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.
The full report of the event is available here.