The Public Hearing of 24 April 2018 focused on the reasons of radicalisation that affect people with different social backgrounds throughout the European society. The panellists discussed as well what might be triggering the likelihood of becoming a terrorist.


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Professor Peter Neumann from the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence, King’s College London delivered the keynote speech. The hearing also dealt with specific aspects of preventing radicalisation in prisons. Best practices in tackling radicalisation were discussed with authorities, representatives of academia and civil society. Special attention was paid to the role of social media in the prevention of radicalisation and removal of terrorist content.

Location : Brussels

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