Media

Interview Roberta Bonazzi, President of the European Foundation for Democracy interviewed by EU Reporter
Interview 16 May 2017

Roberta Bonazzi, President of the European Foundation for Democracy interviewed by EU Reporter

Roberta Bonazzi, President of the European Foundation for Democracy interviewed by EU Reporter: There is an urgent need...
Read more
Interview A special kind of anti-Semitism
Interview 11 May 2017

A special kind of anti-Semitism

In this radio interview with Deutschlandfunk Nova, EFD Senior Policy Advisor Ahmad Mansour discusses anti-Semitism withi...
Read more
Mention Integration: experts believe debate about mainstream culture to be vital
Mention 04 May 2017

Integration: experts believe debate about mainstream culture to be vital

This article by Rundblick gives an account of a discussion on integration and German “Leitkultur“, hosted by the Kon...
Read more
Article EU is trying to find a balanced policy without closing door on Turkey
Article 02 May 2017

EU is trying to find a balanced policy without closing door on Turkey

In this article for the Deutsche Welle Turkish, EFD Senior Fellow Dr. Demir Murat Seyrek explains how the EU is trying t...
Read more
Interview Dr Demir Murat Seyrek on SkyNews: the outcome of the Turkish referendum
Interview 28 April 2017

Dr Demir Murat Seyrek on SkyNews: the outcome of the Turkish referendum

EFD Senior Policy Advisor Dr. Demir Murat Seyrek is interviewed by SkyNews on the consequences of the outcome of the Tur...
Read more
Interview Elham Manea’s call on Switzerland to act as an intermediary for Yemen
Interview 25 April 2017

Elham Manea’s call on Switzerland to act as an intermediary for Yemen

In this interview for Swiss Info, Elhman Manea explains the extent of the catastrophic humanitarian situation in Yemen....
Read more
Interview Many believe in a conspiracy against Turkey and Islam
Interview 18 April 2017

Many believe in a conspiracy against Turkey and Islam

In this interview with Die Welt, EFD Senior Policy Advisor Ahmad Mansour examines the question why many German Turks vot...
Read more
Interview Turkey: more democracy and foreign policy needed
Interview 14 April 2017

Turkey: more democracy and foreign policy needed

n this article for Aki- Adn Kronos Interantional, EFD Senior Policy Advisor Demir Murat Seyrek explains why the Turkish...
Read more
Interview The Scene In Stockholm A Day After Attack
Interview 11 April 2017

The Scene In Stockholm A Day After Attack

EFD Senior Fellow Magnus Norell is interviewed by KAWC News; he comments on the terrorist attack that occurred in Stockh...
Read more
Mention Tips for teachers in the prevention of Islamism
Mention 11 April 2017

Tips for teachers in the prevention of Islamism

This article by Neue Westfälische discusses the development process of EFD’s Practitioner’s Guide to Preventing Rad...
Read more
Mention How teachers face against radicalisation among students
Mention 07 April 2017

How teachers face against radicalisation among students

This article by Huffington Post mentions EFD’s latest publication, the Practitioner’s Guide to Preventing Radicalisa...
Read more
Article Muslim antisemitism is being ignored for fear of racism accusations
Article 07 April 2017

Muslim antisemitism is being ignored for fear of racism accusations

In this contribution for Tagesspiegel, EFD Senior Policy Advisor Ahmad Mansour highlights a lacking examination of the s...
Read more
Broadcast EFD´s & CEP´s new Handbook for teachers on integration and radicalization
Broadcast 05 April 2017

EFD´s & CEP´s new Handbook for teachers on integration and radicalization

EFD´s and CEP´s new Handbook for teachers on integration and radicalization is featured on German TV channel N24, Apri...
Read more
Article Tips for interacting with radicalised students
Article 05 April 2017

Tips for interacting with radicalised students

This article by Deutsche Welle gives account of the publication of EFD’s Practitioner’s Guide to Preventing Radicali...
Read more
Interview Interview with Islamism expert Ahmad Mansour
Interview 30 March 2017

Interview with Islamism expert Ahmad Mansour

In this interview with Neue Westfälische, EFD Senior Policy Advisor Ahmad Mansour highlights the necessity of breaking...
Read more
Article One year after the Brussels attacks: How can Europe prevent the next tragedy?
Article 22 March 2017

One year after the Brussels attacks: How can Europe prevent the next tragedy?

In this article for Euractive, EFD's Alexander Ritzmann and Andrea Frontini, Policy Analyst at the European Policy Centr...
Read more
Interview Civil Society Against Extremism – join the campaign!
Interview 16 March 2017

Civil Society Against Extremism – join the campaign!

Check out Alexander Ritzmann, our Executive Director, presenting the Civil Society Empowerment Programme....
Read more
Article It would be a historical mistake for Turkey to burn bridges with Europe
Article 15 March 2017

It would be a historical mistake for Turkey to burn bridges with Europe

In this article for the Deutsche Welle Türkçe, EFD Senior Policy Advisor Dr Demir Murat Seyrek discusses the consequen...
Read more
Article 14 March 2017

Brussels prosecutors launches inquiry into possible extremist links of charities and non-for profit organisations

EFD Senior Councellor John Duhig explains, in an article published by the Parliament Magasine, that "the Brussels prosecutor has just launched an inquiry into the activities of 144 of some 3308 charities and not-for-profit organisations in Molenbeek and neighbouring Koekelberg, Jette, Ganshoren and Berchem-Saint-Agathe, for possible links to violent extremism and terrorism."...
Read more
Article 13 March 2017

Turkish constitutional referendum: TRexit from parliamentary democracy?

In this contribution for Euronews, EFD Senior Policy Advisor Dr Demir Murat Seyrek discusses the challenges that Turkey faces in regards to the constitutional referendum to be voted on 16 April....
Read more
Mention 10 March 2017

Islamism: Author Ahmad Mansour calls for more digital intervention to fight radicalisation online

This article by Allgemeine Zeitung discusses a talk given by EFD Senior Policy Advisor Ahmad Mansour on the need for more digital intervention in the prevention of radicalisation. Youth must be reached out to on social media and made offers by mainstream society, a process currently dominated by Salafists....
Read more
Article 09 March 2017

Preventing radicalisation in schools

In this contribution for the Parliament Magazine, EFD Programme Manager Alexandra Korn and EFD Executive Director Alexander Ritzmann pinpoint the importance of empowering educators in the fight against radicalisation....
Read more
Mention 08 March 2017

The Muslim Brotherhood is creating a ‘parallel social structure’ in Sweden, aided by ‘political elites’ making it impossible to criticise Islam, government report admits

EFD Senior Fellow Dr. Magnus Norell is mentioned by the British daily newspaper, the Daily Mail Online, on a report commissioned by Sweden's Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB), part of the country's Ministry of Defence....
Read more
Interview 03 March 2017

A fatal signal from an educational perspective

In this interview with taz, EFD Senior Policy Advisor Ahmad Mansour discusses his perception of the headscarf as a political symbol. In the interview, Mansour explains that in his opinion, female teachers should not be wearing headscarves as they represent a patriarchic ideology, in which women are not perceived as equals....
Read more
Press Release 03 March 2017

A Practitioner’s Guide on Preventing Radicalisation in Schools

In many EU member states, teachers are increasingly facing challenges of integrating students from different cultural backgrounds. Discussions on issues such as patriarchal structures and traditions, orthodox Islam, Islamism and Salafism are often emotionally charged and can easily overwhelm educators. Teachers wonder: How can I engage my students in a discussion about sensitive topics they care about, such as the war in Syria or the conflict be...
Read more
Interview 01 March 2017

Terrorism prevention? ‘We don’t know what we’re fighting against’

In this interview with Die Welt, EFD Senior Policy Advisor Ahmad Mansour criticises a lack of strategy in the German government in terms of dealing with the prevention of terrorism, saying that “chaos reigns”....
Read more
Article 21 February 2017

The state should be following the law, not religious commandments

In this article for Die Welt, EFD Programme Director Ahmad Mansour discusses a recent court decision against the German Federal State of Berlin. Mansour criticises the adjudication of a compensation payment to a Muslim applicant for a teaching position who got turned down for wearing a headscarf....
Read more
Interview 13 February 2017

Russian hacking poses ‘existential challenge’ to western governments

EFD Senior Counsellor John Duhig is interviewed by The Parliament Magazine; he highlights the challenge Western governments encounter with regards to the alleged Russian hacking....
Read more
Mention 10 February 2017

Focus on hard measures might even have fostered radicalisation

EFD Executive Director Alexander Ritzmann and RAN C&N Chair is interviewed by the Club de Madrid; he stresses the need for a critical evaluation of hard security measures implemented in the last years as they might be having a counterproductive effect....
Read more
Mention 02 February 2017

A tolerant society has the duty to fight back against intolerance

This article by Swiss newspaper Kirchenbote gives an account of a discussion on the radicalisation of youth which took place in Basel, with the participation of EFD Senior Policy Advisor Ahmad Mansour. In times where civil society is being destabilized and polarized, “we need schools that teach youth critical thinking and that allow for doubt and discussion”, Mansour said....
Read more
Mention 26 January 2017

Italy is playing with fire

EFD Programme Director Ahmad Mansour and Senior Policy Advisor Dr. Lorenzo Vidino are cited in this article by Süddeutsche Zeitung on Italy's citizenship policy....
Read more
Article 25 January 2017

The silence of the EU

In this contribution for DW (Türkçe), EFD Senior Policy Advisor Demir Murat Seyrek discusses the EU's radio silence following constitutional changes in Turkey....
Read more
Article 24 January 2017

Constitutional changes in Turkey: A presidential system or the president’s system?

On 21 January, the Turkish Parliament adopted a controversial 18-article constitutional amendment package aimed at transforming Turkey from a parliamentary governance system to an executive presidency....
Read more
Mention 19 January 2017

Radicalisation help center: What Islamism experts think about it

This article in Swiss TagesWoche discusses a new task force in Basel, which has been installed with the aim of preventing radicalisation. EFD Senior Policy Advisor Ahmad Mansour comments that contact points of this type should be embedded in a comprehensive societal strategy of dealing with extremist narratives and ideology....
Read more
Interview 12 January 2017

2 nach 1

In this interview with radio bremen, EFD Senior Policy Advisor Ahmad Mansour talks about the appeal of Salafist and Islamist narratives for young people, talking also about his personal experience of being radicalised....
Read more
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 28