URI Europe Events

URI European Conferences

  • "Twenty plus – the 20 year URI journey: Cultivating inter-religious and inter-cultural dialogue, action & harmony in Europe”, in Ohrid, North Macedonia, October 3-6, 2019,
  • "Peacebuilding Together: a European interfaith and intergenerational training workshop & seminar", in Damme, Belgium, March 22-25, 2018,
  • "Cherishing the past, building the future - Co-creating our Vision and making URI Europe a strong Actor for positive Change”, in Damme, Belgium, October 6-9, 2016,
  • “Moving interfaith work forward in Europe”, URI Europe Conference in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, April 23-26, 2015
  • “Walking our talk – bringing interfaith action to each town in Europe”, URI Europe Conference in Istanbul, Turkey, October 27-31, 2011
  • “Interfaith Dialogue: A tool for peace in Europe”, European URI Conference in Antwerp, Belgium, June 15-18, 2007
  • “Overcoming irritations and prejudices between people of different cultures, religions and convictions in the EU enlargement-process”, European URI conference in Brussels, Belgium, September 22-24, 2005
  • URI Europe’s participation in the ’Parliament of the World’s Religions’ in Barcelona, Spain, July 8-13, 2004
  • URI Europe & Middle East conference ’Facing violence as a way to peace’, at the Catholic Academy, Berlin, Germany April 6-10, 2002
  • European URI Launch at the European Parliament in Brussels. ’What role for religions in the Europe of the 21st century?’, under the patronage of MEP Lord Inglewood, Belgium, February 26, 2002
  • Inter-Traditions Symposium‚ ’Unity in Diversity – Ethics and Spirituality’, organized by URI Europe and the European Buddhist Union, at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, November 19, 2000
  • European URI Conference in Dobogókö, Hungary, March 24- 26, 2000
  • URI Europe Conference in Antwerp, Belgium, October 3-5, 1997
  • URI Conference in Oxford, UK, April 13-17, 1997

URI Europe Workshops and Events in Partnerships

  • URI Bulgaria – Netherlands Youth Camp, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, July 2019
  • URI cooperation in 2 Youth Camps in Turkey in partnership with SIRF, 2019
  • URI participation in Coexister Europe Assembly, Berlin, Germany, March 2019
  • Participation in the Inauguration of the Gandhi Peace Centre, 10th November 2018, Tividiale, near Birmingham, UK
  • URI Bulgaria – Netherlands Youth Camp, July 16-31, 2018 in patnership with Arigatou Intrenational
  • Participation in Launch of European Institute For Dialogue (EIFD), Paris, France, June 8, 2018
  • Participation in the celebration of the “International Day of Living together in Peace” on May 16, 2018, in Frankfurt, Germany, organized by AISA and URI Merzig CC
  • URI participation in Coexister Europe Assembly, Granada, Spain, May 2018
  • International “Connecting Action 2nd Symposium” in Paris, France, December 6 – 8, 2017, cooperating in a symposium organized by the Muslim Jewish Conference, Coexister, Pluralism-och Dialoginstitutet / Fryshuset
  • "All unique, all united – hand in hand for peace, justice and healing”, URI Europe sub-regional meeting in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, September 14-17, 2017
  • URIE participation in Conference around the International Day for Tolerance (Nov. 18), Maskat, Oman, November 2016, organized by MARA
  • "Connecting Actions 1st  Symposium” - 1st convention for a European Platform of Civil Society actors for Coexistence, November 23 – 25, 2016, in Paris, France, cooperating in symposium organized by the Muslim Jewish Conference, Coexister, 3 Faiths Forum, the European Union of Jewish Students
  • 70 years of ecumenical formation at Bossey, “Peace-Building and the Role of Religions”, WCC Ecumenical Institute of Bossey, Switzerland, September 30 – October 2, 2016
  • “Do religions have a significance for Europe?”, URI Europe lecture and presentation, Zagreb, Croatia, January 8-10, 2016
  • “Interfaith Dialogue and Action: Why and How?” / “Dialogue Interreligieux et Action commune : Pourquoi et Comment?”, Paris, France, November 15, 2014
  • “Building & Maintaining Peace, Prosperity and Personal well-being in Bosnia and Herzegovina”, workshop at the Sarajevo Peace Event, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, June 8, 2014
  • URI booth at Day of Christian-Muslim Dialogue, Krefeld, Germany, May 10, 2014
  • “Building & Maintaining Peace, Prosperity and Personal well-being in Poland, Warsaw, Poland, February 8, 2014
  • URI booth and presentation at congress “Beauty in Diversity”, Saarbrücken, Germany, December 30, 2013 – January 1, 2014
  • “Sarajevo – a European beacon for harmony, hope and peace”, action planning training workshop in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, October 6, 2013
  • Participation as resource in “URI Youth leadership training”, London, UK, July 26-28, 2016
  • “Interreligious Competence – Workshop”, Dresden, Germany, May 10-11, 2013
  • “Faiths united in Scandinavia – Action to peace”, a URI training workshop, Copenhagen, Denmark, October 27, 2012
  • “Overcoming Religious Prejudices”, a workshop by URI member UNESCOCat and URI Europe in partnership with URI Berlin and the German Muslim-League Bonn, in the framework of the Long Night of Religions, Berlin, Germany, September 1-22, 2012
  • “Towards World Peace”, workshop in Grügelborn, Germany, on June 17, 2012
  • “Sharing values across spiritual traditions”, Interfaith training workshop in Brno, Czech Republic, March 24, 2012
  • “Faith Paths through the Crisis”, Migration conference and interfaith training workshop in Varna, Bulgaria, March 27-28, 2012, (in partnership with European Alternatives, BRIDGE CC, DMLB CC)
  • “Faith in Prishtina – Action to peace”, Interfaith training workshop in Prishtina, Kosovo, September 31 - Monday, October 3, 2011
  • “The Role of Interfaith Cooperation in Immigrants’ Integration”, conference and interfaith leadership workshop, June 22-26, 2011, Mehdiya/Kuneitra, Morocco (in partnership with URI MENA and others)
  • “European Consciousness through Peace Actions”, youth training in Baia Mare, Romania, August 6-13, 2011, (in partnership with URI Globalyouth, Children for Children, and others)
  • URI Europe 10th Anniversary Celebration, Barcelona, Catalonya/Spain, September 24-27, 2010
  • “Interfaith Symphony”, interfaith concert and dialogue event, Antwerp, Belgium, June 15, 2007
  • URI Global Council and Staff meeting, Antwerp, Belgium, June 6-15, 2007
  • “Interfaith Dialogue - Globally connected, locally rooted”, Academic conference, UCSIA/University of Antwerp, Belgium, June 14, 2007

URI Europe Awards

  • GOLDEN STARS AWARD - URI Europe has been awarded a Golden Stars Award 2007 by the EU Commission. The award was given for URI Europe’s effort in encouraging active civic participation
  • URI Europe’s Chairman, Patrick Hanjoul, recently received the Pantheon Award for his local and European interreligious work (December 2011).
  • Three other board members hold important medals of their respective countries, honoring their interfaith and civil society work.

URI affiliations

  • The United Religions Initiative (URI) has consultancy status with the United Nations (UN) (DPI and ECOSOC).