Our Team

  • Dr. Asmaa Soliman

    Programme Lead Junge Islam Konferenz | Lead „Competence Network Living Together in the Migration Society”

    Dr. Asmaa Soliman is the head of the Young Islam Conference. Asmaa studied in Maastricht and in London, where she completed her doctorate. This led to her book, European Muslims Transforming the Public Sphere, where she examines young Muslims’ engagement in the public. She has researched, taught, and coordinated projects on Islam in Europe, diversity, and intercultural understanding. She leads the JIK with the goal of advancing peer education and the European focus even further.

  • Jasemin Seven

    Deputy Programme Lead | Project Manager for Europeanisation and Strategic Communication

    Jasemin Seven is responsible for the European expansion of JIK with a focus on strategic communication. Jasemin studied European Studies and International Business Administration in Germany, the USA, and France and has coordinated projects on female empowerment and development education. With her work, Jasemin wants to contribute to a post-migrant and racism-critical Europe.

  • Veronika Gunne

    Project Management Consultant

    Veronika Gunne keeps track of JIK’s numbers and finances. Veronika studied International Business Administration in Frankfurt (Oder) and Crisis and Security Management in The Hague. She has worked for several international NGOs such as Amnesty International and UNHCR.

  • Seren Başoğul

    Project Manager for Networks

    Seren Başoğul manages our networks. With this work, Seren brings many threads together. Seren studied visual communication and has created exhibitions on several social issues. As a talent scout, she has promoted educational and equal opportunities for young people from families in North Rhine-Westphalia with little to no academic experience.

  • Fikri Anıl Altıntaş

    Project Manager for Travel Scholarships and "Beyond A Single Story"

    Fikri Anıl Altıntaş is responsible for the travel scholarship program and the Instagram channel „Beyond A Single Story“. Anıl studied Political Science and Eastern European Studies in Berlin, Istanbul and Tübingen and has expertise in the fields of gender & migration, post-migrant Europe and literature.

  • Vinya Mehta

    Project Manager Outreach/Politics

    Vinya Mehta is responsible for outreach and policy at the Young Islam Conference. She studied Politics, Religion, Gender Studies and Law in London and has expertise in migration and intersectional discrimination. Amplifying multiply marginalised anti-racist perspectives is particularly important in her advocacy work.

  • Caroline Haufe

    Communications Manager

    Caroline Haufe manages the press and public relations of the Young Islam Conference and manages the Media Academy together with Seren. She studied literature in Freiburg, Edinburgh and Berlin and previously worked in the field of communication in the cultural sector and in post-migrant contexts.

  • Samuel Schidem

    Project Manager Jewish Life and Antisemitism

    Samuel Schidem is responsible for Jewish life and combating antisemitism, focusing on Civic and Shoah education. He actively promotes remembrance cultures, and his main interest is in building bridges in Jewish Muslim relations and strengthen these alliances of diversity.

  • Svea Klee


    Svea Klee works in the areas of Networks, Communications and Europeanisation. She focused on the intersectionality of different forms of discrimination during an internship at the Consortium on Gender Security and Human Rights and is currently studying International Relations at the University of Groningen.

  • Jess Mukeba

    Student assistant

    Jess Mukeba supports the European expansion of the program and the deputy director in their tasks. The visibility of young, intersectional voices is particularly important to him.