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.
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.
European Foundation for Democracy.October 7, 2016
On 12 October 2016, the European Foundation for Democracy hosted a policy briefing to discuss the latest publication: “Jihadist Hotbeds – Understanding Local Radicalisation Processes“.
European Foundation for DemocracyOctober 6, 2016
The European Foundation for Democracy hosted a closed-door breakfast briefing with Öztürk Yilmaz, Vice Chair of the Republican People’s Party (CHP, Turkey’s main opposition party) in charge of Foreign Relations. Yılmaz, a former Ambassador, is a Member of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey from Ardahan. He was taken hostage in June 2014, when he was the Consul General of Turkey in Mosul and held for 101 days by ISIS.
Brussels (Belgium)October 6, 2016
The European Foundation for Democracy, along with the European Policy Centre, jointly hosted a policy dialogue entitled: ” “Jihad 2.0”: How to tackle online propaganda, radicalisation and recruitment?” on 4 October 2016. The guest speakers included Andrea Plebani, Associate Research Fellow, Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale, Milan, Tahir Abbas, Senior Research Fellow, Royal United Services Institute, UK, David Ibsen, Executive Director of the Counter-Extremism Project, Lucinda Armstrong, Policy Officer, Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission and Andrea Frontini, Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (Moderator).
European Foundation for DemocracyOctober 3, 2016
In June 2016, the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) announced the development of a technological solution, “eGLYPH”, that will allow Internet and social media companies to quickly remove extremist content from their platforms.
European Foundation For DemocracySeptember 27, 2016
Late in the evening on 15 July, an attempted coup d’état was initiated in Turkey by a faction within the Turkish Armed Forces. Within less than 24 hours, the attempt to overthrow the government had failed, leaving hundreds dead and thousands injured in its wake.
EFD Senior Policy Advisor Dr. Demir Murat Seyrek spoke at a policy briefing held by the European Policy Centre on 22 September 2016 entitled: “Turkey’s failed coup: Domestic and international consequences”.
European ParliamentSeptember 8, 2016
On 8 September, the European Foundation for Democracy hosted a public conference in collaboration with the PeaceJam Foundation and Beatriz Becerra Basterrechea, MEP, at the European Parliament in Brussels.
Press Club Brussels EuropeSeptember 6, 2016
On 6 September 2016, the European Foundation for Democracy hosted a closed door conference with Dr. Demir Murat Seyrek, EFD Senior Policy Advisor, expert on Turkish politics and foreign policy.