Between July and November 2020, the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) in Germany, commissioned by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, analyzed the violent right-wing extremist and terrorist milieus in a range of European countries and the United States, focusing on their developing transnational connections and violent actions. Through a series of webinars in 2021, CEP Germany has been presenting the findings of this research project to the wider public and discussed the current threat posed by this movement in greater detail with the various authors of the report.
The full CEP report can be accessed here:
Following three CEP webinars, one focusing on the main findings of the report, one focusing on the situation in France and Germany, and one focusing on the situation in the United Kingdom and the United States, this final webinar of this short series focused on the situation in Finland and Sweden.
In addition to presentations by the authors of the respective country chapters, representatives of the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Foreign Ministry of Finland, and the Foreign Ministry of Sweden opened the event.
The event was held in English via Zoom on Thursday, March 4, 2021.
Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler, senior director, CEP
Opening remarks and moderation
Bernd Heinze, Head of Division, International Cooperation against Terrorism, Drug Trafficking and Organized Crime, Foreign Office, Federal Republic of Germany
Amb. Päivi Kairamo, Head of Counterterrorism Cooperation, Legal Service, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finland
Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden
Tommi Kotonen, PhD, research coordinator, University of Jyväskylä
Situation in Finland
Morgan Finnsiö, researcher, analyst, and educator at the Expo Foundation, contributing editor of Expo Magazine, Stiftelsen Expo
Situation in Sweden