Category: SCN News

General news about the Strong Cities Network, including updates to our members, website news, events and more.

Beirut Mayoral Assembly, March 2019

Lebanon has the led the way in the MENA region, having been one of the first countries to establish a national PVE unit, which developed a national strategy aimed at the prevention of violent extremism (PVE) across the country. The strategy’s nine pillars include crucial strategic topics such as good governance, dialogue and economic development….
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Launch of South Asia Regional Hub Page

Our new South Asia Regional Hub Page has just launched, which highlights the SCN’s work in the South Asia region. This includes the Regional Practitioner’s Workshop in Kolkata, India, as well as our city consultations in Pakistan and Bangladesh, city exchanges and Local Innovation Grants. If you are interested in our work in other regions, we have…
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SCN attends OSCE Counter-Terrorism Conference 2019

To lay the groundwork for its programmatic expansion into Central Asia, the SCN attended the 2019 OSCE-wide Counter-Terrorism Conference hosted by Slovakia in Bratislava, held on 25-26 March. Focusing on region-wide efforts to prevent and counter violent extremism (P/CVE) and radicalisation, the high-level conference gathered state representatives from OSCE member and partner states. Also in…
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Strong Cities Network delegation at the Nordic Safe Cities Camp

Team members from ISD’s Strong Cities Network (SCN) and Research teams travelled to Oslo last week to attend a working event organised by Nordic Safe Cities, a network of Scandinavian cities working to ensure safe, trustful, tolerant and resilient cities for all, while actively preventing radicalisation and violent extremism. Participants, ranging from countering violent extremism…
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SCN presents at EU Cities Against Radicalisation Event

On 26 February the Strong Cities Network (SCN) took part in the European Union (EU) Cities Against Radicalisation conference organised jointly by the European Commission and the European Committee of the Regions in Brussels. The conference gathered representatives from EU cities, EU national governments, EU bodies as well as organisations and initiatives addressing the challenge…
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Launch of New SCN MENA Hub Page

Our new MENA hub page has just launched, which highlights the SCN’s work in the Middle East North Africa region. This includes the highly successful Community Prevention Networks (CPNs) across six cities in Lebanon and Jordan, which develop sustainable grassroots infrastructure and design, coordinate and deliver effective prevention initiatives that are locally-owned and city-led. The hub page also expands on…
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Strong Cities Network launches two new Online Training Modules

The Strong Cities Network has launched two new online training modules, focusing on Polarisation and Local Risk Assessment. Module 3: Polarisation This training module aims to inform practitioners about polarisation and its wider implications in the sphere of violent extremism. Intended as an introduction, the module also covers hate crime, hate-speech and dangerous speech, and aims to…
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Launch of SCN website in French and Arabic

In recognition of the SCN’s role as a global network, we are continually working to improve our content and experience for our international members. To this end, we are delighted to announce the launch of our SCN French and Arabic websites! We hope this will help to strengthen the SCN’s mission to build social cohesion…
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Strong Cities Network Launches New Education Online Module

The Strong Cities Network has launched its latest training module, focusing on Education. The module aims to inform about the importance of education in preventing and protecting against violent extremism. It is intended as a general introduction, to help plan education programmes while strengthening existing ones, and highlights the roles of critical thinking, civic education,…
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