OSCE-wide Counter-Terrorism Conference is going to take place between 25-26 March in Bratislava, Slovakia. Organized by Slovakia’s 2019 OSCE Chairmanship with the support of the Action against Terrorism Unit of the OSCE Transnational Threats Department, and in close co-operation with other OSCE executive structures, within their respective mandates
This year’s annual OSCE-wide Counter-Terrorism Conference will bring together political representatives, national counter-terrorism co-ordinators, senior experts and practitioners from across the OSCE’s participating States and Partners for Co-operation to take stock of efforts to prevent and counter terrorism as well as violent extremism and radicalization that lead to terrorism (VERLT) in the OSCE area.
Experts from the United Nations and other international, regional and sub-regional organizations as well as civil society and the private sector are also invited to share their experiences and ideas.
Over the course of the two-day conference, participants will explore:
- Advances in international co-operation in countering terrorism and the implementation of good practices in preventing VERLT in the OSCE area
- Platforms that support co-operation and co-ordination between governments and civil society
- Programmes and approaches that help identify, divert and support individuals at risk of radicalization to terrorist violence such as referral mechanisms and pre-criminal interventions
- Prison-based and non-custodial programmes to rehabilitate and reintegrate terrorist offenders while ensuring due prosecution of their criminal actions
For more information please visit OSCE website here.