HOMEAFFAIRS - Internal Security Forum Prague


HOMEAFFAIRS – Internal Security Forum Prague is an annual platform for policy makers, non-governmental experts and business representatives to discuss the most pressing internal security challenges. The Forum offers a unique emphasis on policy solutions and is quickly becoming an established event for involved policy makers across Europe and beyond.

HOMEAFFAIRS will be back in 2018. In the meantime, subscribe to our regular policy briefings to stay up-to-date with the best recommendations in the wider internal security debate!

In 2017, HOMEAFFAIRS entered its 3rd year. The 2017 iteration of the Forum entailed:

  • 120 participants from 19 countries including policy makers, senior officials and the expert public
  • 16 events in 4 days, consisting of conference panels, closed meetings, expert briefings and off-record roundtables
  • Creation of specific recommendations on enhancing the prevention of Islamic extremism, improving the fight against terrorism, preventing illegal immigration, improving integration policies as well as ensuring security cooperation after Brexit

Among the speakers in 2017 featured:

  • Adam Deen, Executive Director, Quilliam Foundation, United Kingdom
  • Bassam Tibi, Professor of International Relations, Goettingen University, Germany
  • Carmen González Enríquez, Senior Analyst, Elcano Institute, Spain
  • Elliot Grainger, Head of Consultancy, European Strategic Communications Network, Belgium
  • Fernando Rojo, Senior Adviser, Intelligence Center Against Terrorism and Organized Crime, Spain
  • Helen Griffiths, Deputy Director for Security, UK Department for Exiting the EU, United Kingdom
  • Kateřina Flaigová Vronská, Head of External and EU Institutional Affairs, EUROPOL, Netherlands
  • Katja Papenkort, Deputy Director for CT & CVE, German Chancellery, Germany
  • Lorenzo Vidino, Director of the Program on Extremism, George Washington University, United States
  • Olivier Guitta, Managing Director, GlobalStrat, United Kingdom
  • Shmuel Bar, Founder and CEO, IntuView, Israel
  • Steven F. Egan, Director of the Joint Interagency Counter Trafficking Center, United States European Command, German

The HOMEAFFAIRS – Internal Security Forum Prague 2017 was organized by the European Values Think-tank and the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies, in-cooperation with the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung and other distinguished partners.


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European Values Think-tank

European Values Think-Tank is a non-governmental institution which promotes raising of political culture in the Czech Republic as well as on the European level. We provide decision-makers with expert recommendations and we watch and evaluate their work systematically. We consider active citizens, accountable politicians and a cohesive society sharing values of freedom and democracy to be the basic elements of high political culture. Since 2005, as a non-governmental and a non-profitable organisation which is not linked to any political party, we have been pursuing research and educational activities. Besides publishing analytical papers and commentaries for media, we organise conferences, seminars and trainings for both experts and public. Our events provide a platform for dialogue amongst politicians, professionals, journalists, businesspeople and students. 


The Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies

The Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies is the political foundation at European level of the European People’s Party and an EU think tank.The Martens Centre takes part in the preparation of EPP programmes and policy documents. It organises seminars and training on EU policies and on the process of European integration. The Martens Centre also contributes to formulating EU and national public policies. It produces research studies and books, electronic newsletters, policy briefs, and the twice-yearly European View journal. Through its papers, conferences, authors’ dinners and website, the Martens Centre offers a platform for discussion among experts, politicians, policymakers and the European public.







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Should you have any questions, please contact Ms Andrea Michalcová, the Project Coordinator, at michalcova@evropskehodnoty.cz



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