On 22nd of March, the European Policy Centre (EPC), in cooperation with the European Foundation for Democracy (EFD) and the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) hosted a high-level panel discussion on the occasion of EPC-EFD book launch. Commissioner Julian King was present and gave an insightful speech. The European Foundation for Democracy is mentioned in the transcription of his address by the European Commission.
In this article for Euractive, EFD Executive Director Alexander Ritzmann and Andrea Frontini, Policy Analyst at the European Policy Centre, provide their thoughts about the root-causes of radicalisation in Europe.
Check out Alexander Ritzmann, our Executive Director, presenting the Civil Society Empowerment Programme.
In this article for the Deutsche Welle Türkçe, EFD Senior Policy Advisor Dr Demir Murat Seyrek discusses the consequences on EU-Turkey relations regarding the constitutional referendum to be voted on 16 April.
In this contribution for Euronews, EFD Senior Policy Advisor Dr Demir Murat Seyrek discusses the challenges that Turkey faces in regards to the constitutional referendum to be voted on 16 April.
In this contribution for the Parliament Magazine, EFD Programme Manager Alexandra Korn and EFD Executive Director Alexander Ritzmann pinpoint the importance of empowering educators in the fight against radicalisation.
EFD Senior Fellow Dr. Magnus Norell is mentioned by the British daily newspaper, the Daily Mail Online, on a report commissioned by Sweden’s Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB), part of the country’s Ministry of Defence.
In this article for Die Welt, EFD Programme Director Ahmad Mansour discusses a recent court decision against the German Federal State of Berlin. Mansour criticises the adjudication of a compensation payment to a Muslim applicant for a teaching position who got turned down for wearing a headscarf.
EFD Senior Counsellor John Duhig is interviewed by The Parliament Magazine; he highlights the challenge Western governments encounter with regards to the alleged Russian hacking.
EFD Executive Director Alexander Ritzmann and RAN C&N Chair is interviewed by the Club de Madrid; he stresses the need for a critical evaluation of hard security measures implemented in the last years as they might be having a counterproductive effect.
EFD Programme Director Ahmad Mansour and Senior Policy Advisor Dr. Lorenzo Vidino are cited in this article by Süddeutsche Zeitung on Italy’s citizenship policy.
In this contribution for DW (Türkçe), EFD Senior Policy Advisor Demir Murat Seyrek discusses the EU’s radio silence following constitutional changes in Turkey.
On 21 January, the Turkish Parliament adopted a controversial 18-article constitutional amendment package aimed at transforming Turkey from a parliamentary governance system to an executive presidency.
EFD Senior Policy Advisor Dr Demir Murat Seyrek is interviewed by SkyNews on the horrific attack that occurred at the Istanbul night club ‘Reina’, leaving 39 people dead and many more injured.
In this contribution for the online magazine chrismon, EFD Programme Director Ahmad Mansour calls for an upscaling of support for teachers to prevent and detect radicalisation in schools. Mansour points out that while violent Islamists should be dealt with by security authorities, the radicalisation of youngsters concerns our societies as a whole.