December 6, 2018
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A First Look at the Global Terrorism Index 2018
The World Solidarity Forum and the Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP) are very proud to collaborate in the official Brussels launch of the sixth edition of the Global Terrorism Index (GTI). The Global Terrorism Index is produced by the IEP and developed in consultation with the Global Peace Index Expert Panel. It provides a comprehensive summary of the key global trends and patterns in terrorism. The research is based on the Global Terrorism Database (GTD) the most authoritative source on terrorism today and considered to be the most comprehensive global dataset on terrorist activity that has now codified over 170,000 terrorist incidents. The GTI has used this data annually since 2012 to rank 163 countries, covering 99.7% of the world’s population, based on the impact of terrorism on each country. The GTI analyzes a number of vital aspects of terrorism such as the socio-economic conditions under which it occurs, how terrorism changes over time, the geopolitical drivers and ideological aims of terrorist groups and the strategies used by terrorists. Join us for the official Brussels launch of the Global Terrorism Index 2018, in which results will be presented by Mr. Serge Stroobants (Director of Operation for Europe and MENA region)! Details of the Event Date: Thursday December 6th, 2018. Time: 18:30 to 20:00 (Please, note that registration begins at 18hrs) Venue: The Press Club Brussels Europe Agenda 18:00 Opening of Registrations 18:30 Welcome and Introduction of Speakers 18:35 Keynote Speech by Ms. Birgit Loeser 18:50 Presentation of the GTI 2018 by Mr. Serge Stroobants 19:30 Q&A 20:00 Networking Drinks List of Speakers Birgit Loeser: Deputy Head of Division of Counter-Terrorism at the EU External Action Service. Serge Stroobants: Director of Operations for Europe, Middle East and Africa at the Institute for Economics and Peace. About the World Solidarity Forum: The WSF is a platform for organisations passionate about a better tomorrow, for which human rights are truly a universal concept, in reality and not just in theory. Our goal is to promote human rights and start debates about relevant current situations across the world. About the Institute for Economics & Peace: The IEP is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit think tank dedicated to shifting the world’s focus to peace as a positive, achievable, and tangible measure of human well-being and progress.
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