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14-04-2015 - Hearing on the fight against terrorism and the challenges for EU internal security

LIBE 16-04-2015 - 15:53

On Tuesday 14 April from 15.00 to 18.30 in room Paul-Henri Spaak PHS1A002, LIBE Committee will hold a hearing on the fight against terrorism and the challenges for EU internal security. The main objective of the public hearing is to give the Members the point of view of experts about the evolving terrorist threats and the policy approach to take, both in the field of counter-radicalisation and in the field of law-enforcement and criminal justice.  

The public hearing brings together institutional actors, practitioners and researchers. The first session will focus on the evolving terrorist threats and the implications for EU internal security. Contributions will come from Mr Rob Wainwright, Director of Europol and Ms Dolgor Solongo from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

The second session will focus on ways to countering violent extremism and preventing radicalisation. Contributions will come from Mr Peter Neumann, Director International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation, Mr Didier Bigo and Mr Francesco Ragazzi, co-authors of the LIBE study on preventing and countering youth radicalisation in the EU, and Mr Mohamed Ajouaou, Head Muslim chaplaincy in the Netherlands in prisons and assistant professor at the Free University of Amsterdam. The last session will focus on policy instruments in the fight against terrorism. Ms Anna Nellberg-Dennis, Chair of EUROCOP, Mr Frédéric Van Leeuw, Federal prosecutor in Belgium and Ms Quirine Eijkman from the Centre for Terrorism and Counterterrorism of Leiden University will present their views.

Location : Paul-Henry Spaak 1A002

    Draft programme

Speakers' CV

    • Mohamed Ajouaou, Head of Islamic Chaplaincy at the Correctional Institution Services
    • Didier BIGO, Center for study of conflicts, liberty and security (CCLS)
    • Quirine EIJKMAN, Center for Terrorism and Counterterrorism (CTC)
    • Anna NELLBERG DENNIS, European Confederation of Police
    • Peter NEUMANN, Department of War Studies, King’s College London
    • Francesco RAGAZZI, Institute of Political Science, Leiden University
    • Dolgor SOLONGO, ISS1
    • Rob Wainwright, EUROPOL

Speakers' interventions

    • Dolgor SOLONGO, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
    • Peter NEUMANN, International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation
    • Didier BIGO & Francisco RAGAZZI, CCLS
    • Mohamed AJOUAOU, Islamic Chaplaincy at the Correctional Institution Service in the Netherlands
    • Anna NELLBERG-DENNIS, European Confederation of Police - Speech
    • Frédéric VAN LEEUW, Belgian Prosecutor
    • Anna NELLBERG-DENNIS, European Confederation of Police - presentation
    • Quirine Eijkman, Leiden University

Video of the hearing