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.



Panel discussion: From the classroom to the Jihad? Young Muslim Extremists in Germany

20th May 2016

The radical Islamism reached a new dimension, due to the violent crimes by the Islamic State. The terror attacks in Paris and Brussels showed us that the danger of Islamist radicalism has already reached Europe. More and more youths become radicalised in Germany, too, and reject die democratic values of our society. Some of them sympathize with the political salafism and are willing to go on jihad. Why are these young people susceptible to religious ideologies, conspiracy theories and inhuman ideas?

Moderation of the Panel discussion of the Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, on 19th June 2016, Orangerie Erlangen: Prof. Dr. Mathias Rohe (EZIRE)

Mohamed Abu El-Qomsan (Chairman of the Islamic religious community Erlangen), Korhan Erdön (Violence Prevention Network), Dr. Christiane Nischler-Leibl (Bavarian Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Family and Integration)

Admission is free, please enrol: anmeldung@badw.de


Lecture: Islam and the secular state

20th May 2016

Lecture by Mathias Rohe on 28th July 2016, 7 to 8.30 pm in the framework of the lecture series "Islam in Germany", Volkshochschule Coburg. 

How does Islam fit with the secular state? In this lecture, Mathias Rohe speaks about the possibilities and the limits of the secular state for the pluralism of Muslim life. 


Lecture "Lisa's Things. Jewish - Secular Traditions in Muslim Exile"

21st April 2016

Lecture by Gerdien Jonker in the framework of the international workshop "Things and People on the Move" of the University of Chicago's Center, 13th - 15th June in Paris.





Erlanger Zentrum für Islam und Recht in Europa EZIRE
Krankenhausstr. 2-4
91054 Erlangen
+49(0) 9131 - 85 22239 (Dr. Jörn Thielmann, Managing Director)
+49(0) 9131 - 85 26398 (Julietta Cheliotis, Administration)
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