What we do

What we do

CLAIM strengthens civil society actors through nationwide networking. We counter developments that endanger the common good of Germany and Europe with information and prevention.

We currently connect and support 50 organisations dedicated to opposing Islamophobia, Muslimophobia, and anti-Muslim racism. CLAIM was founded as a network in Germany in October 2017.

We put effective structures in place that promote professional exchange and cooperation in Germany and across Europe, and support organisations and projects to further build their capacity along these areas.

Through joint campaigns, we create nationwide and pan-European visibility of Islamophobic, anti-Muslim, and racist tendencies and their negative impacts. We coordinate the Anti-Muslim Racism Day every 1 July, pool the activities in various cities, and make them visible to the entire country.

We offer scientific and practical impetus through publications, conferences, and working groups and put issues on the agenda that rarely get discussed.

As representatives for the concerns of the organisations and affected parties, we speak with policymakers to raise their attention and engagement on crucial issues.

Competence Network Islam- and Muslimophobia

The Competence Network Islam- and Muslimphobia aims to bundle and improve expertise on the topic of Islam and Muslimphobia/anti-Muslim racism and make it available to the fields of education, politics, administration, and civil society. The goal: to reduce anti-Muslim racism in society.

The competence network consists of four organizations that are active nationwide: CLAIM/Teilseiend e.V., the Arbeits­ge­mein­schaft der Evange­li­schen Jugend in Deutschland (aej), the Verband binationaler Familien und Partnerschaften and the Zentrum für Europäische und Orien­ta­lische Kultur e.V. (ZEOK).

Find out more at kompetenznetzwerk-imf.de

I Report

Anti-Muslim motivated incidents have been at a high level for years. In 2021, a total of 732 Islamophobic crimes were officially recorded in Germany. It can be assumed that a large proportion of anti-Muslim incidents are not recorded and prosecuted by the authorities.

In cooperation with the Dokumentations- und Beratungsstelle Islamfeindlichkeit und antimuslimischer Rassismus in Austria and the Paris Lodron University Salzburg, CLAIM works to improve the recording and visibility of the number of anti-Muslim motivated assaults and discrimination: Through uniform data collection of Islamophobic and Muslimophobic attacks and improved reporting possibilities for those affected.

Find out more at i-report.eu