A year after the terrorist attack in Brussels, EUKN Policy Lab on Radicalisation
2016 showed its dark edge in connection to the rise of terrorist threats. The EUKN is convinced that the Policy Lab on Radicalisation provides new insights and approaches for participating countries.
The EUKN is continually responding to the urban challenges of Europe’s Member States, cities and citizens. One of the services provided to EUKN members are Policy Labs, organised each year. One Policy Lab, planned as a joint event for the members Belgium, France and the Netherlands will be remembered for a long time by all actors involved
A year ago, on 22 March 2016 Belgium was the target of a violent terrorist attack. This gruesome attack occurred in Brussels made the postponing of the EUKNs’ Policy Lab on Radicalisation, which had been planned for 23 March 2016, necessary. The Policy Lab was eventually held six months later.
2016 showed its dark edge with regards to the rise of terrorist threats. Belgium was changed by the attack, which made the country and the whole of Europe more attentive. The EUKN is convinced that the Policy Lab on Radicalisation provided new insights and approaches for the participating countries on how to prevent radical movements happening in cities.
During the Policy Lab, a brilliant keynote was delivered by Bibi van Ginkel from Clingendael Institute. The EUKN is proud to present the video of her speech. The video provides insights on the breeding ground and support for radicalisation. It focuses on main local policy challenges and disadvantaged neighbourhoods and groups, with a view on how to counteract radicalisation tendencies in Europe.