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.