HOMEAFFAIRS 2019 – 5th Internal Security Forum Prague is organized by European Values Center for Security Policy & Hanns Seidel Foundation, in cooperation with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Embassy of Israel in Prague, under  the Auspices of the Minister of the Interior of the Czech Republic.

HOMEAFFAIRS 2019 – 5th Internal Security Forum Prague

19–21 November 2019

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. Nevertheless, 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. This year HOMEAFFAIRS 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.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Susanne Schröter, Director of the Frankfurt Research Center on Global Islam, Professor at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Goethe
    University Frankfurt
  • Andreas Jacobs, Coordinator for Islam and Politics, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Berlin
  • Ryszard Machnikowski, Dean of the Faculty of International and Political Studies at
    the University of Lodz
  • Saad Idrissi Amrani, Chief Commissioner and Policy Advisor, Belgian Federal Police,
  • Shmuel Bar, Founder and CEO, IntuView, Herzliya
  • Lorenzo Vidino, Director of the Program on Extremism, George Washington University, Washington D.C.