During this time we have held three board meetings. On 23 October in the Central Mosque of Rome, Italy, we adopted a Declaration that defines the future vector of development of our organisation. In addition, an action plan for the near future and the conception of registering an organisation under jurisdictions of six European states were adopted. The second meeting was held on 29 November in Brussels, Belgium where the concept of interaction with the European Commission and the European Parliament was defined.
The initial list of the EMF Board was confirmed and some plans for future work were specified. An Executive Committee has also been established. The third meeting was held on 10 December in Paris, where the decision was made to appoint new permanent Board members, and the necessity of opening the first five offices of our organisation was determined: in Brussels, London, Barcelona, Istanbul and Moscow. Our organisation got registered at the postal address as followed: 72 rue Maraîchers 75020 Paris, France.
During this initial period, several events were held in various cities of Europe and in the Muslim world. The EMF delegation visited the cities of Lisbon (Portugal), Budapest (Hungary), Berlin (Germany), Stockholm (Sweden), Warsaw, Krakow (both - Poland), Belgrade (Serbia), Istanbul (Turkey), Kiev (Ukraine), Minsk (Belarus). Other events were held in the cities of Russia: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Makhachkala, Grozny. The EMF delegation paid a working visit to Istanbul, where it held a number of meetings with prominent leaders and officials, including the President of Macedonia Georg Ivanov, the head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov and the future Prime Minister of Malaysia Anwar Ibrahim. The EMF delegation visited Doha (Qatar), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and Singapore, where it had a number of important meetings related to the activities of the EMF.
By now, the governing bodies have been formed, work regarding the establishment of European offices is underway, our Internet and media activities have been growing intensively. All this work should be completed by summer 2021. At the moment, the EMF is registered in two European jurisdictions, but of which belongs to the European Union, and the second is located outside it: in the UK (see the documents →
) and Denmark (see the documents →
We believe that the rapid growth of our activity over the past tree month by the European Muslim Forum is a positive indicator of the great potential of our organisation.