Tag: CVE

Practice Spotlight: COMPACT

COMPACT featured at the SCN Showcase at the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) in September, Too often, the drive of countering violent extremism (CVE) has been perceived as hard-power counter-terrorism (CT). In doing so, it often risks alienating and isolating the very communities it seeks to protect, thereby threatening to undermine its goal. When viewed through…
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Community Prevention Network of Majdal Anjar organises a Strong Cities PVE camp

Over thirty young people from Majdal Anjar took part in a three-day Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE) camp and a one-day Strong Cities training on conflict transformation organised by the Community Prevention Network of Majdal Anjar, in collaboration with the local civil society organization “Youth Initiatives”. Among the priorities set by the municipal-led Community Prevention…
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Connecting the Dots: Strengthening National-Local Collaboration in Addressing Violent Extremism

Authors: Rebecca Skellett and Eric Rosand In 2014, scores of countries saw their citizens traveling to conflict zones in Iraq and Syria to join the Islamic State and other radical groups. In the years since, preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) has featured prominently on the global policy agenda. The recent opening of the UN…
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SCN Partners with the Global Parliament of Mayors (GPM)

Authors: Jonathan Birdwell and Rebecca Skellett This week, the Global Parliament of Mayors (GPM) met in Bristol for its third Annual Summit. It was abundantly clear that the global yet local challenges which cities around the world face, from the Ebola crisis to urban displacement and terrorism, makes Mayoral leadership more important today than ever. But…
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Students from Viborg produce a comic book to support and promote the SCN’s work in Jordan and Lebanon

Following the renowned Viborg Animation Festival last week, we would like to highlight the work of our partner and SCN member Viborg and The Animation Workshop, part of VIA University College, Denmark, held in high esteem for its contribution to the international film industry. Students from The Animation Workshop, Mads Ellegaard Skovbakke and Ingvild Marie…
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Youth from Ain el-Hillweh Refugee Camp in Saida launch their campaign

Youth from the Ain El-Hillweh Refugee Camp in Saida (Lebanon) launched their campaign – an online show – aiming to break negative stereotypes of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. The campaign kicked off following a three-day workshop in Beirut last May. The workshop, organised by SCN in collaboration with YouthCAN, brought together 23 Youth Participants with…
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Lebanon: Saida’s Strong Cities Community Prevention Network concludes their PVE Teacher Training

Lebanon: Saida’s Strong Cities Community Prevention Network concludes their PVE Teacher Training in the presence of Mayor Seoudi and Head of Parliamentarian Committee for Education, MP Hariri. As part of its 2018 series of activities, the Strong Cities Community Prevention Network of Saida delivered a Teachers’ Prevention of Violent Extremism training to 28 participants from the…
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Why Liveability Indexes Need a Rethink

Authors: Jonathan Birdwell, Joe Downy, Strong Cities Network With the global rise of xenophobia and extremism, it is vital that liveability indexes consider city-level community polarisation – our “ability to live together.” Last month, The Economist published its latest Global Liveability Index (GLI). After a reign at the top of the list for seven years, Melbourne was displaced by Vienna…
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Discussing social cohesion at International Dresden Dialogue

International Dresden Dialogue

On 2-3 October 2017, the International Dresden Dialogue conference brought together mayors, international organisations and NGOs, academics and media figures from across Europe to discuss today’s key urban challenges, spanning social and economic inequality, community polarisation, and preventing and countering violent extremism.   Hosted by Mayor Dirk Hilbert, and drawing contributions from several cities including…
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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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