Modules

As part of their membership, strong cities are given access to a series of training modules on CVE tools that can be used at the municipal-level. Training modules are made up of a series of lessons containing video content and multiple-choice questions. Lessons are intended to provide practical steps for cities on how to use these tools effectively in their communities. Modules inform and test students’ knowledge while also providing information and support for policy-makers and practitioners operating at the local level.

Module participants are encouraged to use the comments section to provide feedback on lessons. This feedback will be incorporated into future modules to improve SCN training.

Module 1: Education

This training module aims to inform teachers and practitioners 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 and digital citizenship.

Module 2: 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 provide a nuanced understanding of polarisation, its development and different components.

Module 3: Local Risk Assessment

This training module aims to support local policymakers and practitioners in carrying out local risk assessments, as a first stage in developing local action plans to prevent violent extremism and foster stronger, more resilient communities, and is intended as a general introduction.

Module 4: Youth Engagement and Participation

This training module aims to support local policymakers and practitioners in involving youth as meaningful partners in building strong and resilient communities. It also aims to further inclusive and participatory processes for youth action to address issues such as hate, polarisation and extremism.

Module 5: Interventions and De-Radicalisation

This training module aims to support local policymakers and practitioners in building interventions and de-radicalisation programmes. It is intended as a general introduction, useful to those who are looking to strengthen existing programmes as well as those designing them afresh.

Module 6: Counter-Narratives 

This module provides an introduction to counter-narratives and highlights how they can be used at the municipal-level by policy-makers and practitioners.