Lisbon Forum 2015
"How to combat radicalisation and
terrorism: prevention tools and shared knowledge in the Mediterranean
and European space"
3-4 December, Ismaili Centre, Lisbon
2015 was developed along three main axes:
- Rule of Law and Democratic responses: A bulwark against radicalisation
- Preventing radicalisation through education and training
- Empowering young people and women to prevent and combat radicalisation
Education can play a key role in developing and maintaining intercultural values in democracy – no democracy can be built on ignorance, therefore education should seek to promote democratic, active and responsible citizenship.
Culture can serve as a lever to promote understanding, respect and interdependence and should be central to any reflection by governments and international organisations.
Young people and women have an essential role to play in promoting peace and conflict management.
Resilient communities can serve as a protective shield to prevent radicalisation at grassroots’ level.
To prevent and combat radicalisation, we must go beyond a binary reading of the current situation and accept collective responsibility for mistakes that have been made.