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Inspired by: workshops/meetings » Ongoing radicalization of fundamental islamist groups

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Originally submitted by: Ondrej Valenta
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iKnow workshop country name

Czech Republic

Workshop date

March 2010

Signal's headline

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Ongoing radicalization of fundamental islamist groups

Signal's description

(approx. 150 words)
Please describe the Weak Signal (approx. 150 words)
Low political will and dedication to resolve conflicts in Middle East region has a consequence in ongoing radicalization of various islamist groups in the region. With growing capabilities, these groups can acquire means of mass destruction, being it weapons or just materials (such as nuclear waste).


islamic fundamentalism, radicalization, misuse, religion, conflict


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Low political will and dedication to resolve conflicts in Middle East region has a consequence in ongoing radicalization of various islamist groups

Signal's first apperance


Signal's potential evolution

It could lead to...
issue type of issue/development potential impact on society timeframe for the issue to become at least 50% probable
#1 growing thread of a massive terrorist attack with lot of casualties caused discontinuation
very harmful


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Level 4: important for the whole world

Filters preventing the signal's monitoring

information/communicational filters (media/editorial interests, language, reasoning)
cultural/religious filters (values, traditions, faith, spiritual beliefs)
institutional filters (rules, laws, regulations)
political filters (party or ideological interests)

Key driving forces of this signal

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Driver 1 Driver 2
Political low political dedication to resolve ethnic and religious conflicts
Values/Ethical/Cultural ongoing conflicts in Middle East

Signal's relevance for European Grand Challenges

where? please justify:
particularly relevant Europe world
Coexistence and conflicts
Governance and trust in democracy
Social pathologies & ethics
Social exclusion & poverty
Social cohesion and diversity
Economic prosperity/dynamics
Globalization vs. localization

Signal's relevance for thematic research areas

please justify:
particularly relevant
ICT - Information & communication technologies

Pan-European strategies influencing the signal

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particularly relevant
Increasing the efficiency and impact of public research through Joint Programming (i.e. combining national and pan-European research efforts) or the optimisation of research programmes and priorities, for example.
Fostering and facilitating coherent international cooperation in science and technology

Research-friendly strategies potentially improving understanding of the signal

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particularly relevant
Creating a closer link between researchers & policy-makers
(e.g. supporting both thematic and cross-cutting policies, highlighting the strategic purpose of the European Research Area, etc.