CEP Webinar: “Paramilitary Training Activities of Violent Right-Wing Extremists” | Panel 1

Monday, Dec 13, 2021

Event topic: “Paramilitary Training Activities of Violent Right-Wing Extremists: Threat, Mitigation Opportunities and Challenges”

This webinar explored the issue of paramilitary training activities of violent right-wing extremists in Central and Eastern Europe and discussed the challenges and opportunities that governments encounter when attempting to mitigate this threat. This webinar was the fourth event in a virtual event series during which CEP, supported by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, examines the various challenges emanating from the transnational right-wing extremist and terrorist movement.


Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler
Senior Director, Counter Extremism Project

Introductory remarks
Gabriele Scheel
Head of Division “International Cooperation against Terrorism, Drug Trafficking, Organized Crime and Corruption”, Federal Foreign Office of Germany

Panel 1: Existing training infrastructure and threat analysis

Kacper Rekawek, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Research on Extremism (C-REX) at the University of Oslo
Jakub Woroncow, PhD
Researcher, Institute of Social Safety (IBS), Poland
Ruslan Trad
Journalist, co-founder of De Re Militari Journal and member of the Association of European Journalists - Bulgaria

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