How can education contribute to tackle

radicalism and fundamentalism in Europe?



European Parliament

17 November 2015

15.00 – 18.30

PHS 6B001



Introductory remarks


15.00 – 15.30              Mr. Antonio Tajani

Vice-President of the European Parliament responsible for interreligious dialogue

Mr. Tibor Navracsics

European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport

Ms. Silvia Costa

Chairwoman of the Committee on Culture and Education

Panel I: The European dimension

(Chair: Vice-President Antonio Tajani)

15.30 – 16.10  Ms. Julie Ward

Rapporteur for the European Parliament initiative report on “the role of intercultural dialogue, cultural diversity and education in promoting EU fundamental values”

Ms. Martine Cerf

Secretary General of Egalité Laicité Europe

Mr. Pierre Galand

President of the European Humanist Federation

Ms. Yvette Ramon

Grand Master of International Order of Co-freemasonry, “Le Droit Humain”

16.10 – 16.40  Discussion



16.40 – 16.50  Break

Panel II: National policies and practices in perspective

(Chair: Ms. Silvia Costa)

16.50 – 17.30  Mr. Barend van Driel

                        Secretary General of the Association for Intercultural Education


Ms. Nieves Bayo Gallego

Grand Master of the “Gran Logia Simbólica Espanola”


Mr. Daniel Keller

Grand Master of the “Grand Orient de France”

Mr. Keith Porteous Wood

Executive Director of the UK National Secular Society

17.30 – 18.10  Discussion


18.10               Mr. Frans Timmermans

First Vice-President of the European Commission


18.20               Mr. Martin Schulz

President of the European Parliament

Reception hosted by Mr. Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the European Parliament