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Council of Europe regional conference on addressing radicalisation in prisons in WB region

During 22 – 23 October 2019, a regional conference in Sarajevo will launch the beginning of a new regional project on addressing violent extremism and radicalisation in prisons in Western Balkans, implemented under the auspices of the Horizontal Facility II Programme for Western Balkans and Turkey, funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe, with a duration of 36 months. It will provide for forum of sharing experience, information and practices among the six HF Beneficiaries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia) on the different approaches in the Western Balkan penitentiary and probation systems when it comes to addressing the issue of radicalisation in prisons.

Regional workshop on media coverage of terrorism and violent extremism related topics for journalists from the Western Balkans

Between 24-26 October, RCC is organising the Regional workshop on media coverage of terrorism and violent extremism-related topics for journalists from the Western Balkans in Budva, Montenegro.

The event, part of the IPA II 2016 Regional Action on P/CVE in the Western Balkans, is the first workshop with journalists to discuss the role of the media in reporting on terrorism, as an important part in the current trends in P/CVE and the concept of the whole society approach.

Support to Peaceful Resolution of Conflicts, Reconciliation, Respect for Diversity and Community Security

The objective is to respond to VE through multi-layered development solutions, built around resilience, community safety, socioeconomic development, security sector reform. This project will conduct research on LEA capacities to deal with VE cases. This research will include their relationship vis-a-vis stakeholders in referral mechanism. A concept note will be published in 2018.

Youth and violent extremism on social media: mapping the research

UNESCO has published in November 2017 a research report, entitled “Youth and violent extremism on social media: mapping the research” by independent experts Séraphin Alava, Divina Frau-Meigs, Ghayda Hassan (with the collaboration of Hasna Hussein and Yuanyuan Wei). This work provides a global mapping of research (mainly during 2012-16) into the assumed roles played by social media in violent radicalization processes, especially as they affect youth and women across all the regions of the world.
For more information please visit the website.

Drivers of Radicalization and Violent Extremism in Kosovo: Women’s Roles in Supporting, Preventing & Fighting Violent Extremism

The International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism (ICSVE) has published in April 2017 a research report, entitled “Drivers of Radicalization and Violent Extremism in Kosovo: Women’s Roles in Supporting, Preventing & Fighting Violent Extremism”, by Anne Speckhard, Ph.D. and Ardian Shajkovci, Ph.D.

For more information please see here.

Responding to VE through multi-layered development solutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The objective was to respond to VE through multi-layered development solutions, built around resilience, community safety, socioeconomic development, and security sector reform. By:

  • providing support to the legislative and regulatory reform;
  • developing the capacity of law enforcement and enhancing regional & international cooperation;
  • coordinating the reporting & knowledge management of VE and PVE activities in BiH.

For more information please visit the UNDP BiH Website.