A conference titled “For Whom the Bell Tolls: The Rise of Extremism in Europe” will take place on 14 March 2013 at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. The event is co-organised by Dr Aris Georgopoulos (Head of the Defence and Strategic Procurement Research Unit at the University of Nottingham) under the auspices of the Greek Public Policy Forum (GPPF) and in collaboration with the office of Jorgo Chatzimarkakis MEP (Germany).
The Strasbourg Forum brings together policy makers, representatives of European Institutions, political scientists and jurists with the hope to create a fruitful debate that will discuss amongst other the following questions:
What extremism? When does the expression of extreme or unconventional political views cross the Rubicon?
What are the causes of extremism?
Are there common patterns that lead to the rise of extremism?
Is extremism a by-product of the on-going multifaceted crisis?
What are the tools/methods for addressing the problem?
What are the limits of the law in dealing with this phenomenon?