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ICSR Event – Madrid+10: The Global Dialogue on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism


Lord John Alderdice
Professor Peter Neumann

A Policy Dialogue on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism was held in Madrid, October 27-28, with the aim of channeling the collective wisdom, ideas, experience and political will of policymakers and opinion formers from all over the world to produce an authoritative Global Consensus on how to confront and prevent radicalization and violent extremism, wherever it happens, with due respect for the Rule of Law and human rights. This Global Consensus, a set of principles and values, was designed to serve as a benchmark, resource and source of inspiration to political leaders on how to respond to the daunting challenge of radicalization and violent extremism.

On December 11, Peter Neumann, a driving force behind the Madrid meeting, and Lord Alderdice, who contributed to the writing of the Global Consensus, explained the Madrid+10 initiative and led a discussion on how it can be developed.