Connecting Theory and Practical Issues of Migration and Religious Diversity
Coordinating institution: VDU – Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas, Kaunas, Lithuania Project members at the IESA SAS: Daniel Škobla, Tatiana Zachar Podolinská Project no.: COST Action CA20107 Grant scheme: COST Duration of the project: 2021 – 2025 Web: https://www.cost.eu/actions/CA20107/ https://corenetcost.eu/
“Connecting Theory and Practical Issues of Migration and Religious Diversity” (COREnet) is an interdisciplinary network that aims at knowledge production, knowledge exchange and capacity building across Europe in the intersection of migration and religious diversity with a particular emphasis on bottom-up research. The background of the network is the pressing social situation that is characterised by the fact that migrants and Syrian war refugees coming to Europe, have become one of the major political issues and social challenges during the past years. Research, capacity building and exchange are important tools to analyse what lies behind these challenges and possible solutions. The network aims thus to contribute to overcoming divisions within and across European countries with the help of innovative approach that would add to existing social scientific knowledge on migration and religious diversity the study of religions and theological insights explaining the narratives of migrants and refugees. Drawing in researchers from all stages of their careers, and across different European countries, training a new generation of interdisciplinary action researchers capable of connecting study of religions and theology and the social sciences, and working that into action through processes of co-production. This network brings the bridging of knowledge with stakeholders – governmental, non-governmental and media organizations working in the field of diversity management on the local and national levels.