Online Conference: Right-wing extremism and combat sports in the European Union

15. September 2020

Date: 29 September 2020

Time: 12:00 – 14:00 CET

ZOOM-Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__0KuQ-1hTHmCBRWmtr-DCQ

The growing capture of sports by right-wing extremists for recruitment and radicalisation is a worrying trend. Seeing that the landscape of right-wing extremism is changing organisationally, sports has been a focal point of recent efforts of transnational right-wing networks, especially in combat sports. We will discuss experiences with experts from the different member states and how we should counter this effectively on the European level.

hosted by

Viola von Cramon-Taubadel, MEP (Greens/EFA)

Niklas Nienaß, MEP (Greens/EFA)

Tomasz Frankowski, MEP (EPP)

Ibán García del Blanco, MEP (S&D)


Robert Claus, KoFaS, Hannover, Germany

Michael Colborne, Journalist, Fellow at the Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right

Przemyslaw Witkowski, Collegium Civitas, Warsaw, Poland

Pavel Klymenko, FARE Network, Ukraine

Emese Kottasz, European Commission, DG HOME, Radicalisation Awareness Network