BOUNCE Final Conference and Expert Meeting 13-14 March 2018

The BOUNCE Resilience Training, Network and Evaluation project (STRESAVIORA II) officially ends on March 31, 2018.

In this perspective, the project partners wanted to conclude this project in the best possible way.

On March 13, 2018, the experts who composed the Research Advisory Committee and guided the research of the Ghent University throughout the project, gathered for the last time at the Palais of Egmont, in Brussels, to discuss the final results of the BOUNCE scientific research presented by the Ghent University. To this panel of European experts were added the representatives of the 10 pilot cities of the European project.

On March 14, 2018, a conference was held at Residence Palace in Brussels and gathered about 150 people including more than 60 international participants from the pilot cities. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs and Security, Jan Jambon opened the session. Ilona Von Bethlenfalvy represented the European Commission, co-financier of the BOUNCE project. Zubeda Limbada was our keynote speaker for this event and introduced the work of ConnectFutures (UK).

In the afternoon, the participants had the opportunity to choose a specific workshop. The proposed workshops were:
* Us versus them: polarisation as political enrichment or social threat ?  by Christophe Busch (Kazerne Dossin Mechelen and Ufungu)
* European best practices: presentation of two prevention initiatives: Fryshuset (Sweden) and CONTRA (Germany) by Jane Braden & Ali Hedayat
* Why do we work on strengthening youngsters’ resilience? By Maarten van de Donk (RadarEurope) & Gert Klingeleers (Arktos vzw
* Key Challenges around the local prevention of radicalisation by Moritz Konradi (European Forum for Urban Security), Oscar Negredo Carillo (City of L’Hospitalet, Spain) and Hadelin Feront – (BRAVVO asbl, city of Brussels).

These workshops were an opportunity to broaden the theme beyond the BOUNCE project and to discuss more specific issues related to radicalisation, while involving all partners of the BOUNCE project.


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