology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava

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Slovenia
Gregor LESJAK
Ministry of Culture, Republic of Slovenia

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Spain
Julia MARTÍNEZ-ARIÑO
University of Groningen

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Sweden
Per PETTERSSON
Uppsala Religion and Society Research Centre, Uppsala University

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Sweden
Linnea LUNDGREN
Center for Civil Society Research, Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University

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Switzerland
Mischa PIRAUD
Centre intercantonal d’information sur les croyances (CIC), Geneva

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Switzerland
Josselin TRICOU
Institut de sciences sociales des religions contemporaines, University of Lausanne

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Turkey
Elsa Pınar KILAVUZ
Centre Alberto Benveniste, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes

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United Kingdom
Katya BRAGINSKAIA
University of Bristol

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Europe
Romain MERTENS
University of Namur, Centre Vulnérabilités & Sociétés

D 17 March 2021   

Other contributors

Austria • Caroline BERGHAMMER (Institut für Soziologie, Wien) • Nora DIM (Institut für Rechtsphilosophie, Religions und Kulturrecht, Universität Wien) • Florian HACKEL
Belgium • Patrick DE POOTER (...)

Austria
• Caroline BERGHAMMER (Institut für Soziologie, Wien)
Nora DIM (Institut für Rechtsphilosophie, Religions und Kulturrecht, Universität Wien)
• Florian HACKEL

Belgium
Patrick DE POOTER (Département Eglise-Etat de l’International Institute Canon Triest)
Serge MODEL (Université catholique de Louvain)
Léopold VANBELLINGEN (Université catholique de Louvain)
Stéphanie WATTIER (Université catholique de Louvain, Université de Namur)

Canada
• Zaheeda ALIBHAI (University of Ottawa)
• Peter BEYER (Department of classics and religious studies, Ottawa University)
Christine L. CUSACK (Département d’études anciennes et de sciences des religions, Université d’Ottawa)
• Jean-François LANIEL (Université du Québec, Montréal)
• Bertrand LAVOIE (Université de Montréal / Université Paris II)
• Ted MALCOLMSON (University of Ottawa)
• Heather SHIPLEY (University of Ottawa)
Mathilde VANASSE-PELLETIER, (Sciences des religions, Université de Montréal)
• Sarah WILKINS-LAFLAMME (Sociology and legal studies, Université de Waterloo, Ontario, Canada)

Cyprus
• Achilles EMILIANIDES (Cyprus Institute of State and Church Relations)
• Stavros FOTIOU (Department of Education, University of Cyprus)
• Nicolas KAZARIAN (IRIS, Paris/Fordham University)
• Eleonora KYRIAKOU (Département de Sciences sociale et politique, Université de Chypre)
• Iasonas LAMPRIANOU (University of Cyprus, Nicosie)
• Harris STAVRIDIS (Kykkos Cultural Foundation)

Denmark
Karoline DIGE (Aarhus University)
• Annika HVITHAMAR (Université de Copenhague)
Hans Raun IVERSEN (Faculté de Théologie, Université de Copenhague)
• Malik LARSEN (Center for Contemporary Religion, Aarhus University)
Peter LÜCHAU

Europe
Serge MODEL (Université catholique de Louvain)

Finland
Tommi HEINO
Anita SIPILÄ

France
• Catherine BONJOUR (Université de Strasbourg)
• Stéphanie CONRAD
• Franck FREGOSI
• Arif GÜMUS (étudiant, Université de Strasbourg)
• Lucie GUICHON (étudiante, Université de Strasbourg)

Germany
Irene DIETZEL (Université d’Erfurt)
• Hans Michael HEINIG (Juristischen Fakultät, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf)
Miriam SCHADER (Institut für Soziologie, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen)
Sabine TRITTLER

Greece
Emmanouil CHALKIADAKIS
• Savvas GEORGIADIS (Paris XI – Sud et Faculté de Droit d’Athènes)
Lina MOLOKOTOS (Centre for European Studies, University of Exeter)

Hungary
Rozalia HORVATH (doctorante, Université de Strasbourg)
• Flóra SESZTÁK (Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest)

Ireland
Seán L’ESTRANGE

Italy
• Simona ATTOLLINO (Università degli Studi di Bari “Aldo Moro”, Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza)
• Roberto DE VITA (Università di Siena)
Alessandra MARCHI (Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris)
• Vera VALENTE (Università degli Studi di Bari)

Latvia
• Maija GRIZANE (Daugavpils University, Latvia)
• Marika LAUDERE (Daugavpils University, Latvia)

Netherlands
• Céline GARNIER (University of Gronigen)
Joris KREGTING (Radboud University Nijmegen)

Poland
• Aneta ABRAMOWICZ (John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin)
• Michał CZELNY (John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin)
• Katarzyna GÓRAK-SOSNOWSKA
• Diana ŁASOCHA
• Marta ORDON (John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin)
• Radosław PIESTRAK
• Michal RYNKOWSKI
• Wojciech SADŁOŃ (Institute for Catholic Church Statistics, Religiosity and Statistics Department, Poland)
• Katarzyna STARZECKA
• Urszula SZCZĘCH
• Katarzyna WIĘCEK

Portugal
José Carlos CALAZANS (Universidade Lusófona, Lisboa)
Simão Daniel FONSECA DA SILVA (Universidade Lusófona, Lisboa)
Luís Seabra MELANCIA (Universidade Lusófona, Lisboa)

Romania
Iuliana CONOVICI (Facultatea de Stiinte Politice, Universitatea din Bucuresti)
• Vasile CRETU (Universitatea din Bucuresti, Bucarest)
• Constanin CUCIUC (Universitatea din Bucuresti, Bucarest)
• Manuela GHEORGHE (Academia româna, Bucarest)
Iulian ISBASOIU (Universitatea Ovidius, Constanta)
Lucretia VASILESCU (Universitatea din Bucuresti, Bucarest)

Slovakia
• Juraj MAJO (Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia)
Ondrej PROSTREDNIK
Michal PUCHOVSKÝ (Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University in Brno)

Spain
Fernando BRAVO LÓPEZ (Taller de Estudios Internacionales Mediterráneos, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
• Puerto GARClA ORTIZ (Taller de Estudios Internacionales Mediterráneos, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
Irene GONZÁLEZ GONZÁLEZ (Taller de Estudios Internacionales Mediterráneos, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

Switzerland
Nathalie ABERER
• Claude BOVAY (Ecole d’études sociales et pédagogiques, Lausanne)
• Melina BREDE (Observatoire des Religions en Suisse, Université de Lausanne)
Katharina FRANK (Religionswissenschaft, Universität Zürich)
• Delphine GEX-COLLET (Ecole d’études sociales et pédagogiques, Lausanne)
Ansgar JÖDICKE (Chaire de science des religions, Université de Fribourg)
Joëlle SANCHEZ (Observatoire des Religions en Suisse, Université de Lausanne)
• Mallory SCHNEUWLY PURDIE (Centre Suisse Islam et Société, Université de Fribourg)
• Carole WYSER (Observatoire des Religions en Suisse, Université de Lausanne)

Turkey
• Inan SEVINÇ

United Kingdom
Brenda E. BRASHER (Department of Sociology, University of Aberdeen)
Caroline K ROBERTS (Oxford Brookes University)
David McCLEAN, emeritus (School of Law, University of Sheffield)
• Ataullah SIDDIQUI (Islamic Foundation, Leicester)
Michael J. WEIL (Jewish People Policy Planning Institute, Jerusalem)

D 23 July 2021   

Former correspondents

(The home institution given here for the EUREL former correspondents is the one of the time of their responsibility; this information is not updated.)
• Samim AKGÖNÜL, Turkey (DRES, Strasbourg) • (...)

(The home institution given here for the EUREL former correspondents is the one of the time of their responsibility; this information is not updated.)

Samim AKGÖNÜL, Turkey (DRES, Strasbourg)
Ringolds BALODIS, Latvia (Juridiskaja fakultate, Latvijas Universitate, Riga)
Jorge BOTELHO MONIZ, Portugal (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
• Jonas BROMANDER, Sweden (Church of Sweden)
Emmanuelle BUCHARD, Switzerland (Observatoire des Religions en Suisse, University of Lausanne)
Zhargalma DANDAROVA, Switzerland, University of Lausanne
Nihal DURMAZ, Turkey (University of Strasbourg)
Lars FRIEDNER, Sweden (Swenska kyrkan)
Petrisor GHIDU, Romania (University of Strasbourg)
Mariachiara GIORDA, Italy (Dipartimento di Studi Storici, Università di Torino et CEIFR)
Blaž IVANC, Slovenia (Faculté des sciences de Santé – Université de Ljubljana)
Matthias KOENIG, Germany (Institut für Soziologie, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen)
Martijn de KONING, Netherlands (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
Anaïd LINDEMANN, Switzerland (Institut de sciences sociales des religions contemporaines, Université de Lausanne)
• Nikos MAGHIOROS, Greece (Faculté de droit canonique, Université Aristote de Thessalonique)
Bérengère MASSIGNON, Europe (GSRL, Paris)
Siobhan McANDREW, United Kingdom (Institute for Social Change, University of Manchester)
Michaela MORAVCIKOVA, Slovakia (Ústav pre vztahy štátu a cirkv, Bratislava)
Richard O’LEARY, Ireland (School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work, Queen’s University, Belfast)
Ahmet Erdi ÖZTÜRK, Turkey (University of Strasbourg)
Claude PROESCHEL, Spain (GSRL, Paris)
Ringo RINGVEE, Estonia (Religious Affairs Department, Estonian Ministry of the Interior)
• Michal RYNKOWSKI, Poland (Katolicki Uniwersitet Lubelski)
Paulo Jorge SOARES PINTO, Portugal (Universidade Lusófona, Lisboa)
Piotr STANISZ, Poland (Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawla II, Lublin)
Jörg STOLZ, Switzerland (Observatoire des Religions en Suisse, Université de Lausanne)
Ingrid STORM, United Kingdom (Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research, University of Manchester)
Laurențiu TĂNASE, Romania (University of Bucarest)
Jiri Rajmund TRETERA, Czech Republic (Spolecnost pro církevní / Société de droit des religions, Prague)
Marie VEJRUP NIELSEN, Denmark (University of Aarhus)
Marco VENTURA, Italy (University of Sienna)
Niels Valdemar VINDING, Denmark (University of Copenhagen)
David VOAS, United Kingdom (Institute for Social Change, University of Manchester)
Wolfgang WIESHAIDER, Austria (University of Vienna)
• Jean-Paul WILLAIME, France (GSRL, Paris)

D 4 September 2019   

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 next conference, scheduled for 2023 in Lausanne, will focus on the issues of Modernity, Sexuality and Religion.

The latest conference tool place in 2021 in Porto on the topic of Regulating religions. Scheduled for 2020, it had been postponed because of the sanitary crisis of the Coronavirus 19.

The 2018 conference took place in Oslo (Norway), 26-27 September on the topic Formatting Nonreligion in Late Modern Societies - Institutional and Legal Perspectives.

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.

D 30 September 2021   

Religion and territory

Articles of the conference on Religions and territory
I. Pluralism and minorities ● Religion et territoire, approche juridique (Anne Fornerod - Droit, religion, entreprise et société) ● Religious (...)

Articles of the conference on Religions and territory

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]

D 30 October 2021   

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