Preventing radicalization by engaging youth at the local level

Last month I had the chance to participate in a round table debate with a group of knowledgeable people in the EU Commission including MEP Julie Ward, Bruno Derbaix, Mayor Bart Somers, and Katrien Hertog. The topic was how to engage with youth at the local level in order to promote inclusion and fundamental values.

The overall goal was find new ways on how to prevent violent radicalization in the light of the tragic terrorist attacks Europe has seen in the past year, namely Paris and Brussels . In this video you can see the debate including my thoughts on why civil society and sports ought to play a vital role (32:10)

Watch the debate here.


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