Annual Conference of the European Expert Network on Terrorism Issues - EENeT
The Center for Security Studies (KEMEA) hosted in Athens, on 17th and 18th of October 2019, the Annual Conference of the European Expert Network on Terrorism Issues (EENeT). In the scientific event that took place at the “Radisson Blue Park Hotel Athens”, participated 67 experts, on the field of terrorism, representing 17 countries, in total. KEMEA Experts supported the agenda’s meeting, bringing their knowledge and experience. On 16th of October, KEMEA hosted at its premises the welcome dinner aiming to bring together all the participants of the event.
The opening speech was made by the member of the Board of Directors of KEMEA Christos Mantzioros. In the first part of the programme the Security Policy Advisor of the Ministry of Citizen Protection Dr. Triantafyllos Karatrantos, the Expert of KEMEA Vasileios Roussakis and the Associate Expert of KEMEA Dr. Nikolaos Lampas presented their aspects in the thematic “Radicalization - Understanding a highly dynamic and multi-casual phenomenon”. The second thematic was dedicated to “Foreign Fighters - A decade of policy making”. The daily agenda continued with the presentations of the Experts of EENeT and was completed with the podium discussion on the topic “Radicalization in context: Best practices and lessons learned”.
The second day opened with the display of research projects and studies implemented by the Federal Criminal Police Office of Germany (BKA). The conference closed with the world coffee, during which experts shared knowledge and best practices, aiming at the tackling of the threat of radicalization, extremism and terrorism, towards the enhancement of the security of European citizens.