Project Office IRP

About the Project Office IRP

From 2008 to May 2013, the Project Office Islam Research Programme (Project Office IRP) coordinated and administered the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ research programme ‘Strengthening knowledge of and dialogue with the Islamic/Arab world’, in short, Islam Research Programme on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Department of Social Development (DSO/OO).

Research Programme

The contemporary Muslim world is in motion, and the revival of ‘Islam’ as a political, socio-economic, and religious factor in this part of the world receives a great deal of attention. Within the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and particularly at a number of Dutch Embassies in the Muslim world a need has arisen for more knowledge of societal trends and movements in the Muslim world.