Register here: Thursday 20 May, 3.00 – 4.30PM CET


Hans Noot
Welcome & introduction by the Platform Freedom of Religion or Belief Worldwide

Gonda de Haan
Presentation of the report ‘Space for Faith-Based Organisations in times of COVID-19’ by the Civic Engagement Alliance with a special focus on the situation in Indonesia

Merete Bilde and Raphael Warolin
Presentation of the program of the European External Action Service on the Global Exchange on Religion in Society (GERIS) and on the findings of the workshop on Freedom of Religion or Belief, organized in December 2020 within the framework of the EU-Indonesia Partnership Facility

Jos Douma and Roel van der Veen
Reaction to the presentations by the Netherlands Special Envoy for Religion and Belief and the Head of the political department of the Dutch Embassy in Jakarta

Panel moderator: Dennis de Jong, former Member of European Parliament (MEP)

Q&A session

Concluding remarks
Recommendations for future actions regarding freedom of religion or belief in the external relations of the EU and the Netherlands, with a special emphasis on the recommendations included in the CEA and EEAS reports on the situation in Indonesia, by Dennis de Jong