"Mosques in Europe. A Right or an issue"? This is the theme of the meeting promoted by CIMPO, the Italian Centre for Peace in the Middle East, in the framework of the conferences "Cattedra del Mediterraneo" to be held in Milan on 22 October. "In Italy explains CIMPO there are thousands of worship places, besides the three mosques in Rome, and their number does not cease to increase. There is still disagreement between public opinion and political forces over this issue. On the one hand, having a worship place is part of the right to religious freedom. On the other hand, the unregulated opening of new mosques and Muslim worship places might raise a number of issues and fuel tensions with the locals. How to ensure, then, that Muslim rights are guaranteed without trampling on those of the people dwelling in the places where they are erected?" The meeting (at Università degli Studi in Milan, 5pm) will deal with the issue of mosques in the Italian and European context from a judicial, political and social point of view, thus presenting an up-to-date analysis of the current and future situation. Among the speakers, Stefano Allievi, professor of sociology at the University of Padua, Aldo Brandirali, president of the Social Service Commission of Milan’s Town Council and Vittorio Emanuele Parsi, professor of international relations at "Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore" in Milan.