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Ideology: the driving force behind radicalisation?

European Foundation for Democracy | Brussels |


On 1 February 2017, the European Foundation for Democracy, in collaboration with TRENDS Research & Advisory, hosted a policy briefing entitled: “Ideology: the driving force behind radicalisation?”. Throughout the discussion, experts commented on the role that ideology plays in fostering radicalisation, analysing the shortcomings of current analyses and practices, and suggesting a new approach to tackle the plague of radicalisation.

Guest Speakers included: Roberta Bonazzi, President of the European Foundation for Democracy (Moderator); Ahmed El Hamli, President of TRENDS Research & Advisory; Saad Amrani, Chief Commissioner of the Belgian Federal Police; Richard Burchill, Director of Research, TRENDS Research & Advisory; and Mohamad Khadam Aljamee, Secretary of the Union of Syrians Abroad.

The event was held at Info Point Europa, and comprised a significant number of official, academics and policy-makers, with approximately 40 people attending.

For the full report of the event, please click here.


About European Foundation for Democracy

The European Foundation for Democracy (EFD) is a Brussels and Berlin-based policy institute that has been working with civil society, academic, governmental and other stakeholders on the prevention of radicalisation for more than a decade. Through our work with these organisations and groups, EFD’s goal is to ensure that the universal values of the Enlightenment – political pluralism, respect for individual rights, government by democracy – remain the founding precepts of European security and prosperity.

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