On 11 September Minister Homans went to Düsseldorf to learn more about some ongoing projects on (de) radicalization. The Minister also met with North Rhine-Westphalia Minister Reul and State Secretary Mathies.
Two projects were presented to Minister Homans: the Wegweiser project and the Aussteigerprogramm Islamismus project. Where the first project focuses on preventing radicalization of young people, the second project guides and supports individuals in a salafist environment back into the democratic society.
Minister Homans met NRW Minister of Home Affairs - and competent for de-radicalization, Herbert Reul. Among other things, they discussed the role of local authorities in the early detection and prevention of radicalization.
The ministers agreed to organize a joint study day next year. Liesbeth Homans: "With the organization of this study day, we want to exchange good practices in the fields of integration and the prevention of radicalization and to further deepen cooperation between Flanders and North Rhine-Westphalia."
The visit was organized by General Representative Koen Haverbeke.
General Representation of the Government of Flanders in Germany