Third Symposium
Paris, France
June 7 - 8, 2018

For the past 2 years, Connecting Actions has convened a number of Organisations working for Interfaith, Interconvictional and Intercultural Dialogue to launch a Coalition meant to reinforce the field of Dialogue in Europe and increase our impact. This is about to become a reality as more than 12 organisations are going to gather in Paris on June 7 and 8 to build this Coalition together, thanks to our supporters : The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) and Natan Fund.

Steering committee

Organisations directing Connecting Actions Paris 2016
Go to Muslim Jewish Conference

Muslim Jewish Conference

Creates and fosters dialogue, relationships and joint initiatives between Muslims and Jews worldwide.

Go to Three Faiths Forum

Three Faiths Forum

Builds understanding and lasting relationships across all faith and belief communities.

Go to Coexister


Coexister is a non partisan, and non denominational group of young French activists that advocates coexistence through a method of peer education aimed at 15-35 year-olds.

Go to European Union of ­Jewish Students

European Union of ­Jewish Students

Supports Jewish student unions and interfaith actions throughout Europe.


Connecting Actions is an initiative for dialogue organisations to share best practices and increase their impact.

Connecting Actions is an international initiative to convene citizen, intercultural, and interfaith dialogue groups to share best practices.

The initiative received its name based on a global network that one of the organizing organizations, the Muslim Jewish Conference, created on Facebook in response to the refugee crisis, which began last summer. Called Connecting Actions, the group mobilized a few hundred young Muslims and Jews around Europe to help assist the refugees by providing food and clothing for them upon their arrival in Germany, Austria, and Hungary.

The symposium, hosted by The Muslim Jewish Conference (MJC) in collaboration with Coexister, Three Faith Forum, Faith Matters, and the European Union of Jewish Students, serves to bring citizen, intercultural, and interreligious dialogue groups from around Europe to share their experience in the field: best practices, major mistakes made, and best lessons learned.

Connecting Actions, taking place in the backdrop of mounting religious, ethnic and political tensions in Europe, will address pressing questions around the concept of active coexistence, methods and objectives of dialogue, challenges, combating radicalism, resources, social messages and media coverage through intense rounds of discussions. The discussions will be facilitated with tested techniques and methodologies.

After a first Symposium on November 23-25, 2016, the second gathering on December 6-8 in Paris aims to build a European Coalition of organisations implementing citizen, interreligious and intercultural dialogue projects.

Who we are

This is the team behind organizing Connection Actions

Rafael Tyszblat

Director of Programming
Muslim Jewish Conference

Emmanuel Michel

General Delegate

Ilja Sichrovsky

Muslim Jewish Conference

Jane Braden-Golay

Outreach and Partnerships
Muslim Jewish Conference

Meytal Rosenthal

Muslim Jewish Conference

Alexander Hohenecker

Head of IT & Development
Muslim Jewish Conference

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Connecting Actions is grateful for the support received by:


The OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights is a fervent advocate of coalition building among Civil Society Organisations working for tolerance and coexistence through dialogue. Since 2016, ODHIR has enabled Connecting Actions to take off.


Natan Fund has selected Connecting Actions as a grantee for the 2017-2018 in order to carry out its mission to build a living coalition of European organisations fostering intercultural, interreligious and citizen dialogue