Kick-off for the Belgian Living Lab on Counter Violent Radicalisation Policies

21 Jun 2018 09:30
21 Jun 2018 16:45


Venue: Institute for European Studies, Pleinlaan 5, 1050 Brussels, floor minus 1, conference room Rome and Lisbon

VUB-IES is involved in the EU-funded H2020 Mindb4Act research project targeting, among other, at creating innovative solutions for tackling radicalisation and violent extremism in Europe. On 21 June 2018 we are organising a kick-off meeting for launching the collaborative ecosystem - a Living Lab. We would like to bring together multispectral Belgian stakeholders (LEAs, local administration, NGOs, researchers, educators and other) dealing with various aspects of radicalization. Altogether we will discuss how we can all do better in jointing our mutual efforts from early prevention to intervention in diverse societal settings.


Moderators: Irina van der Vet and Florian Lang

09.30 - Welcoming by VUB-IES team and Luk van Langenhove (Academic Director)

09.40 - Introduction to the Project (ELCANO)

09.50 - Living Lab methodology, as a potential for multi-agency collaboration (IES) 

10.00 - Discussion on the state of the art of CVE work, with a focus on Media and Education

  • The current state of CVE policies in Belgium
  • CVE Practitioners Needs & Requirements
  • The Integration of Gender Aspects in CVE work

11.30 - Multi-stakeholder collaboration: Simulation exercise in working groups (and coffee)

12.00 - Lunch

13.00 - Continuation of work in the groups

14.00 - Presentations (and coffee)

15.00 - Discussion and concluding remarks

Please note that this event is invitation-only.

For more information, please contact Irina van der Vet: