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Strong Cities at Stockholm EU Presidency Conference – Preventing Violent Extremism and Terrorism

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Strong Cities joined partners across Europe at the Preventing Violent Extremism and Terrorism – Challenges and Responses conference, held in Stockholm under Sweden’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The event tackled a range of issues from online radicalisation and preventing lone actor attacks to prosecution and reintegration processes, with national, local, academic and civil society stakeholders engaging with new and forthcoming research, policy initiatives and practitioner tools.

Cities and local governments in Europe and beyond may find the following of particular interest:  

The themes of this conference aligned strongly with Strong Cities’ Transatlantic Initiative, which focuses on sharing on approaches and challenges between mayors and cities in Europe and North America on preventing hate, extremism and polarisation and safeguarding local democracy. More than 40 cities have endorsed the Strong Cities The Hague Mayoral Declaration, which is driving this work forward. We have also captured the top ten takeaways from this initiative.  

Strong Cities is grateful to the Swedish Ministry of Justice, the Swedish Centre for Preventing Violent Extremism and partners at the European Union for including the Network in this event.