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EuroMeSCo Annual Conference 2017

The EuroMeSCo Annual Conference “Confronting Violent Extremism in the Euro-Mediterranean” will take place at the Institut d´Estudis Catalans on 1-2 June in Barcelona. The will gather over 150 researchers and practitioners to discuss violent extremism in the Euro-Mediterranean region, its manifestations, drivers, impact and what responses could be developed to confront it.


The event will also explore the correlation between changes in geopolitical dynamics and the rise of violent extremism, inter-relation between the violent extremism and populist, nationalist and authoritarian trends in the region, and different initiatives deployed to prevent and counter violent extremism


The conference will feature prominent speakers as Mohammed Masbah, Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House, Amr El Shobaki, Head of Arab European Unit, Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies, Alexander Ritzmann, Executive Director of the European Foundation for Democracy and co-chair of the European Commission’s Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN) Communication and Narratives (C&N) Working Group, Mustafa El Sagezli, General Manager, Libyan Program for Reintegration and Development, Omar Shaban, Director, Pal-Think Strategic Studies, Dina Fakoussa, Head of MENA Programme, German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), Bichara Khader, Founder of the Centre for Research and Study on Contemporary Arab World (CERMAC), Francois Burgat, Senior Research Fellow, French National Centre for Scientific Research, Henri J. Barkey, Director of the Middle East Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Rosa Balfour, Senior Fellow, German Marshall Fund (GMF) and many others.


Preliminary results of the Euromed survey of experts on violent extremism will be presented on the occasion of this conference.


The plenary sessions of the conference will be streamed online here

See the programme of the conference


Attendance at the EuroMeSCo conference is by invitation only.