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As the think tank of the strategic dialogue between Europe and Israel, ELNET (European Leadership Network) has created the first European Summit on Islamist Radicalization and the Terrorist Threat, with the support of former French Prime Minister Manuel Valls. In collaboration with prestigious partners, Fondapol, the Jean Jaurès Foundation, the Institut Montaigne and the Hanns Seidel Foundation, it brings together the best international experts, journalists and political leaders to analyze, assess and provide concrete responses to the phenomenon of Islamist terrorism, in France, Europe and the Middle East.
On January 11, 2021, the first session was held the day after the anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo attack and addressed the issues of separatism, French-style secularism and freedom of expression.
On March 22, on the occasion of the 9th anniversary of the terrible jihadist attacks in Toulouse and Montauban against French soldiers and the children of the Ozar Hatora school, the second session was held to understand the specific phenomenon of European jihadism.
On June 23, two months after the assassination of a police officer in Rambouillet (France), the third session analyzed the issues related to online radicalization and its prevention.
On December 6, the closing session highlighted the geopolitical dynamics of counterterrorism and the challenges for the Republique regarding Islamist terrorism, three months after the American withdrawal from Afghanistan and in the midst of the trial of the November 13, 2015 attacks.
Next Sunday, March 27, 10 years after the Toulouse and Montauban massacres and two weeks before the first round of the presidential election, an entire day will be devoted to the first session of the 2022 edition.
They took part in the first sessions:
Mr. David Cameron, Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom;
Mr. Manuel Valls, Former Prime Minister of France;
Ms Theresa May, Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom;
Mr. Gérald Darmanin, Minister of the Interior, France;
Mr. Gilles de Kerchove, Counter-Terrorism Coordinator of the European Union;
Mr. Laurent Nunez, National Coordinator of Intelligence and the Fight against Terrorism, France ;
Mr. Sinan Selen, Vice President of Intelligence Service of the Federal Republic of Germany;
Ms. Marlène Schiappa, Minister of Citizenship, France;
Ms. Sarah El Haïry, Secretary of State for Youth and Commitment, France;
Mr. Boaz Ganor, Executive Director of the International Counterterrorism Institute (ICT), Israel;
H. E. Ali Al Nuaimi, CEO of Hedayah, UAE;
Mr. Bernard Cazeneuve, Former Prime Minister of France;
Mr. Patrick Calvar, Former Director of the DGSI, France;
Mr. Chems-Eddine Hafiz, Rector of the Great Mosque of Paris
And many others…