HOMEAFFAIRS – Internal Security Forum Prague is an annual platform for policy makers, non-governmental experts and business representatives to discuss the most pressing internal security challenges. The Forum offers a unique emphasis on policy solutions and is quickly becoming an established event for involved policy makers across Europe and beyond.
The threat of terrorism is constantly one of the greatest concerns for European citizens. However, militant Jihadism is only the tip of an iceberg of a much larger problem, which is Islamic Extremism. Its non-violent form as political Islamism does not pose an immediate threat to lives, property and national security, but it creates the ideological background for violent radicalization, public disorder and social tensions. Systems of internal security on national and European level are today relatively advanced when it comes to counterterrorism. evertheless, more subtle forms of Islamist propaganda and recruitment often pass untouched or even unnoticed, even though they aim at the removal of basic principles of liberal democracy and human rights.
In 2019, HOMEAFFAIRS – Internal Security Forum Prague will focus on ways how prevention of Islamic Extremism could be advanced in liberal democracies and thus more effectively avoid unnecessary social polarization, radicalization and violence.
European Values Center for Security Policy is a non-governmental, non-partisan institute defending freedom and sovereignty.
We envision a free, safe, and prosperous Czechia within a vibrant Central Europe that is an integral part of the transatlantic community and is based on a firm alliance with the USA.
We provide decision-makers with expert recommendations and systematically watch and evaluate their performance. We believe the key elements of a functioning liberal democracy to be active citizens, accountable politicians, political parties that fulfil their roles, and a cohesive society that shares the values of individual liberty, human dignity, and equality before the law.
Since 2005, as a non-governmental and a non-profitable organization which is not linked to any political party, we have pursued research and educational activities. In addition to publishing analytical papers and commentaries for the media, we organize conferences, seminars, and training sessions especially for professionals.
The Hanns Seidel Foundation’s political education work is based on an idea of man that incorporates the free development of personality and personal responsibility just as much as social responsibility and solidarity. Particularly in our own era, a time in which we need greater individual responsibility, our mission is to do even more to bring about a new “culture of independence” and an “active civil society”, now more than ever.
Since its founding on 11 April 1967, the Hanns Seidel Foundation has been engaged in political education with the aim of promoting the “democratic and civic education of the German people on a Christian basis” , to quote its statutes. The foundation, which is politically aligned with the CSU, is named after the former Bavarian prime minister and CSU chairman, Hanns Seidel. Political foundations are financially, legally and organisationally independent of each party, although they do operate within the bounds of their respective party’s ideology. The Hanns Seidel Foundation embodies Christian-social values, which influence our work both domestically and abroad.
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