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Webinar (ENG): Five years after the Brussels attacks: Evaluating preventive policies & the new EU Counter-Terrorism Agenda

Webinar (ENG): Five years after the Brussels attacks: Evaluating preventive policies & the new EU Counter-Terrorism Agenda

12:00 - 13:15

This free, English spoken webinar requires registration. Please register here. 

In March 2016 Brussels was hit by two terrorist attacks. The incident created a sense of urgency among local, national and European policymakers, leading to the adoption of various measures and actions to prevent and counter violent extremism (P/CVE) and terrorism. Recently, the EU Commission updated its policy by rolling out a new EU Counter-Terrorism Agenda. The preventive pillar of this Agenda includes a strong focus on consolidating and disseminating knowledge and on supporting stakeholders at national and local level.

The recent evaluation study of the Flemish P/CVE policy in Belgium, conducted by the Flemish Peace Institute, ties into that Agenda. This in-depth evaluation highlights good practices, lessons learned, and potential pitfalls in the development and implementation of a strategy aimed at preventing radicalisation.

Together with policymakers and experts we will take a closer look at the feasibility of evaluating and measuring impact of preventive policies on violent extremism and will discuss similarities and differences in current P/CVE approaches within the EU.

• 12:00 Introduction
Nils Duquet, Director Flemish Peace Institute
• 12:05 The EU CT Agenda and its preventive pillar
Sylvia Bottarin, Prevention of Radicalisation Unit, DG Home, EU Commission
• 12:15 Possibilities & restrictions for assessing the impact of preventive interventions
Letizia Paoli, Full Professor Criminology, Leuven Institute for Criminology
• 12:25 Lessons learned from the Flemish action plan for the prevention of violent radicalisation & polarisation
Annelies Pauwels, Researcher, Flemish Peace Institute
• 12:40 Similarities & differences in national approaches to preventing violent extremism
Daniel Koehler,Competence Centre Against Extremism (Konex) – Ministry of the Interior, Digitisation & Migration (Baden-Württemberg)
• 12:50 Q&A
• 13:15 End of webinar

• Mon. 22/03/2021
• Start: 12u00 – Duration: +/- 75 min.
• English spoken Zoom Webinar – Registration required – Please register here.