The Arab diaspora, comprising Arab immigrants and their descendants, currently represents the highest percentage of Arabs living in Europe. They are Arabs and Europeans, but they are unlike the Arabs who were born in the Arab world and unlike the Europeans who inherited their European origins and culture from father to son. The difference between these European Arabs and other Europeans often makes them experience a state of cultural detachment, as well as crises of their education, identity and citizenship. This article is a modest attempt to examine this phenomenon whilst highlighting the obstacles facing European Arabs and to propose some solutions. Furthermore, it is a call to draw attention to the European Arabs who have played a successful role in their communities and to utilize them in raising awareness of Arab issues and rectifying the image of Arabs in Europe with the aim of supporting Euro-Arab dialogue and cooperation.
Research Article| April 01 2015
European Arabs: identity, education and citizenship
Contemporary Arab Affairs (2015) 8 (2): 147–162.
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Abdelouahed Akmir; European Arabs: identity, education and citizenship. Contemporary Arab Affairs 1 April 2015; 8 (2): 147–162. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550912.2015.1016762
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