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!
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Dutch Counterterrorism Coordinator requested private NTA-bureau infiltrators to illegally spy on mosques and islamic organizations
EICRI THE HAGUE - Dutch municipalities, via the Dutch National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism, had a company conduct covert investigations for years in, among other things, mosques – which is not allowed according to Dutch law. The organizations which...
EICRI BRUSSELS - China has committed genocide in its repression of the Uighurs and other mainly Muslim peoples, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said. Blinken's European counterparts, from France, the UK and the Netherlands have also warned China over the...
EICRI LAUSANNE - Swiss voters have approved a ban on full facial coverings including niqab and burqa in nearly all public places in a closely contested referendum on Sunday. Facial covering banned in all public places The so called "burqaban" proposal was...
EICRI - Barely 10 years after the huge financial crisis of 2008 and the collapse of the Lehman Brothers investment institutions, global stockmarkets are reaching their all time highs (ATH). Although retail investors constitute just a relative small portion (<10%)...
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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.
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