SCN East & West Africa Regional Practitioners’ Workshop

The first Strong Cities Network (SCN) Regional Practitioners’ Workshop of 2017 took place on 9-10 March, hosted by the City of Dakar, Senegal. The event brought together 50 participants, including local frontline CVE practitioners from 15 cities drawn from 10 countries across East and West Africa. Over two days, participants engaged in debates around the…
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The SCN Global Summit in Aarhus, Denmark on 17-19 May

Joint-hosted by the City of Aarhus, East Jutland Police and the Strong Cities Network, this year’s SCN Global Summit will be combined with the second Aarhus conference on Building Resilience to Radicalisation and Violent Extremism. This follows the first Aarhus international conference in 2015 and the inaugural SCN Global Summit in Antalya, Turkey in 2016….
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SCN Interview: Ricardo Gambetta

City: Aurora, CO (United States) Role: Manager, Office of International and Immigrant Affairs Aurora joined the Strong Cities Network in July 2016, building on rich experience in working to support a strong and cohesive community in which everybody has a stake. In this interview, we spoke to Ricardo Gambetta about his work to support immigrant…
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Official Statement of Solidarity with Karak, Jordan

Strong Cities Network stands in solidarity with Karak, Jordan 19 December 2016   On behalf of the Mayors, Governors and member cities of the Strong Cities Network around the world, we express our deepest sadness at events in Karak, Jordan yesterday, 18 December 2016. In the past month, the Strong Cities Network has developed an important…
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Collaboration in Countering Violent Extremism: Reflections on Habitat III

By Daniel Hooton, Strong Cities Network Associate   For a field that prides itself on maxims of prevention, pre-emption, and stopping extremist violence at source, we don’t work enough with other sectors and apply the lessons we ourselves urge others to take up. Were we to do so, we could make our work more effective,…
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Strong Cities Network Global Summit Report

The SCN Global Summit brought together more than 200 delegates from across the globe to discuss the role of cities, towns and regions in countering violent extremism in all its forms. Read our Summit report for an overview of the event’s key themes and presentations, the SCN plan of action for the next 18 months,…
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Official Statement of Solidarity with Istanbul

Strong Cities Network stands in solidarity with Istanbul June 29, 2016 We the Mayors, Governors and local authority leaders of the Strong Cities Network are deeply saddened by the horrific terrorist attack on Istanbul Atatürk Airport yesterday. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those killed and injured, and with the people of…
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Official Statement of Solidarity with Orlando, Florida

Strong Cities Network stands in solidarity with Orlando June 14, 2016 We the Mayors, Governors and local authority leaders of the Strong Cities Network are deeply shocked and saddened by the horrific attack that took place in the City of Orlando this week. We wish to convey our deepest sympathy and condolences on behalf of…
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Secretary of State John Kerry Gives Support for the Strong Cities Network Global Summit

The Strong Cities Network (SCN), run by the London-based Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), brought together key stakeholders for the first Strong Cities Network Global Summit which took place in Antalya, Turkey on 11-12 May. US Secretary of State John Kerry has recorded a video highlighting the importance of the Strong Cities Network and the…
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