Mr. Ahmad Mansour, Senior Policy Advisor, European Foundation of Democracy, Belgium
Ahmad Mansour is an Arab-Israeli who has dedicated his career to preventing and countering Islamist extremism and anti-Semitism, particularly among Muslim youth in Germany. He works closely with European and German policy makers and different government ministries and at the grass-roots level with educators, social workers, religious officials and law enforcement agencies. In addition to his role at the European Foundation for Democracy, Ahmad works as a Research Associate at the Centre for Democratic Culture (ZDK) in Berlin. Within the scope of ZDK's Hayat programme, Ahmad counsels individuals who are concerned about cases of radicalisation in their immediate social environment, as well as following up on cases of radicalisation in prisons. In addition, Ahmad is the chairman of the Muslimisches Forum Deutschland/Muslim Forum Germany e.V. and has previously served as a member of the German Islam Conference. In recognition of his extensive work to promote tolerance and peaceful coexistence, the Senate of Berlin awarded Ahmad the 2014 Moses Mendelssohn Prize. In 2016, Ahmad was awarded the Carl von Ossietzky Prize by the City of Oldenburg, as well as the Order of Merit of Berlin.