Published on 11 July 2014

Fight against radicalization: take action

The French Association of Victims of Terrorism ( organized a multidisciplinary seminar for concerted fight against radicalization. Thirty guests participated in these exchanges to address the challenges presented by radicalization.

Representatives of the Muslim community and the Jewish community were present, as well as associations and academic partners, not to mention the many institutional actors representing the Prime Minister, the Ministry of the Interior, the unit coordinating the anti-terrorist fight (UCLAT), prison Administration (PA), the Ministry of Education, the General Secretariat for European Affairs (SGAE), the inter-ministerial Mission of Vigilance and struggle against sectarianism (MIVILUDES) and Foundation for Assistance to Victims of Terrorism (FAVT) under the aegis of the Fondation de France.

4 topics for discussion have been addressed:

- How to educate teens and young adults in an open environment?

- What counter-narratives should be promoted against extremist propaganda?

- What type of intervention in prison can you build?

- What multidisciplinary de-radicalization approach can be put in place?

Cross partisan concern: UMP group in the National Assembly also conveyed a study issues relating to terrorism and especially the dangers posed by the rise of Jihadism.