The European Research & Leadership Development Center (ERLDC) has coordinated and organized a training program for new Muslims, in cooperation with the FIOE department of New Muslims. The program gathered 24 participants from EU member states, and took place over the last weekend (20-21 February 2016) in Milan, Italy.
According to Mr. Tahar Guilai, ERLCD director, the program included training sessions, counselling, tailor-made workshops and courses, specifically based on the needs of the target group, wherein many hot items were addressed. Among other successful outcomes, the program concluded with a sample project proposal on “planning social integration packages for new Muslims”, and the best way to team-up with Islamic centers in this regard.
Guilai added, the first collaboration experience has shown a dire need for assisting the new Muslims in a professional way with sensitivity and care. Such help can be provided through mentoring, coaching and special effective training, which we look forward to continue working on with the New Muslims department.