Commission appoints a new Coordinator for Combating anti-Muslim hatred

The European Commission has appointed Marion Lalisse as its new Coordinator on combating anti-Muslim hatred. Ms Lalisse will work with Member States, European institutions, civil society and academia to strengthen policy responses in the field of anti-Muslim hatred.  In her new role, the Coordinator will be the main point of contact for organisations working in this field in the EU.

Commissioner for Equality, Helena Dalli, said: “I welcome Ms Lalisse, as the new Coordinator on combating Anti-Muslim hatred, whose work will ensure responses to hatred, as well as structural and individual discrimination against Muslims. We must fight anti-Muslim hatred in all areas of life including education, employment and social policy. We must also gather data about, monitor and tackle all instances of anti-Muslim hatred and discrimination.”

Ms Lalisse graduated from the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London), the College of Europe and University of Toulouse Le Mirail. She served as deputy EU Ambassador to Yemen and Chargé d’Affaires a.i.  and held different positions at the EU Delegations to Ghana, Mauritania, Morocco and within the EU Aid Programme for the Turkish-Cypriot community. An experienced EU civil servant, she has significant experience in working closely with a wide range of civil society organisations inside the EU and in the Muslim world. More information on the activities of the European Commission’s coordinator on combating anti-Muslim hatred can be found here.