Intercultural Dialogue Platform (IDP) is a Brussels based non-profit civil society organization, aiming at mutual understanding and harmonious interaction among the people of different cultural backgrounds. The association also communicates the works of a network of European dialogue organisations (Dialogue Platform) associated with the Hizmet (Gülen movement) at European level. The platform serves as the main information channel about Hizmet and Fethullah Gülen, who is the honorary president of the association.
Inspired by the teachings and example of the Muslim/Turkish scholar Fethullah Gülen, these organisations aim to advance and promote intercultural understanding, dialogical interaction and social cohesion in their respective societies.
While each partner organisation retains its institutional independence, the Dialogue Platform supports coordination among them to ensure the exchange of best practice and experience. It also works to give a louder voice at the EU level of the initiatives carried out by its partner organisations.
Dialogue Platform, moreover, fosters debate and analysis on various issues concerning a peaceful and respectful coexistence in European societies. By so doing, it aims to make practical contributions to the decision-making processes on relevant developments and issues impacting on community relations in Europe.
Dialogue Platform is particularly interested in following areas to develop ideas and projects:
- Social and Community Cohesion
- Citizenship and Democratic Engagement
- Identity and Intercultural Understanding
- Inter-Faith Dialogue and Religious Studies
- Muslims in Europe
- Peace-Building and Diplomacy
- Education and Youth
France: Plateforme de Paris
The United Kingdom: Dialogue Society
The Netherlands : Platform INS
Belgium: Plateforme du Dialogue Interculturel
Germany: Forum Dialog Berlin e.V.
Spain: Arco Forum
Italy: Istituto Tevere