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15th Annual Society for Terrorism Research International Conference: ‘Terrorism research in a polarized world’

The Euro-Arab Foundation is taking part in the annual conference organised by the Society Terrorism Research, which this year will be held in Lisbon on 20 and 21 July, organised by the University Institute of Lisbon – ISCTE.

The 15th annual international conference, which is presented under the generic title Terrorism Research in a Polarised World, has speakers from all over the world and more than a hundred people registered who will be able to attend the wide range of topics that the Conference offers through the 22 round tables programmed.

The Euro-Arab Foundation’s participation in this scientific event focuses on the organisation of the round table discussion entitled The paradigms of the prevention of radicalisation, which will be held tomorrow, Thursday, July 20, within the framework of the international INTERRAD project on The internationalisation of the prevention of the phenomenon of violent radicalisation of a jihadist nature.

This session, led by the Vice-Rector for Internationalisation of the University of Granada, Inmaculada Marrero Rocha, and moderated by the Euro-Arab Foundation’s Executive Secretary and professor at the UGR, Antonio Sánchez Ortega, will address different aspects of the prevention of radicalisation:

  • The prevention of violent extremism from the 3N model of radicalisation by Manuel Moyano, from the University of Cordoba.
  • Bridging the Gap: Research on radicalisation and the problems of prevention, Javier Ruipérez Canales, Euro-Arab Foundation and University of Granada.
  • Radicalisation and deradicalisation in prison: moving towards a future paradigm, Salvador Berdún, Association of the Corps of the Administration of Penitentiary Institutions and University of Granada.
  • The challenges of risk assessment to improve the prevention of radicalisation, Josep Garcia Coll, Euro-Arab Foundation.
  • Impact of psychological and structural factors on radicalisation processes, Roberto M. Lobato, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia.
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Granada hosts the 7th International Countering Violent Extremism Research Conference

The International Countering Violent Extremism Research Conference 2022 takes place from May 23 to 25 in Granada, at the Faculty of Law.

Hedayah, the Euro-Arab Foundation, the European Institute for Counter Terrorism and Conflict Prevention, Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism, Moonshot, United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism and University of Granada hold the Seventh International Countering Violent Extremism Research Conference 2022. The Conference is sponsored by the Government of Spain and with the strategic partnership of the Royal United Services Institute, the Cyber Threats Research Centre (CYTREC) and Tech against Terrorism.

With the aim of responding to current and evolving terrorist and violent extremism threats and challenges, this seventh edition is being held with a forecast attendance of a hundred guests, including experts and researchers in the field, policymakers and practitioners from around the world

For three days, the conference addresses, through different round tables, the areas that affect the analysis of the current situation and future scenarios, such as: the implications of COVID-19 on this type of extremist actors; the role of the Internet and new technologies; the effects of environmental change on violent extremism; the fight against extremist groups of ideological inspiration; how to deal with the rise of the radical right; gender and youth in the prevention and fight against violent extremism, among other issues.

Inauguration and opening conference

The Conference will be inaugurated by the Rector of the University of Granada on Monday, May 23, at 9 a.m., in the Paraninfo of the Faculty of Law and will be attended by the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations, Lana Zaki Nusseibeh; Chief of Strategic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Bahrain, Nancy Abdulla Jamal; the Minister Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Spain at the European Union, Guillermo Anguera Gual; the Major General, Guardia Civil and Director, Center for Intelligence against Terrorism and Organized Crime (CITCO), Manuel Navarrete Paniagua; the sub-delegate of the Government in Granada, Inmaculada López Calahorro; the President of the European Institute for Counter Terrorism and Conflict Prevention (EICTP), Herbert Scheibner and the Head of Global Programme on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism United Nations Counter-Terrorism Office (UNOCT), Sean Hutchinson, among other prominent national and international professionals. 

The co-organization of this international Conference by the Euro-Arab Foundation is established based on the work that we have been developing over the years in terms of radicalization and violent extremism. At the moment, we are carrying out 10 projects funded by the European Union and the Government of Spain, four of them address this framework, the PAVE, HOPE, MIRAD, INTERRAD projects.