From Countering to Preventing Violent Extremism: Local Experiences from a European Perspective

What PVE programmes, initiatives and policies have been developed at the local level across Europe? What conclusions can be drawn from these strategies?

PERFORMED ACTIVITY
18 June 2018 - 09:00h
LOCATION: CIDOB, sala Jordi Maragall, Elisabets 12, 08001 Barcelona
ORGANIZED BY: CIDOB with the support of the Barcelona City Council

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Objective

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?

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Participants

SPEAKERS

Didac Amat

Didac Amat

Research Assistant, CIDOB

Jordi Bacaria

Jordi Bacaria

Director, CIDOB

Moussa Bourekba

Moussa Bourekba

Researcher, CIDOB

Asiem El Difraoui

Asiem El Difraoui

Co-founder, Candid Foundation (Germany)

Blanca Garcés-Mascareñas

Blanca Garcés-Mascareñas

Senior Researcher, CIDOB

Miguel Ángel García

Miguel Ángel García

Member of the PGPD; representative of Fuenlabrada, Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN)

Sadek Hamid

Sadek Hamid

Associate Researcher, Oxford University (United Kingdom)

Nicolas Hénin

Nicolas Hénin

Journalist; President, Action Résilience (France)

Fatima Lahnait

Fatima Lahnait

Researcher; former member, Active Change Foundation (United Kingdom)

Lola López

Lola López

Commissioner for Immigration, Interculturality and Diversity, Barcelona City Council

Jordi Moreras

Jordi Moreras

Associate Senior Researcher, CIDOB

Joris Rijbroek

Joris Rijbroek

Head of the Institute for Societal Resilience (ISR), Free University (The Netherlands)

Elyamine Settoul

Elyamine Settoul

Lecturer, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (France)

Cristina Sobrino

Cristina Sobrino

Associate Professor, Pompeu Fabra University

Alexander Van Leuven

Alexander Van Leuven

Researcher, Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) (video conference)

From Countering to Preventing Violent Extremism: Local Experiences from a European Perspective PERFORMED ACTIVITY

09:00h Opening Statement

Lola López, Commissioner for Immigration, Interculturality and Diversity, Barcelona City Council

Jordi Bacaria, Director, CIDOB

09:30h First Panel: Local PVE Policies in France and the United Kingdom

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)

10:30h Discussion

11:00h Coffee break

11:30h Second Panel: Local PVE policies in Belgium, the Netherlands and Denmark

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)

12:30h Discussion

13:00h Lunch

14:00h Third Panel: Local PVE Policies in Spain

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

15:00h Discussion

15:30h Conclusions

16:00h End of meeting