Over the past several months, Europe has found itself on the frontline in the fight against terrorism and jihadist radicalisation. These have become among the most serious threats to European security and the values on which the EU is built. In the wake of the November 2015 Paris attacks, the European Foundation for Democracy (EFD), the European Policy Centre (EPC) and the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) came together to analyse the rise of jihadist radicalisation in Europe and beyond and develop concrete policy recommendations to tackle the issue head-on. This book, published exactly a year after the 22nd March Brussels attacks, is the result of a series of multi-stakeholder events and workshops and features contributions from leading experts from across Europe.
Analysis & Events
RAN (Belgium)March 16, 2017
Check out Alexander Ritzmann, our Executive Director, presenting the Civil Society Empowerment Programme.
GermanyMarch 13, 2017
On 13th March 2017, EFD hosted a discussion entitled “Fostering Integration, Preventing Radicalisation“ at Schulzentrum Walle in Bremen.
On 9 March 2017, the European Foundation for Democracy, in cooperation with the Counter Extremism Project (CEP), hosted a policy briefing entitled: “Fostering resilience towards radicalization: How can vulnerable communities be empowered?”.
Brussels (Belgium)March 6, 2017
On 8 March 2017, the International Women’s Day, the European Foundation for Democracy, in cooperation with the Young Professionals in Foreign Policy, hosted a policy briefing entitled: “Women, Islam and Parallel Societies in Europe today”.
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EFD ReportFebruary 28, 2017
From early on in the Syrian–Iraqi conflict, foreign fighters from Belgium have played an important role.
BrusselsFebruary 22, 2017
On 1 March 2017, the European Foundation for Democracy, in cooperation with the Counter Extremism Project (CEP), hosted a policy briefing entitled: “Europe’s Foreign Fighters: Why they left & why they are coming back”.
On 16th February, the European Foundation for Democracy and the European Policy Centre, in cooperation with the Counter-Extremism Project, hosted a workshop aimed at identifying policy-makers’ priorities for addressing jihadist radicalisation in and around Europe. The discussion was conducted under the Chatham House Rule, and built upon the results of a questionnaire previously distributed among
BrusselsJanuary 23, 2017
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?”.
Tiyatrom Turkish Theatre BerlinNovember 30, 2016
On 30th November, EFD hosted a discussion on “İntﻉgrati٥n made in Germany – lost between worldliness and values?“ at the Tiyatrom Theater in Berlin-Kreuzberg in cooperation with the German Green party.
European Parliament, Jozsef Antal Room (JAN) 4Q2November 22, 2016
On 29th November, EFD Executive Director and Chairman of RAN Communications and Narratives (C&N) Working Group, Alexander Ritzmann, was among a group of policy experts speaking at the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee’s Pubic Hearing on preventing and countering radicalisation and violent extremism.
European Foundation for Democracy (Brussels)November 16, 2016
The European Foundation for Democracy, in cooperation with the European Policy Centre (EPC) and the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) will be hosting a joint Policy Dialogue on 16 November.
DW Türkçe (Germany)November 14, 2016
EFD Senior Policy Advisor Demir Murat Seyrek writes for DW Türkçe on the worsening relationship between Turkey and the EU as a result of serious problems in Turkey in terms of fundamental rights and freedoms & Turkish government’s increasingly negative attitude towards the EU.
Brussels (Belgium)November 9, 2016
The European Foundation for Democracy hosted a lunch briefing with EFD Programme Director Ahmad Mansour on the integration of thousands of refugees into our liberal democracies.