Violent far-right extremism continues to pose a threat to community safety and national security. Its impact is felt on a daily basis by individuals and communities across Europe. ISD is launching The FREE Initiative (Far-Right Extremism in Europe Initiative), a major new online resource aiming to inspire and promote cross-border learning among those working against violent far-right extremism. Explore our new site to find films, practical guides, case studies and advice on how to take action.
In the direct aftermath of the 2014 European Parliament Elections, the Club of Three Working Session gathered senior representatives of the media, business and policy sphere from across the UK, France and Germany to discuss this unprecedented political earthquake. The main points discussed included the rise of the protest vote, institutional reform and the state of the European economy.
Sasha Havlicek, ISD's CEO and Executive Director, discusses the communications strategies employed by extremist organisations, drawing particular attention to their sophisticated use of social media outlets, the need to develop compelling and credible counter - narratives and the requirement for governments to invest into the development of effective counter - narrative strategies.
The interview is available here.
ISD has launched a new report on the key challenges and lessons learned across 10 EU member states (Sweden, UK, the Netherlands, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Slovak Republic). This report is based on one year of field research in all 10 countries. It involved interviews with over 100 inspirational individuals, from those writing National Action Plans to frontline professionals carrying out one-to-one interventions. The report offers 10 recommendations for European policy makers.
The 2013 - 2014 Humanitas year saw an exciting range of Visiting Professors and subjects, including fthe inaugural Visiting Professorhips in Sustainability Studies and Intelligence Studies. The year's Visiting Professora included Alastair Campbell, Mona Siddiqui, General Michael Hayden and Renée Fleming.
London, ISD, 27 to 28 June 2014
Stockholm, Sweden, 25 to 26 June 2014
20 June 2014
London, 28 May 2014
University of Oxford, 23 to 24 May 2014
University of Cambridge, 13 to 21 May 2014
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