On the occasion of the launch of the Dutch translation of Åsne Seierstad’s book Two Sisters, the Egmont Institute and the Norwegian Embassy have the pleasure of inviting you to:
Youth radicalization in Europe: A discussion with award-winning author Åsne Seierstad
Why do young Europeans radicalise? How to deal with this phenomenon of radicalisation? What is the role of their family? Through the story of two young Norwegian girls who radicalized and decided to join Syria in 2013, Åsne Seierstad addresses one of the most pressing challenges of our times. The gripping, heartbreaking story she tells about the Juma family echoes similar situations across Europe, and beyond. Using this story as an entry point, our event will discuss more broadly the challenge of radicalisation in Europe, and which responses can be developed.
14h30: Welcoming remarks by Norway’s Ambassador to Belgium, Ms Ingrid Schulerud
14h45: Discussion moderated by Thomas Renard, Senior Fellow at the Egmont Institute
– Åsne Seierstad, journalist and bestselling author of Two Sisters (2018), One of Us (2011) and The Bookseller of Kabul (2002)
– Hadelin Feront, Head of the unit for the prevention of radicalisation (PreRad) in Brussels City
16h00: End of proceedings
Please register by Friday 8 June 2018.