Golden Dawn: Lessons From Greece in Tackling Extremism


Golden Dawn was an extreme far right political party which rose to prominence during a period  of economic crisis in Greece.

At the same time that its politicians were elected to parliament, its armed gangs were attacking refugees, migrants and other vulnerable minorities.

The story of how the Greek courts ultimately unmasked Golden Dawn as being a criminal  organisation followed years of activism led by civil society groups.

With extremism on the rise internationally, SCI has been honoured to draw out lessons from some of those involved in helping to defeat Golden Dawn in Greece. Their experience holds significant lessons for those facing similar challenges in societies around the globe.

Download the report: Golden Dawn - Lessons From Greece in Tackling Extremism..pdf

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