Nura Sediqe

Nura Sediqe

European Parliament Liaison Office, Belgium
Nura  Sediqe

Nura worked for the European Parliament, the European Union’s Congressional body which has full legislative powers, comparable to the US House of Representatives. She spent part of her time in Washington D.C., working with the European Parliament’s Liaison Office and an additional part in Brussels, Belgium where the EU Parliament is headquartered.  In addition to learning more about the policy-making process and context of the European Union, she examined issues of gender, civil, and human rights. As the population of minorities rises in Europe, particularly of those with Muslim heritage, there have been varying responses to the lifestyle, religious behavior and economic and educational issues related to these communities, which may impact parts of the community, particularly women, more so than others. Nura examined how issues such as social cohesion and civic inclusion are being addressed as well as the challenges that remain.