Roberta Bonazzi, President of the European Foundation for Democracy interviewed by EU Reporter: There is an urgent need for policy makers and the public to understand the threat that Islamist ideologies represent and the difference between ideology and the religion of Islam.
In this article for the Deutsche Welle Turkish, EFD Senior Fellow Dr. Demir Murat Seyrek explains how the EU is trying to find a balanced policy without closing door on Turkey.
EFD Senior Policy Advisor Dr. Demir Murat Seyrek is interviewed by SkyNews on the consequences of the outcome of the Turkish Constitutional Referendum of April 2017.
In this interview for Swiss Info, Elhman Manea explains the extent of the catastrophic humanitarian situation in Yemen.
In this interview with Die Welt, EFD Senior Policy Advisor Ahmad Mansour examines the question why many German Turks voted ‘yes’ in Erdogan’s referendum. His self-display as the strong man fighting evil powers responded well with many voters Mansour explains, who believe in a conspiracy against Turkey and Islam.
n this article for Aki- Adn Kronos Interantional, EFD Senior Policy Advisor Demir Murat Seyrek explains why the Turkish Constitutional referendum may lead to a ‘total change of the Turkish political system with grave consequences for democracy (..)”.
This article by Neue Westfälische discusses the development process of EFD’s Practitioner’s Guide to Preventing Radicalisation in School.
EFD Senior Fellow Magnus Norell is interviewed by KAWC News; he comments on the terrorist attack that occurred in Stockholm on 7 April 2017. He explains the different challenges that will be tackled in the near future in Sweden in order to manage this delicate situation. This interview is in English and can be read
This article by Huffington Post mentions EFD’s latest publication, the Practitioner’s Guide to Preventing Radicalisation in Schools, citing examples of the courses of action recommended to teachers who are faced with intercultural conflict or tensions of religious origin in schools.
In this contribution for Tagesspiegel, EFD Senior Policy Advisor Ahmad Mansour highlights a lacking examination of the specific kind of antisemitism that prevails within Muslim communities in Germany out of a general helplessness in dealing with multiculturalism.
This article by Deutsche Welle gives account of the publication of EFD’s Practitioner’s Guide to Preventing Radicalisation in Schools. It highlights the need for engagement with the issues raised in the publication, citing the principal of an elementary school from Berlin Neukölln.
EFD´s and CEP´s new Handbook for teachers on integration and radicalization is featured on German TV channel N24, April 4th 2017.
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.