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WATCH NOW: New Approaches towards Preventing Violent Extremism


Peter Neumann, Director, International Center for the Study of Radicalization (ICSR), King's College


  • Faisal Bin Abdulrahman Bin Muaammar, Secretary-General of International Dialogue Centre KAICIID
  • Élisabeth Guigou, President of the Anna Lindh Foundation and President of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the French National Assembly
  • Hanif Qadir, Active Change Foundation
  • Sarah Sewall, Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, United States
  • Fuad Siniora, Member of Club de Madrid, Prime Minister of Lebanon (2005-2009)
WATCH NOW: Inaugural Ceremony with HM King Felipe VI

Inaugural Ceremony WITH: 

Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, President of the Club de Madrid. President of Latvia (1999-2007)

Manuela Carmena, Mayor of the City of Madrid, Institutional Member of Club de Madrid

Jorge Fernández Díaz, Spanish Minister of Interior (tbc)


H.M. King Felipe VI of Bourbon and Greece

WATCH NOW: Madrid+10: Policy Dialogue Lunch

MADRID +10: The Policy Dialogue on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism" is a two-day conference mobilizing policy makers, opinion formers, civil society and grassroots organizations around the concept of preventing and countering radicalization and violent extremism, increasing public engagement and promoting grassroots initiatives. Watch now the live webstreaming of the:

Madrid+10 Policy Lunch

Jorge Quiroga, Vicepresident of the Club de Madrid. President of Bolivia (2001- 2002)

Peter Neumann, Director, International Center for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR), King's College

Fernando Frutuoso de Melo, Director-General International Cooperation and  Development - DG DEVCO 

His Majesty the King of Spain, to inaugurate the Policy Dialogue Madrid+10 on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism

HM the King of Spain will be accompanied in the inaugural session by (in order): the President of the Club de Madrid and former President of Latvia, Vaira Vike-Freiberga; the Mayor of Madrid, Manuela Carmena, and the Minister of Interior of Spain, Jorge Fernández Díaz. The Policy Dialogue will be organized by the Club de Madrid and the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence (ICSR) at King’s College London with the European Commission, the International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID), the US State Department and the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs as main partners

What should Venezuela do to become a United Nations Human Rights Council Member?

Today, the undersigned, former heads of state and government, who are members of the Club de Madrid, called on the UN General Assembly to grant Venezuela a second term as a member of the UN Human Rights Council only if Venezuela frees individuals detained for political reasons and accepts an impartial mission of electoral observers to monitor the upcoming elections. Photo credit: AP


The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, keynote speaker at the Madrid+10 Policy Dialogue

The two days meeting (27-28 October, Madrid) will be one of the biggest gatherings ever assembled in the fight agaisnt violent extremism, with more than 250 high level experts, including 40 CdM Members, former Presidents and PM's, working together to find smart and long term solutions to the daunting challenge of radicalization, a menace that is causing more deaths than ever before in recent history. 

#GlobalConsensus, a new set of principles in the fight against violent extremism

The #GlobalConsensus will be produced and launched during the Madrid+10 Global Policy Dialogue on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (Madrid, 27-28 October), as an authoritative policy recommendation on confronting and preventing radicalization and violent extremism wherever it happens.

Welcoming Cities – Keys for an anti-racist culture

The Welcoming Cities – Keys for an anti-racist culture General Conference was held in Karlsruhe, Germany, October 8-9 organized by the European Coalition of Cities Against Racism, ECCAR. In these intense two days, representatives of European Cities have identified and shared good practices to fight against racism, promote social inclusion and improve the efficiency of the public services offered to migrant and refugee’s population. 

Promoting Democracy Promotes Peace

The Club de Madrid congratulates Tunisia, the National Dialogue Quarter, and also all Tunisian citizens, as the symbolic recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize awarded today. The successful adoption of the new Tunisian Constitution, the peaceful elections and the country’s efforts to build an inclusive future through democracy, the rule of law and respect for human and civil rights through dialogue is a beacon of hope for the MENA region but also for the world as a whole. The Nobel Peace Prize is a well deserved recognition of it.

Club de Madrid and ICSR convene 40 former presidents and 200 experts to build a global consensus on radicalization and violent extremism

Club de Madrid and ICSR, with the support of the European Commission, the International Dialogue Centre KAICIID and the US State Department among other partners, announce a global initiative on preventing and countering violent extremism.

'Democracy is still missing': op-ed by Freiberga, Ramos-Horta and Kok in the Hufftington Post

The President of the Club de Madrid and ex President of Latvia, Vaira Vike-Freiberga, Wim Kok, former PM of the Netherlands, and José Ramos-Horta, ex President of East Timor, have signed a joint Op-Ed that have appeared in the US edition cover of the Hufftington Post. The three leaders say that 'Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda targets beneficiaries rather than citizens' 

Wim Kok in Haiti: "Completing the electoral process with transparent, inclusive and securitized elections is of utmost importance for the country"

'These elections are a test case for Haiti‬ and for the rest of the world', said Wim Kok, former PM of the Netherlands in the media briefing that closed the sixth Club de Madrid/European Union mission to Haiti. The Club de Madrid Member also called 'all stakeholders involved in the elections to abstein from acts of violence'


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