On 26th October 2017, the European Policy Centre (EPC), in partnership with the European Foundation for Democracy (EFD) and the Counter Extremism Project (CEP), organised a Policy Dialogue on the role of ideology in extremist violence and terrorism. The panel of experts included; Mr Bulcsú Hunyadi, Senior Political Analyst at Political Capital; Mr Oren Segal,
On 26th October 2017, the European Foundation for Democracy (EFD) hosted a lunch briefing with Mr Oren Segal, Director of the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism, an NGO which combats extremism, terrorism and all forms of hate, both on and offline. The briefing focussed on the recent wave of extremist violence and rallies across the
On 18th October, 2017, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) organised a conference in cooperation with the European People’s Party Group (EPP Group) and the European Foundation for Democracy (EFD) on the internal and external causes of insecurity and violence in Libya and the role of the European Union in peacebuilding and state-building efforts. After the hopes that
Brussels, BelgiumOctober 16, 2017
A two-day conference which brought together senior policymakers, academics, industry representatives, NGOs, and the private sector to share innovative ideas for tackling the spread of extremism and terrorist propaganda, countering terror financing, understanding extremist ideologies, and improving community and grassroots engagement. Distinguished speakers included: EU Commissioner for the Security Union Sir Julian King; Executive Director
Brussels, BelgiumSeptember 22, 2017
Migration to the economic centres of Europe has been a well-known societal challenge for almost 60 years. European societies and state structures had to develop strategies of integration and receptiveness of migrants.
Brussels (Belgium)July 10, 2017
On 5 July 2017, the Centre for European Progression organised a conference on the EU-Turkey refugee deal entitled “One year later: lessons learned and the way forward”.
Among other panelists, EFD Senior Policy Advisor Demir Murat Seyrek analysed the deal and its implementation as well as its consequences for Turkey and Turkey-EU relations.
Brussels (Belgium)July 5, 2017
On Thursday 29th of June 2017, the European Foundation for Democracy and the Counter Extremism Project organised a discussion with the Senator Joseph Lieberman in Brussels. Senator Lieberman is a former member of the U.S. Senate from Connecticut. Serving for 24 years, Senator Lieberman was Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and
Paris (France)June 13, 2017
As global migration continues to dominate the political discourse, businesses that understand the value of diversity will be better equipped to benefit from an inclusive workplace. Though public policy is central in the discussions about migration, the business community too plays a key role in the integration of migrants and in shaping a labour market
EFD (Belgium)May 24, 2017
On 17 May 2017, the European Foundation for Democracy (EFD) in cooperation with the European Policy Centre (EPC) and the Counter Extremism Project (CEP), hosted an event on how to address jihadist radicalization through the implementation of alternative and counter-narratives. Throughout the discussion, the panel discussed different opportunities and the challenges for civil society organizations (CSOs) that are working on these issues.
Effective counter-terrorism strategies require the participation of a broad range of actors, including civil society. At the core of such strategies is the notion that prevention of radicalisation is one of the key priorities and that effective groups and individuals need to be supported and empowered with a view to building resilience within relevant communities.
IPI (Germany)May 19, 2017
Turkey – a challenge for EU diplomacy, a test for Europe’s democracy and a threat to freedom of the media and freedom of expression. Is this candidate for future EU membership growing more distant?
EFD (Belgium)May 16, 2017
On May 16 2017, EFD hosted an exchange of views on issues concerning the presence of ISIS in Afghanistan. Afghan expert Kamal Dalili, as well as EFD President Roberta Bonazzi discussed the possible scenarios in this volatile region, the implications for Europe in terms of security and the fight against terrorism, as well as the potential for ISIS to join forces with the Taliban.
On 29th March 2017, EFD hosted a discussion entitled “Fostering Integration, Preventing Radicalisation“ at Hermann-Sander elementary School in Berlin Neukölln.
BrusselsMarch 23, 2017
The event presented the final publication of The challenges of jihadist radicalisation in Europe and beyond.
EFD (Brussels)March 23, 2017
On 22nd of March, the European Foundation for Democracy attended the MEP Awards, organised by the Parliament Magazine. The European Foundation for Democracy sponsored the award for the category “Justice and Civil Liberties”.