European-Islamic Consultancy and Research Institute
We provide our EMEA-region cliënts with our non-partisan expertise, based on objective analysis, effective solutions and decent research.
'from information to knowledge'
The European-Islamic Consultancy and Research Institute (EICRI) is an independant international organisation dedicated to shed a fair light on certain subjects connected to religion, social behaviour and society. We stand for an inclusive society where people of different background, religion and colour will coexist while the universal values are reserved. EICRI pursues these unchanging ideals through independent thinking, years of political and religious affinity with the society in Western-Europe, facts and the highest standards of research and exposition. We dedicate our work to a more prosperous and safer world.
EICRI research is conducted through several primary research divisions: Economics, Middle-Eastern and Western relations, Policy, Politics, Public Opinion, Religion (with Islam as our main subject), Society and Culture and many more. Make EICRI your HUB to the west!
The latest from EICRI
EICRI INTERVIEW Tilburg – To increase the understanding between those from the West seeking trade opportunities in the GCC region, and vice-versa, EICRI has interviewed José van Helden. José van Helden runs Van Helden International Business, a consulting agency that...read more
EICRI BRUSSELS - Citizens from 28 European countries will cast their votes in the general European parliamentary elections this month in what many politicians say could be one of the bloc's most pivotal moments. Not only because of the Brexit-deal, but also for the...read more
London, Milan, Amsterdam, Paris. Just some of the highly anticipated cities to go by in Europe by the Arab elite from the Gulf countries. During the Holy month of Ramadan, a phenomenom known as the "Ramadan Rush" takes place in several European countries and...read more
Saudi Aramco, the world’s most powerful oil producer, will buy a 70% stake in local chemical giant SABIC from the kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund for $69.1 billion, or €61.27 billion, transferring a big slug of cash from one arm of the state to another to help finance...read more
EICRI - THE HAGUE •A fairly unknown newcomer to the rest of the world has booked a monster win in the provincial elections in the Netherlands. The right-wing Euro- and Islamsceptic party is on it's way to provide a more "reasonable" option than the Dutch PVV...read more
EICRI (THE HAGUE) IS BRINGING YOU THE NEWS OF THE SHOOTOUT AS IT UNFOLDS IN UTRECHT. FOLLOW OUR TWITTER FEED AND LIVE BLOG FOR THE LATEST ON THIS EVENT. This live blog has ended on march 19th. Current situation A shooting took place in Utrecht, the third largest city...read more
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Information sharing has increased across Europe, but some Muslim leaders fear Dutch government wants to co-opt community leaders.
2016 marks the fifteenth anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, in which almost 4,000 people lost their lives. 9/11 didn’t only change New York, Washington DC or Pennsylvania; it changed the whole world.
After years of consulting, we’re glad to announce that EICRI has launched a new consultancy department in Birmingham (the UK).
A new survey has found that about 70 percent of companies in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are finding it difficult to search candidates for senior positions with the required skills.
May 15th - Birmingham
Countering the narrative: What would Trump's reign mean for the harshening situation between communities in Europe?
Dec 24th - Netherlands
Survey: How will the Dutch (of foreign descent) vote?
Feb 28th - Amsterdam
Post 'Caliphate': What does the future hold for those who survive the 'Fall of IS'?
Mar 2nd - Brussels
Introduction to Muslims and Islam: Introduction to Muslims and Islam: Contemporary Issues Affecting European Muslims post terror-attacks.
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Islam and Muslims in Europe
EICRI is the front-runner in observing the muslim population in Western-Europe. As of 2016, the situation in which the muslims live is changing like never before. Islamophobia, terrorism, hate-crimes; these and other subjects have a large impact on the lives of muslim inhabitants in Europe. It’s important for all to know that Islam gained its first foothold in continental Europe in 711 with the Umayyad conquest of Hispania. They advanced into France but in 732, were defeated by the Franks at the Battle of Tours. Over the centuries the Umayyads were gradually driven south and in 1492 the Moorish Emirate of Granada surrendered to Ferdinand V and Isabella. Muslim civilians were expelled from Spain and by 1614 none remained in Spain. Islam entered Eastern and Southeastern Europe in what are now parts of Russia and Bulgaria in the 7th and 13th century, respectively. Following the Muslim conquest of Persia, Islam for the first time penetrated into regions that would later become part of Russia. The Ottoman Empire expanded into Europe taking huge portions of the Byzantine Empire in the 14th and 15th centuries. Over the centuries, the Ottoman Empire also gradually lost almost all of its European territories, until the empire collapsed in 1922. However, parts of the Balkans (such as Bosnia-Herzegovina, Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, Bulgaria and Montenegro) continue to have large populations of native, European Muslims. Transcontinental countries, such as Turkey, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan have large Muslim populations.
According to the latest research outcome, as of 2010, there were 4.8 million Muslims in Germany (5.8% of the country’s population) and 4.7 million Muslims in France (7.5%). In Europe overall, however, Russia’s population of 14 million Muslims (10%) is the largest on the continent.
Learn more about Islam in EuropeAs you might know, muslims and Islam are hot topics in Western-Europe. Want to learn more about EICRI’s activities or muslims in this region? Please go ahead and browse more articles on our website.
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