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International terrorism: a new approach and new strategies
24.03.2015

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...
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Morocco: a perspective on the current regional security challenges
18.03.2015

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 re...
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How can Western societies protect their citizens from ‘blow-back’ terrorist attacks?
28.01.2015

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...
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Somaliland: building security in the Horn of Africa
22.01.2015

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 challeng...
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Syria: next steps for diplomacy
16.12.2014

Syria: next steps for diplomacy

On 16 December 2014, the European Foundation for Democracy hosted a closed-door policy briefing on the Syrian crisis to...
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The debate: how radical is Islam really?
10.12.2014

The debate: how radical is Islam really?

In a series of debates hosted by Germany's Friedrich Ebert Foundation, EFD Programme Director Ahmad Mansour discusses Is...
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Iran and the Nuclear Programme
15.10.2014

Iran and the Nuclear Programme

On 15 October 2014, the European Foundation for Democracy, in cooperation with the European Leadership Network, hosted a...
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Iran’s nuclear programme: a deal by the November deadline?
14.10.2014

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’...
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Syrian and Israeli NGOs cooperate on humanitarian aid crisis
29.09.2014

Syrian and Israeli NGOs cooperate on humanitarian aid crisis

On 29 September 2014, the European Foundation for Democracy hosted a closed-door briefing on the recent mobilisation of...
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The ‘return of the Caliphate’
24.09.2014

The ‘return of the Caliphate’

On 24 September 2014, the European Foundation for Democracy hosted a closed-door policy briefing on the threat and impli...
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De-radicalising foreign fighters: comparing EU and US practices
23.09.2014

De-radicalising foreign fighters: comparing EU and US practices

On 23 September 2014, the European Foundation for Democracy, in cooperation with the US Mission to the EU, organised a p...
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Iran – As the 20th July deadline looms what remains to secure a nuclear deal?
25.05.2014

Iran – As the 20th July deadline looms what remains to secure a nuclear deal?

On 25 May 2014, the European Foundation for Democracy hosted a closed-door briefing to discuss the remaining challenges...
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Iran – As the 20th July deadline looms what remains to secure a nuclear deal?
25.05.2014

Iran – As the 20th July deadline looms what remains to secure a nuclear deal?

On 25 May 2014, the European Foundation for Democracy hosted a closed-door briefing to discuss the remaining challenges...
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Press freedom in Iran: what is the reality of reporting within the Islamic Republic today?
14.05.2014

Press freedom in Iran: what is the reality of reporting within the Islamic Republic today?

On 14 May 2014, the European Foundation for Democracy and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty hosted a closed-door policy br...
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Conference to launch new EFD study “Home-Grown Jihadism in Italy”
15.04.2014

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

EFD held joint conference at the Italian Parliament with ISPI to mark the publication of a new study from our Senior Po...
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Conference to launch new EFD study “Home-Grown Jihadism in Italy”
15.04.2014

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

EFD held joint conference at the Italian Parliament with ISPI to mark the publication of a new study from our Senior Po...
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Iran: How companies in Europe are evading sanctions
31.03.2014

Iran: How companies in Europe are evading sanctions

A briefing co-hosted by MEPs Andrzej Grzyb, Vice-chair, Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI), and Andrey Kovatchev, Vice-...
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EU launch of the “Syria Transition Roadmap”
25.03.2014

EU launch of the “Syria Transition Roadmap”

EFD convened a briefing at the European Parliament with members of the secular Syrian opposition to present the “Syria...
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How can Iran improve its human rights – How can Europe help?
12.03.2014

How can Iran improve its human rights – How can Europe help?

On 12 March 2014, the European Foundation for Democracy organised a briefing for MEPs co-hosted by Andrzej Grzyb MEP and...
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Briefings on human rights in Iran with Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi
11.03.2014 - 13.03.2014

Briefings on human rights in Iran with Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi

From March 11-13, 2014, EFD hosted Nobel Prize Winner Shirin Ebadi, together with Iranian human rights activists Ladan...
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Countering radicalisation by building trust with vulnerable communities
11.02.2014

Countering radicalisation by building trust with vulnerable communities

Research has shown that building trust with vulnerable communities is a key component to countering radicalisation. We b...
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After Geneva: what’s next for Iran’s nuclear programme?
04.12.2013

After Geneva: what’s next for Iran’s nuclear programme?

EFD hosted French nuclear non-proliferation expert Bruno Tertrais for briefings on Iran’s interim nuclear deal with th...
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The growing threat from radicalisation in Africa
14.10.2013 - 15.10.2013

The growing threat from radicalisation in Africa

On 14 and 15 October, the European Foundation for Democracy hosted a closed-door policy briefing on the growing threat f...
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Comparing US and EU approaches to counter radicalisation
25.09.2013

Comparing US and EU approaches to counter radicalisation

On 25 September, EFD hosted a series of closed-door and public briefings where EU and US officials discussed their appro...
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Paris: Debate on Islam in France
17.07.2013

Paris: Debate on Islam in France

"Is there a conflict between the values of the French Republic and the values of Islam?” This question was put to a pa...
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After the presidential elections in Iran: are sanctions working?
10.07.2013

After the presidential elections in Iran: are sanctions working?

On 10 July 2013, the European Foundation for Democracy and the Centre for European Studies hosted a panel debate on the...
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Hisba: Islamic morality policing
27.06.2013

Hisba: Islamic morality policing

Together with MEP Santiago Fisas Ayxela (EPP, Spain), EFD hosted a panel discussion at the European Parliament on hi...
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The Iranian presidential elections: plus ça change?
18.06.2013

The Iranian presidential elections: plus ça change?

On 18 June 2013, the European Foundation for Democracy hosted a closed-door policy briefing on the recently held preside...
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Ahmad Mansour speaks on anti-Semitism at the German Islam Conference
07.05.2013

Ahmad Mansour speaks on anti-Semitism at the German Islam Conference

In his speech at the German Islam Conference, Ahmad Mansour stressed the importance of addressing anti-Semitism in the M...
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Effectiveness of Iran sanctions
16.04.2013

Effectiveness of Iran sanctions

In co-operation with the Centre for European Studies, EFD hosted a panel discussion on 16th April to assess the effe...
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Islam and Salafism
15.03.2013

Islam and Salafism

Salafism is one of the most radicalised forms of belief and practice in the broad spectrum of Islam. EFD’s Ahmad Manso...
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Radicalisation and the media
23.01.2013

Radicalisation and the media

EFD in co-operation with MEP Elisabetta Gardini (EPP, Italy), led a panel discussion at the European Parliament on radi...
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Effectiveness of Iran sanctions
01.01.2013

Effectiveness of Iran sanctions

In co-operation with the Centre for European Studies, EFD hosted a panel discussion on 16th April to assess the effe...
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Radicalisation in schools and universities
13.11.2012

Radicalisation in schools and universities

EFD in co-operation with MEP Olle Schmidt (ALDE, Sweden) led a panel discussion at the European Parliament on radicali...
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Young muslims in danger? Salafism in Germany
20.10.2012

Young muslims in danger? Salafism in Germany

Pluralist societies and democratic states cannot allow young people to be indoctrinated by extremists. In common with yo...
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EFD Senior Fellow contributes to conference on the Sahel
18.07.2012 - 19.07.2012

EFD Senior Fellow contributes to conference on the Sahel

EFD Senior Fellow Bakary Sambe has been invited to contribute to a conference organised by the Institute for Security St...
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