Bashy Quraishy

General Secretary at EMISCO

Bashy Quraishy

General Secretary at EMISCO

Biography

General Secretary  | EMISCO

Quraishy was born in India, but grew up in Pakistan. Quraishy has studied Engineering in Germany and USA, and later studied International Marketing in London. Quraishy is a member of a number of Commissions, Committees and Boards involved with Human Rights, Ethnic/Religious Equality Issues, anti-racism, anti-discrimination, Islamophobia and anti-Semitism, both in Denmark and internationally.

On the Danish level, Quraishy is the Chief Editor of MidiaWatch, which is a quarterly magazine on media and minorities, Chair of media monitoring organisation, Fair Play and member of the Advisory Council of Danish Human Rights Institute.

On the international level, from 2001 – 2007, Quraishy was President of ENAR – Brussels that is the largest EU network against racism with over 700 member organisations. Since November 2007, Quraishy is Chairman of ENAR’s Advisory Council, Chair of the European Platform for Jewish Muslim Co-operation, member of the “Board of Trustees” of the Dutch Foundation ” More colour in the media”, General Secretary of the network, EMISCO – European Muslim Initiative for Social Cohesion and Member – Advisory Board – Migration Research Centre – Hacettepe University – Ankara, Turkey. Quraishy is also senior adviser to COJEP International, a France based inter-cultural youth organisation and from 2005-2007 sat on EU Commission’s High Level Committee on the Social and Labour Market integration of disadvantaged ethnic minorities in EU.

Quraishy contributes regularly to the Danish and European press with essays, chronicles and TV debates as well as lectures on various issues concerning Ethnic Minorities in EU, Islam in the Western Media, benefits of inter-culturalism, globalization, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, Racism’s consequences and Integration’s dilemma in Europe. Since January 2010, he hosts TV programme – Bashy’s Corner – at TV Channel Greater Copenhagen.