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Tunisia, Kuwait and France: the latest targets of global terrorism

On 30 June 2015, the European Foundation for Democracy hosted a closed-door policy briefing to discuss how civil society can and needs to work more closely with authorities in responding to the threat of terrorism. The guest speakers were Ambassador Mark Wallace, who serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Counter Extremism Project (CEP), which was launched in September 2014, as well as Dr. August Hanning, the former State Secretary in the Federal Interior Ministry of the Federal Republic of Germany in Berlin from 2005 to 2009 and Director Federal Intelligence Service (BND) from 1998 to 2005.


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EU Neighbourhood: secularism for promoting peace, dialogue and reconciliation

In the framework of our Counter Radicalisation Programme, the European Foundation for Democracy is researching and analysing the nature and the spread of the phenomenon of radicalisation in the European eastern and southern neighbourhoods. The programme focuses on a number of key countries including Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Azerbaijan and Georgia.


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What next? Assessing the outcome of Turkey’s parliamentary elections


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The devil is in the detail: what should a deal with Iran look like?

The European Foundation for Democracy, in cooperation with the European Leadership Network and the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Global Security and Non Proliferation in the UK Parliament, invite you to attend a briefing on the status of the Iranian nuclear negotiations on Wednesday 17 June at 1 pm in Committee Room 4, with guest speakers Dr. Bruno Tertrais and Lukasz Kulesa.


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How to deconstruct the radical narrative? An alternative discourse of academics and activists of Muslim heritage

On 26 March 2015, the European Foundation for Democracy hosted a public briefing with Julie Ward MEP (UK S&D), Karima Bennoune and Elham Manea on how Muslim academics and activists can best deconstruct the radical narrative, increasingly proving so attractive to young Muslims across the globe.


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How Muslim academics and activists can best de-construct the radical narrative

On 25 March 2015, the European Foundation for Democracy hosted a closed-door policy briefing to evaluated how Muslim academics and activists can best de-construct the radical narrative that is increasingly proving so attractive to young Muslims across the Western world. The objective was to explore the different US and EU experiences and best practices on the most effective ways to achieve this and consider if there is a need for new and/or different approaches to be considered.


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International terrorism: a new approach and new strategies

On 24 March 2015, the European Foundation for Democracy, in cooperation with the Università degli Studi di Brescia, the European Law Student’s Association and Amnesty International, organised a discussion on preventing radicalisation, terrorism and violent extremism. The objective of the conference was to see how Muslim academics and activists can best deconstruct the radical narrative – increasingly attractive to young Muslims across the Western world – as a means to tackle the terrorist threat.


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How to deconstruct the radical narrative? An alternative discourse of academics and activists of Muslim heritage

On 23 March 2015, the European Foundation for Democracy, in cooperation with the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI), organised a discussion on how Muslim academics and activists can best deconstruct the radical narrative that is increasingly proving so attractive to young Muslims across the Western world. This event was held at the Palazzo Clerici in Milan.


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Morocco: a perspective on the current regional security challenges

On 18 March 2015, the European Foundation for Democracy hosted a closed-door policy briefing to discuss current regional security challenges that are plaguing Morocco. The guest speaker was Youssef Amrani, Senior Foreign Policy Advisor to the King of Morocco and a highly regarded diplomat and politician in the international foreign policy arena.


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How can Western societies protect their citizens from ‘blow-back’ terrorist attacks?

On 28 January 2015, the European Foundation for Democracy, in cooperation with the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies, hosted a policy briefing with Tunne Kelam MEP, Michael Benhamou, Toufik Bouarfa and Nasser Weddady on “How can Western societies protect citizens from ‘blow-back’ terrorist attacks?”.


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Somaliland: building security in the Horn of Africa

On 22 January 2015, the European Foundation for Democracy hosted a closed-door briefing to discuss the security challenges which are impeding stability throughout the Horn of Africa and what Somaliland is doing to improve security in the region. The guest speakers were Somaliland Foreign Minister Dr. Mohamed Behi Yonis and Development and Planning Minister Dr. Saad Ali Shire. During the briefing the speakers enagaged with Brussels-based diplomats and officials on the active role Somaliland is playing in building security in the Horn of Africa. The Ministers also set out how Somaliland is working with regional and international partners in the fight against terrorism, piracy and extremism in the region.


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Iran’s nuclear programme: a deal by the November deadline?

On 14 October 2014, the European Foundation for Democracy organised a policy briefing with Dr. Bruno Tertrais on Iran’s nuclear programme and the prospects of a deal by the 24th November deadline. This event was hosted by Tunne Kelam MEP (EPP/Estonia) and took place at the European Parliament, Brussels.


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