Integration of the citizen
An increasing amount of Muslim associations are committed to transmitting a civic awareness to their members. Some citizen training programs are in the process of being internally structured or in collaboration with certain institutions that specialize in this area. Just until now, these initiatives remain an abstract discussion. However, whoever makes the effort to discover the initiatives and come into contact with the work of the Muslim associations will notice the consciousness, maturity and energy which drives a great number of these Muslim associations. They have gone beyond any obstacles without compromising their religion to achieve a true citizenship which commits them to becoming truly aware of their obligations and rights in the European setting. Relationships are strengthening with other social and political players on the local level and discussion are being organized. Such initiatives are new, growing and frequent, especially in France, England, Italy, Belgium and Germany.