The 2017 iteration of the Forum entailed 120 policy makers, senior officials and expert public participants from 19 countries, who took part in 16 events in 4 days, consisting of conference panels, closed meetings, expert briefings and off-record roundtables. The event enabled the creation of specific recommendations on enhancing the prevention of Islamic extremism, improving the fight against terrorism, preventing illegal immigration, improving integration policies as well as ensuring security cooperation after Brexit.

Among the speakers in 2017 featured:

  • Adam Deen, Executive Director, Quilliam Foundation, United Kingdom
  • Bassam Tibi, Professor of International Relations, Goettingen University, Germany
  • Elliot Grainger, Head of Consultancy, European Strategic Communications Network, Belgium
  • Fernando Rojo, Senior Adviser, Intelligence Center Against Terrorism and Organized Crime, Spain
  • Helen Griffiths, Deputy Director for Security, UK Department for Exiting the EU, United Kingdom
  • Kateřina Flaigová Vronská, Head of External and EU Institutional Affairs, EUROPOL, Netherlands
  • Katja Papenkort, Deputy Director for CT & CVE, German Chancellery, Germany
  • Lorenzo Vidino, Director of the Program on Extremism, George Washington University, United
  • Olivier Guitta, Managing Director, GlobalStrat, United Kingdom
  • Shmuel Bar, Founder and CEO, IntuView, Israel

The HOMEAFFAIRS – Internal Security Forum Prague 2017 was organized by the European Values
Think-tank and the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies, in-cooperation with the Ministry
of the Interior of the Czech Republic, Konrad-Adenauer- Stiftung, Hanns-Seidel- Stiftung and other
distinguished partners.