Expected results of "Islam and the Mediterranean"

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Expected results

The expected results of the "Islam and the Mediterranean" Project and its International Conference will be a contribution to the interpretation of the controversial encounter of Islam with the Western Civilization in particular in the fields of law, philosophy and religion.

In addition, the age of colonialism (19th century) will be analyzed with the aim of interpreting the questions of assimilations and mutual influences between Islam and the Western world at institutional, legal and cultural levels.

A fundamental result will also be the criticism against the Euro-Mediterranean relations in order to point out the necessity of overcoming the conditionality principle that has always characterized the European attitude toward Arab Muslim peoples; besides introducing the perspective of an interdependency that allows the creation of a Mediterranean space of mutual acknowledgment among all the peoples living in this area.