Vision / Philosophy
The European Convention of Muslims for Democracy (DeMus) unites young people - students and professionels of different backgrounds around the principles of Human rights, democracy, and the rule of law.
Our main goal is to promote universal ideas in European societies, in particular in Muslim communities, in order to harness grass-root support for national consolidation. We are aiming to achieve this via massive participation of representatives of Muslim communities in the democratic process.
DeMus aims to strengthen the active european citizenship among the Muslim communities in Europe via dialogue and intensive interfaith connections. This way, we intend to help combat islamophobia, antisemitism and other types of religious, racial and social exclusion. DeMus wants to raise awareness of such phenomena and to call for action through public activities.
DeMus considers that Islam is an inseparable part of the European culture and believes in its great enriching potential. Instrumentalisation of Islam in order to justify malfeasance by certain groups is unacceptable. With this in mind, the radicalisation among young people in Europe is one of our principal concerns and we are determined to fight against this phenomenon through educational and intercultural projects
Every step counts!
It has been a while since DeMus was born. First step of this baby are unusually big. We started to be visible.
"Tolerance trumps Hate" High-Level Conference
DeMus representatives participated at the High Level Conference “Tolerance Trumps Hate” held on 8th of May and organised by the Belgian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers at the Council of Europe.
Together Against Islamophobia
From 3rd to 9th May, DeMus will be present at the study session "Together Against Islamophobia - Acting For Human Rights".
DeMus at "Europe and Islamic World" conference
On 14 April, 2015, Mr. Mehdi Karimi, Secretary General of the European Convention of Muslims for Democracy gave a speech at the conference entitled "Europe and Islamic World: There are more that unites us than divides us".
Simulation game at the European Parliament
Simulation game at the European Parliament is a role playing game where each participant is endorsed to act as a member of the European Parliament (MEP), committee chairman, political group leader or the European Commission representative.
DeMus’s EU School is a week long intensive professional training dedicated to the EU integration and policies.
Internship at the EU institutions
The goal of the Internship at the EU institutions programme is to facilitate internship opportunities for students and young professionals at the EU institutions, as well as other non-governmental organisations with EU-oriented activities.
Leadership and citizenship trainings
Training programmes organised by DeMus are aimed to help young people to develop communicational and leadership skills, teach them to solve problems, to build self-confidence and inspire them to start and achieve new projects via workshops and seminars.
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