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.
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.
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 is launching a new guide for front-line professionals and activists tackling far-right extremism across Europe. It is based on the collective experiences of over 120 individuals managing this problem across 10 countries (Sweden, UK, the Netherlands, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Slovak Republic). This includes those coming into contact with far-right individuals or those who are impacted by them. It provides a series of ‘how to’ guides for key activities to prevent, counter and respond to far-right extremism. The document is available here.
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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