In this article for Euronews, EFD President Roberta Bonazzi highlights the importance of empowering progressive liberal-democratic Muslims, rather than appease Islamists who seek a shari’a-based state. Ms Bonazzi analyses a Belgian Parliament Committee of inquiry report on the Islamist phenomenon and stresses how extremist ideologies do not have to be openly violent to pose a
Deutsche Welle (Germany)October 20, 2017
This article from Deutsche Welle addresses the speech by Sir Julian King, European Commissioner for the Security Union at the Counter Extremism Project conference, “Building Alliances – Preventing Terror”. EFD president Roberta Bonazzi comments “Additional emphasis needs to be placed on prevention of radicalisation. Within that context it is critical that the EU institutions and member states engage with civil
EU Reporter (Brussels)May 16, 2017
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.
France 24 (France)December 27, 2016
EFD President Roberta Bonazzi is interviewed by France24 on the recent terror attack occurred at the Berlin Christmas Market and the security threats the Schengen area is now facing.
The Parliament Magazine (Brussels)December 22, 2016
EFD President Roberta Bonazzi is interviewed by the Parliament Magazine on the need to empower civil society in order to have a long-term strategy to prevent violent extremism.
La Croix (France)December 22, 2016
EFD President Roberta Bonazzi is mentioned by the French newspaper La Croix with regards to the dysfunctionalities present among law enforcement organisations in Europe.
Pan European Networks (Brussels)November 18, 2016
EFD President and head of the Counter Extremism Project Brussels is interviewed by Pan European Networks, a leading independent online newspaper, on global efforts to tackle radicalisation.
Deutsche Welle (Germany)November 9, 2016
“We don’t know where America is going to go and what we’ve seen in the campaign is not inspiring,” says EFD President and Founder Roberta Bonazzi in this interview with Deutsche Welle regarding the election of Donald Trump.
Adnkronos (Italy)September 20, 2016
EFD Executive Director Roberta Bonazzi is interviewed by the Italian newspaper Adnkronos.
Corriere della Sera (Italy)September 18, 2016
EFD Executive Director Roberta Bonazzi is interviewed by the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera on the recent wave of violence that New York and Manhattan have witnessed.
The Parliament Magazine (Belgium)July 15, 2016
EFD Executive Director Roberta Bonazzi is interviewed by The Parliament Magazine on the attack which occurred in the French city of Niece.
POLITICO (Belgium)April 5, 2016
EFD Executive Director and Director of CEP Europe Roberta Bonazzi is quoted in an article in POLITICO, along with other experts, analysts and politicians, for their views on how Belgium should reflect and react following the Brussels attacks on 22 March.
CNN (United States)March 26, 2016
EFD Executive Director Roberta Bonazzi, is interviewed on CNN in the wake of the Brussels attacks that occurred on 22 March. In the interview Bonazzi discusses the role that ideology plays in radicalising youth and vulnerable communities, highlighting that this problem could take a generation to resolve. She also appeals to countries who are either directly or indirectly funding the dissemination of this ideology to immediately cease such support.
CNN (United States)March 25, 2016
Following the attacks in Brussels on 22 March, EFD Executive Director Roberta Bonazzi is interviewed on CNN to discuss the multiple failures which culminated and led to the attacks. In the interview, she highlights the incredibly complex governance system of Brussels which played a large factor, making it especially difficult to coordinate and ensure security.
CBSN (United States)March 24, 2016
EFD Executive Director Roberta Bonazzi is interviewed on CBSN to discuss radicalisation prevention in light of the major attacks at Zaventem airport and Maelbeek metro station in Brussels on 22 March. In the interview, Bonazzi highlights the difficulty protecting any city in an open society and soft targets in particular, like those with minimal security in which the Brussels bombers attacked earlier this week.