On Thursday 27th September, the European Commission and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark with support from M&C Saatchi, came together to hold the high-level event ‘New Partnerships for Countering Violent Extremist Narratives’, on the margins of the opening of 2018 UN General Assembly in New York. This event brought together around 100 experts and practitioners, including law enforcement and security practitioners, policy makers, civil society organisations, tech companies, and academics to examine the challenges of countering terrorist influence. The discussions will feed into the development of new public-private partnerships and innovative approaches to tackling terrorist propaganda online and offline.

The event was divided into two panels, the first was moderated by Director John Gatt, EEAS. It addressed the current influence of terrorism online and offline. The second panel was moderated by Denmark’s Tech Ambassador Casper Klynge. Its focus was the importance of public-private partnerships in countering violent extremist narratives. Both panels included subject matter experts, representatives from tech companies, private companies, civil society and international organisations.

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