New extremist strategies not only fundamentally change the nature of radicalisation but could also irrevocably alter existing information ecosystems and jeopardise democratic processes across Europe. What are the latest trends in the use of new technologies to radicalize sympathisers and intimidate opponents? Experts on radicalisation and disinformation will discuss the latest developments.
Research Fellow, ISD - Institute for Strategic Dialogue, London|
Head of Strategic Communications, European External Action Service, Brussels|
Research Fellow, ISD - Institute for Strategic Dialogue, London
| ||Julia Ebner is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) and author of the bestselling book "The Rage: The Vicious Circle of Islamist and Far-Right Extremism". She leads ISD’s research on cumulative extremism and coordinates the Online Civil Courage Initiative in cooperation with Facebook Germany. Julia spent two years working for the world’s first counter-extremism organisation, Quilliam, where she carried out research projects on terrorism prevention for the European Commission and the Kofi Annan Foundation and gave evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee on far-right extremism. In her role as the coordinator of the pan-European network Families Against Terrorism and Extremism (FATE), she led radicalization-prevention projects across Europe and North Africa. On the basis of her research, Julia advises parliamentary working groups, frontline workers and tech firms; speaks at international conferences; and delivers workshops in schools and universities. She regularly writes for The Guardian and The Independent and gives interviews in English, German and French on the BBC, CNN, ZDF, ARD, France24, Al Jazeera, LBC and others.|
Researcher, Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford
Head of Strategic Communications, European External Action Service, Brussels