Muslims are the second largest religious group in the EU consisting of around 25 million people. Intolerance and discrimination against Muslims are a serious problem and as a result, many Muslims cannot live free from fear because of widespread experiences of hostility in their societies.
COPE focuses on the problem of anti-Muslim hatred and aims at fostering a better understanding and improved dialogue among different groups and communities, especially non-Muslim and Muslim communities.
Prevention and decrease of anti-Muslim hatred by increased tolerance, trust, mutual understanding and social cohesion between non-Muslim and Muslim communities
Increasing awareness among the general public for the discrimination the Muslim community is facing
Empowerment of victims and groups at risk of anti-Muslim hatred
Enabling non-Muslim and Muslim communities in constructive handling of differences