Conference to launch new EFD study “Home-Grown Jihadism in Italy”


On 15th April 2014, the European Foundation for Democracy held a joint conference at the Italian Parliament with the Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale (ISPI) to mark the publication of a new study by our Senior Policy Advisor Lorenzo Vidino, Home-Grown Jihadism in Italy: Birth, Development and Radicalization Dynamics.

The conference featured the following speakers:

  • Giancarlo Aragona, President, ISPI
  • Roberto Bongiorni, Journalist, Il Sole 24 Ore
  • Paolo Branca, Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Universita Cattolica di Milano
  • Stefano Dambruoso, Member of Parliament, House of Deputies
  • Claudio Galzerano, Director of the International Terrorism Division, DCPP/UCIGOS, Ministry of the Interior
  • Arturo Varvelli, Research Fellow, ISPI
  • Lorenzo Vidino, Senior Policy Advisor, European Foundation for Democracy and Senior Researcher, Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich

The programme in Italian can be viewed here.
For more information about this study, click here..