The 2019 Lunch Briefing Series are aimed at an audience of policymakers, security practitioners, academics and graduate students, journalists, and civil society stakeholders who want to extend their knowledge of various topics related to violent online political extremism, and to network with specialists on this issue. Given the post-electoral context in Belgium and the increased presence of extremist discourse on social media, this series aims at providing Belgian and European stakeholders with food for thought and action, allowing them to engage in national or local debate.

The 2019 Lunch Briefing Series is a joint venture between VOX-Pol and the European Commission Representation in Belgium.

The Lunch Briefing Series will take place in the European Quarter, Brussels on Tuesdays from 12.00 to 14.00, as following

1 October – Preventing online radicalisation – A state of play at EU-level

8 October – The Radical Right, Extremism, and Disinformation in Europe and North America

15 October – An Overview of EU Action on Tackling Disinformation: Belgian Action Against Disinformation and Insights on Alt-right Disinformation Networks in France and Belgium

22 October – A Snapshot of the Contemporary Syrian Jihadi Online Ecology: Differential Disruption, Community Strength, and Out-linking Practices

5 November – Engaging with Online Extremist Material: Experimental Evidence

12 November – How Extreme is the European Far Right?

Each session will be live-streamed on our YouTubechannel.

More information about the events can be found here.

Registration is essential - a link to the registration website can be found here.

Source: VOX-Pol