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Shadows of a Radicalized Youth

The struggle with Jihadism in the Mediterranean and the EU

The event analyzes the regional situation of Jihadist movements in the Mediterranean and the EU. It focuses on drivers of extremism in the countries and asks how to effectively counter a growing jihadist threat related to youth radicalization.

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09.00 Registration of participants

09.30 Opening by

Sabina Woelkner, Programme Director, Multinational Development Policy Dialogue, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Brussels Dr Thomas Renard, Senior Research Fellow, The Egmont Institute

Keynote by Gilles de Kerchove d’Ousselghem, EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator, Council of the European Union

10.00 Panel discussion - The struggle with jihadism between countering and preventing

Emna Ben Arab, Assistant Professor at the University of Sfax, Tunisia

Dr Can Kasapoglu, IPC-Stiftung Mercator Fellow, SWP, Berlin & Analyst, Center for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies (EDAM), Istanbul

Dr. Amer Al Sabaileh, Director of Middle East Media Policies Institute (MEMPSI), Jordan

Moderation: Dr Canan Atilgan, Director, Regional Program, Political Dialogue South Mediterranean, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Tunis

11.45 Closing remarks

12.00 End of conference

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Dr. Canan Atilgan

Dr. Canan Atilgan

Head of the Department Middle East and North Africa +49 30 26996-3201

Sabina Wölkner

Sabina Wölkner

Head of Department 2030 Agenda +32 2 66931-77 +32 2 66931-62