GSRL is a French CNRS research institute in Paris specializing in contemporary religious issues, secularism, and modernity. Experts at GSRL pursue studies on Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and Confucianism through the following five programs:
- Secularization, culture, identity, and gender
- Religions and contemporary religious minorities
- Religious plurality and democracy in Europe and North America
- Islam, politics, and society
- Religion and society in East Asia
Euro-Islam.info site coordinator Dr. Jocelyne Cesari directs GSRL research on Islam in France.
GSRL is an affiliate of l’École Pratique des Hautes Études – La Sorbonne, creating access to intellectual resources in one of the world’s most renowned academic institutions for the study of religion. Euro-Islam.info serves as a networking tool for fostering collaborations between scholars affiliated with Harvard’s Islam in the West program and GSRL research networks.
Sixth Framework (FP6) is the European Community Framework Programme for Research, Technological Development, and Demonstration. Developed by the EU, FP6 funds and promotes research of transnational themes that will increase the economic capabilities of EU member states.
The goal of FP6 is to strengthen European industry through advancement of science and technology and encourage international competitiveness of the EU, supporting the formulation of policies that will build the world’s most sustainable and vibrant knowledge-based economies.
The Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (National Center for Scientific Research) is a government-funded research organization, under the administrative authority of France’s Ministry of Research. Founded in 1939 by governmental decree, CNRS has the following missions: to evaluate and carry out all research capable of advancing knowledge and bringing social, cultural, and economic benefits for society; to contribute to the application and promotion of research results; to develop scientific information; to support research training; and to participate in the analysis of the national and international scientific climate and its potential for evolution in order to develop a national policy.