European Foundation for Democracy

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European Foundation for Democracy
EFD Logo.jpg
TypePolicy Institute
  • Brussels, Belgium
Founder and Executive Director
Roberta Bonazzi

The European Foundation for Democracy (EFD) is a policy centre based in Brussels, Belgium. Its activities focus on counter-radicalisation, security and the promotion of the European values of democracy and individual freedoms. Its experts produce analyses and publications concerning the various threats coming from extremist ideologies, recommending measures and policies to counter these phenomena.

EFD also organises public events,[1][2][3] policy briefings[4][5] and roundtable discussions where relevant experts debate specific challenges posed by extremist forces, in order to stimulate the debate and provide the policy community with recommendations on how to tackle such threats.

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  1. ^ "Sharing best practices in countering violent extremism: can EU and U.S. prevention experts learn from one another? | European Foundation for Democracy". Retrieved 2016-01-19.
  2. ^ "Syria between the West and other worlds | European Foundation for Democracy". Retrieved 2016-01-19.
  3. ^ "EU Neighbourhood: secularism for promoting peace, dialogue and reconciliation | European Foundation for Democracy". Retrieved 2016-01-19.
  4. ^ "Social media platforms have 'crucial role to play in combating extremist rhetoric'". EU Reporter. Retrieved 2016-01-19.
  5. ^ "Leading author calls for 'attack on all fronts' against Islamic fundamentalism". EU Reporter. Retrieved 2016-01-19.