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EFD videos 16 May 2018

#Refugees: ‘There is much good practice, including mentoring programmes’ Duhig

The European Foundation for Democracy launched their report on 'Refugees in Europe' the project reviews integration practices and policies in seven countries. We spoke to John Duhig, Senior Policy Advisor, about the report. The report focused on the experience of Syrian refugees. EFD interviewed refugees, NGOs and state actors to see what works - and also bad practice. It is important to know who the NGOs are and what the funding goes towards.
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EFD in the News 28 April 2017

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

On 17 April 2017, EFD Senior Policy Advisor Dr. Demir Murat Seyrek was interviewed by SkyNews on the consequences of the outcome of the Turkish Constitutional Referendum of April 2017.
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EFD in the News 12 April 2017

Alexander Ritzmann on BBC World News: We must empower ‘the good guys’

ollowing the attack that occurred on the Borussia Dortmund football team, Alexander Ritzmann explains why focusing on civil society is important in the fight against violent extremism.
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EFD in the News 12 April 2017

Alexander Ritzmann on the Borussia Dortmund bomb attack: how can we best tackle extremism?

Alexander Ritzmann is interviewed on Sky News in the wake of the attack that struck the Borussia Dortmund football team. "We should not only focus on hard security measures, but also on investing in civil society that can properly work on the prevention side".
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EFD in the News 07 April 2017

One year after the Brussels attacks: the Challenge of Jihadist Radicalisation

On 22nd March 2017, the anniversary of the 2016 Brussels attacks provided an occasion to discuss measures to prevent similar tragedies: the European Policy Centre (EPC), in partnership with the European Foundation for Democracy (EFD) and the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) presented the final publication of The challenges of jihadist radicalisation in Europe and beyond, a research and event project.
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EFD in the News 04 April 2017

EFD´s & CEP´s new Handbook for teachers on integration and radicalization (in German)

EFD´s and CEP´s new Handbook for teachers on integration and radicalization featured on German TV channel N24, April 4th 2017.
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EFD in the News 27 March 2017

EFD President Roberta Bonazzi’s speech at the MEP Awards 2017

The European Foundation for Democracy sponsored the MEP Awards for the category of “Justice and Civil Liberties” on 22nd of March.
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EFD in the News 20 March 2017

Civil Society Against Extremism – join the campaign!

Check out Alexander Ritzmann, our Executive Director, presenting the Civil Society Empowerment Programme. Coordinated by the Radicalisation Awareness Network, which is funded by the European Commission, it aims at helping small organisations to make their voices heard in promoting alternative narratives and positive examples.
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EFD in the News 27 February 2017

Belgian Parliament’s decision to freeze EU accession talks with Turkey: a correct move?

Dr Demir Murat Seyrek, Senior Policy Advisor at the European Foundation for Democracy, in an interview with Halk TV talks about the Belgian Parliament’s decision to freeze EU accession talks with Turkey and explains why, in his view, Turkey needs EU values.
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EFD in the News 21 February 2017

Ideology: the driving force behind radicalisation?

On 1 February 2017, the European Foundation for Democracy, in collaboration with TRENDS Research & Advisory, hosted a policy briefing entitled: "Ideology: the driving force behind radicalisation?”. Throughout the discussion, experts commented on the role that ideology plays in fostering extremism, analysing the shortcomings of current analyses and practices, and suggesting a new approach to tackle radicalisation.
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EFD in the News 21 January 2017

Dr. Demir Murat Seyrek: Tajani: positive or negative for Turkey?

EFD Senior Policy Advisor Dr. Demir Murat Seyrek is interviewed by Halk TV on the potential impact the new President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, may have on Turkey-EU relations.
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EFD in the News 03 January 2017

EFD Senior Policy Advisor Dr Demir Murat Seyrek on SkyNews – 01 / 01 / 2017

EFD Senior Policy Advisor Dr Demir Murat Seyrek is interviewed by SkyNews on the horrific attack that occurred at the Istanbul night club 'Reina', leaving 39 people dead and many more injured.
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