Member of the Foundation Board and Secretary-General pay official visit to President of the Islamic Religious Authority of Austria

Member of the Foundation Board and Secretary-General pay official visit to President of the Islamic Religious Authority of Austria

Member of the Foundational Board mr. Selahaddin Celebi and the Secretary-General of IUR, mr. A. Dündar, have paid an official visit to Dr. Fuat Sanac, the President of the Islamic Religious Authority of Austria (IGGiÖ).

The IGGiÖ is a corporation under public law and the official representation of Austrian Muslims. The main partner in the organization’s responsibilities is the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture.
IGGiÖ serves as an umbrella organization of more than 250 Muslim associations in whole Austria. There are IGGiÖ-branches in 8 of the 9 Austrian provinces. The main responsibility of the corporation is the state-funded supply of Islamic religious education at Austrian public and private schools. About 60.000 pupils of Islamic confession attend Islamic religious education lessons. Besides, the IGGiÖ provides all services related to Islamic care-taking, f.e. in hospital, military services, marriages and burials. The organization is running different institutions to train Islamic religious teachers.

The Islamic University of Rotterdam and the Islamic Religious Authority of Austria have an official educational cooperation since 2 years and wish to expand this under the European Commission Erasmus+ 2014-2020 Mobility Programme.

On the photo:

-          Mr. Mustafa Mollaoglu – The Mufti of Austria
-          Mr. Selahaddin Celebi – Member of the Foundational Board IUR
-          Dr. Fuat Sanac – President of the Islamic Religious Authority of Austria (IGGiÖ)
-          Mr. Ahmet Dündar – Secretary-General IUR

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