Countering Radicalisation: A Hazardous Promise? Perspectives from the European Union and the United States

Date: 
Thu, 23 Apr 2015
Venue: 
Centre for European Policy Studies 1 Place du Congrès 1000 Brussels
Type: 
SOURCE Expert Policy Seminar

On 23 and 24 April 2015, key experts in the field of radicalisation gathered in a closed-door event at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) to discuss policies aimed at countering radicalisation and violent extremism. The objective of this event entitled “Countering Radicalisation: A Hazardous Promise? Perspectives from the EU and the US” was to re-think some of the assumptions underlying current counter-terrorism and radicalisation policy approaches. An interesting aspect of this event was that academic and civil society experts from the USA presented a cross-Atlantic perspective on the issues of radicalisation and foreign fighters to relevant EU policy-makers and stakeholders. Issues that were debated included radicalisation in prison, interception of data to detect radicals, stigmatisation of Muslim communities and the return of foreign fighters with an EU citizenship. This Expert Seminar was co-organised by CEPS and the universities of Leiden, King's College London and Sciences Po Paris within the scope of the SOURCE and the COUNTERADICAL Projects.

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