On Tuesday 19 February 2019, the European Foundation for Democracy (EFD), in partnership with the European Policy Centre (EPC), will organise a policy dialogue on “Preventing radicalisation through education”.
What happened On the night of 11th December, the world watched transfixed, once again, as a French city went into lockdown, as a terrorist attack unfolded at the Christmas market in the city of Strasbourg, seat of the European Parliament. Grimly, restaurants, hotels and bars all over the city prepared for the worst. At the
Since its creation in 2011, the Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN) has become an essential tool for EU policies against radicalisation. Through the knowledge hub of the RAN Centre of Excellence it has been supporting and shaping the EU agenda in preventing and addressing radicalisation. At the same time, RAN’s thematic Working Groups have been connecting
On Wednesday, 28 November, the European Foundation for Democracy organised a panel discussion, hosted by MEPs Gérard Deprez, MEP (ALDE/BE), Tunne Kelam, MEP (EPP/EE) and Geoffrey Van Orden, MEP (ECR Vice Chair/UK) on Migration in the Mediterranean, one of the most critical challenges for the EU as it tries to strike a balance between its moral and
On Tuesday, 27 November The European Foundation for Democracy in cooperation with TRENDS Research and Advisory organised a panel discussion, hosted by MEP Tunne Kelam (EPP/EE) on understanding the key drivers of radicalisation that can lead to violent extremism. Experts from the Balkans, the Arabian Gulf and Belgium shared their experiences from the ground and highlight good – and
A group of nine refugee support organisations from Austria, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands met in Brussels on 18th and 19th October, for a two -day workshop organised by the European Foundation for Democracy to discuss good and bad practices in values-based integration policies in the different countries. A number of group activities were organised:
On Wednesday 26 September, the European Foundation for Democracy organised a panel discussion, hosted by Ilhan Kyuchyuk MEP, Vice President of the ALDE Party. This event was supported by the U.S. Mission to the European Union. The event forms part of a U.S. Mission to the European Union-funded initiative, devised to create a platform on which experts from the Western
In contemporary Europe, policymakers, law enforcement, practitioners and civil society organisations are facing new hybrid threats which show similarities and overlaps both from ideological and strategic perspectives. The nature of different forms of extremism and of the ideologies that provide narratives and moral justification require further investigation. What are totalitarian ideologies and what role do
On June 26, 2018, the European Foundation for Democracy and the European Office of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung jointly organized an interactive panel discussion on the findings of EFD’s recently published ‘Refugees in Europe- review of integration practices and policies’ report.
On Tuesday, 26 June 2018, the European Foundation for Democracy and the European office of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung co-hosted a closed-door lunch briefing with front-line practitioners with extensive experience on migration, refugees and integration policies in different European countries to discuss the common challenges in the integration of refugees.
The European Foundation for Democracy and the European Office of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung would like to invite you to join our interactive panel discussion with seven national representatives, on Tuesday, 26th June 2018, starting at 16.00h at the European Office of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.
On June 13, 2018, the European Foundation for Democracy, the European Policy Centre and the Multinational Development Policy Dialogue of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, jointly organised the breakfast debate “Snap Elections in Turkey: Erdogan reloaded or a step change?”
The European Foundation for Democracy and the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed) would like to invite you to the presentation of the findings of the 8th Euromed Survey “Violent Extremism in the Euro-Mediterranean Region”, on 6th June 2018 from 11:00 to 13:00. Violent extremism is a worldwide phenomenon, which is particularly acute in the Euro-Mediterranean area. All 43 countries of the
On Friday 1 June 2018, Roberta Bonazzi, President of the European Foundation for Democracy, together with EFD Programme Manager Tommaso Virgili, will present the findings of their recently completed study titled: “Refugees in Europe: review of integration practices and policies”. The study examined how different European countries with high numbers of refugees and/or experience of integrating
The European Foundation for Democracy in cooperation with TRENDS Research & Advisory hosted a closed-door lunch briefing on Thursday 17th May to discuss the issue of Islamist ideologies, in both the Sunni and Shi’a contexts and their particular relevance to Europe. Our speakers discussed the structures, patterns, similarities, interlinkages and divergences between the two ideologies.