Tag: PVE

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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“Stray Bullets Kill Joy” Campaign in Tripoli Lebanon gains momentum

In May 2018, the Strong Cities Network and YouthCAN initiative delivered a joint “Lab” on developing effective campaigns. Hosted in Beirut, the lab trained more than 25 youth from across Tripoli, Majdal Anjar and Saida on how to develop an effective campaign. One of the lab’s successes was the launch of the “Stray Bullets Kill…
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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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UNGA 2017: GSX event on Preventing Violent Extremism through Civil Society Innovation

On the margins of the 72nd UN General Assembly, the Global Solutions Exchange (GSX) hosted #GSX2017 – Innovations in Civil Society and Other Locally-Led Efforts to Prevent Violent Extremism, marking GSX’s first year of activity. The all-day event brought civil society practitioners from around the globe together with representatives from national and local authorities and…
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