Germany and Brussels

Christians in Iraq, Now and in the Future

From the 22nd of September until the 30th of September 2016, DTRC Europe organized a 5-day conference. Four days in Germany and one day at the European Parliament in Brussels with support of two members of the European Parliament amongst which Arne Gericke from the Familien-Partei Deutschland. The conference addressed the situation of Christians from Iraq and constituted an encounter-platform for groups from Western and Eastern parts of the world, concerned about the situation of Christians.

The conference was succesful in developing a constructive plan which enhances the situation of Iraqi Christians on political level as well as on developmental level, based on the recommendations of several institutions from Germany and other countries.


  • Branislav Skripek, Slovakian member of the European parliament
  • Arne Gericke, German member of the European Parliament
  • UPGO University
  • Jubilee Campaign

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September 22nd, 2016

16:00-16:30 – Which needs do Christians in Iraq currently have ?

16:30- 16:50 – Which assistance is already provided?

16:50-17:10-  What are effective strategies for development aid in the future? How can we contribute to a durable continual existence of Christians in Iraq.

17:10- 17:40- Experiences and vision of a developmental organization (Aid to the Church in Need)

17:40-18:00 – Drinks


19:20- 19:30 Welcome new guests

19:30- 20:15 – Christians in Iraq: Danger of extremism and threat of extinction

20:15- 20:40 – The continuance of Christians in Iraq; How can we assist?

20:40 – 21:10 The refugee crisis in Europe; an appropriate reaction (politicians Germany)

21:10- 21:30 The refugee crisis in Europe; an appropriate reaction (politicians Iraq)

Questions and Answers


September 23th 2016

9:00-11:00 Debate on strategies for Germany to protect Christians in Iraq and in Germany

11:00-13:00 Strategy planning

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-16:00 Meeting with German politicians


European Parliament Program

30th September, 2016

9:30-9:45 – Opening MEP

9:45- 10:15 – Christians in Iraq: extremist danger and the thread of extinction

10:15- 10:45 – Elimination of Christians imminent? How to counteract.

10:45-11:05 – break

11:05- 11:35 – The refugee crisis in Europe: appropriate response

11:35-12:05- Policy and experience of Members of the European Parliament

12:05-12:30 – Questions and answers