What PVE programmes, initiatives and policies have been developed at the local level across Europe? What conclusions can be drawn from these strategies?
Since the mid-2000s, different strategies were implemented to address the security threat posed by violent extremism to contemporary societies. In Europe, in addition to national-scale programmes aiming at countering violent extremism, several States, regions and cities moved towards holistic policies to prevent violent extremism (PVE).
This seminar will bring together experts on violent extremism from different fields (academia, think tanks, policy makers, civil society organisations) and will address the following questions: What PVE programmes, initiatives and policies have been developed at the local level across Europe? What conclusions can be drawn from these strategies? Should PVE strategies be designed as such or should they be included to the wider agenda of social policies? How can we prevent not getting trapped in the same pitfalls of CVE policies? To what extent are local responses substantially different from national ones?
Lola López, Commissioner for Immigration, Interculturality and Diversity, Barcelona City Council
Jordi Bacaria, Director, CIDOB
Chair: Moussa Bourekba, Researcher, CIDOB
Nicolas Hénin, Journalist; President, Action Résilience (France)
Elyamine Settoul, Lecturer, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (France)
Fatima Lahnait, Researcher; former member, Active Change Foundation (United Kingdom)
Sadek Hamid, Associate Researcher, Oxford University (United Kingdom)
Chair: Blanca Garcés-Mascareñas, Senior Researcher, CIDOB
Joris Rijbroek, Head of the Institute for Societal Resilience (ISR), Free University (The Netherlands)
Alexander Van Leuven, Researcher, Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) (video conference)
Asiem El Difraoui, Co-founder, Candid Foundation (Germany)
Chair: Didac Amat, Research Assistant, CIDOB
Miguel Ángel García, member of the PGPD; representative of Fuenlabrada, Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN)
Cristina Sobrino, Associate Professor, Pompeu Fabra University
Jordi Moreras, Associate Senior Researcher, CIDOB