Sílvia Ramos to be a conference keynote speaker

May 30, 2023

Sílvia Ramos is a senior detective inspector at the Judiciary Police (PJ), serving for 17 years at its National Counter Terrorism Unit (UNCT). PJ-UNCT is the main law enforcement agency in Portugal responsible for the prevention and investigation of terrorism, violent extremism and any other criminal offences involving national security.

Highly educated at the University of Coimbra and its Faculty of Law, Sílvia has acquired extensive experience, for over 15 years, as a Portuguese delegate – currently, during the ongoing Swedish Presidency as head of the national delegation – at the Terrorism Working Party (TWP) at the EU Council in Brussels.

Alongside the activities of the EU in preventing and countering radicalization, recruitment and ideological extremism, Sílvia gained considerable background and expertise, working with the Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN) and its Centre of Excellence – launched by the European Commission in September 2011 - both through the participation in policy-making meetings and training activities. Additionally, she was a Portuguese delegate at the EU Internet Forum's Civil Society Empowerment Programme (CSEP), to encourage online campaigns on countering extremist propaganda.

Sílvia is nowadays engaged in other EU working groups regarding the impact of terrorism on victims’ rights, in particularly victims of terrorism and hate crimes, in a joint and multidisciplinary framework bringing together civil society partners, law enforcement agencies and judiciary authorities.

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