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First conclusions on the Prevention and Detection of Violent Radicalization in Spain

The conference on Prevention and Detection of Violent Radicalization in Spain, in which the Euro-Arab Foundation participate, will take place today, November 30 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m., at the Francisco de Vitoria University (Madrid). This event is organized by the International Security Center of the UFV International Policy Institute. With the participation of the Radicalization Awareness Network – RAN.

The research, funded by the Foundation for the Victims of Terrorism, collected the experiences of 25 professionals on the front line, through interviews, to design indicators that allow detecting early radicalization and, on the other hand, understanding the factors that lead to radicalization in order to propose appropriate prevention strategies. Josep García Coll, researcher at the Euro-Arab Foundation, will talk about the main risk factors for radicalization and prevention measures. He will present some results of the PAVE project identifying factors in the contexts of Tunisia, Iraq and Lebanon, focusing on the factors of vulnerability of the community to the ideological and behavioral patterns of radicalization.

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PAVE project meeting in Istanbul

The partners from different organizations from the countries of Europe, North Africa and the MENA region (Germany, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Spain, France, Finland, Greece, Iraq, Ireland, Kosovo, Lebanon, Sweden and Tunisia) that are part of the consortium of the European PAVE project met today in Istanbul, Turkey:

The first results of the investigations carried out in countries such as Iraq, Lebanon or Tunisia, which aimed to search for risk factors and resilience in the face of violent extremism, have been presented throughout the day.

In light of an increase in radicalism and violent extremism in Europe and around the world, there is a growing need to create a common political strategy and develop effective prevention measures. It seems especially relevant to analyze the local, regional and national contexts and the transnational dynamics of violent extremism in Europe and neighboring countries, and to draw concrete lessons for the Common Security and Defense Policy of the European Union (EU) and beyond.

A particular focus is paid on the assessment of existing preventive initiatives and measures to enhance community resilience in the following four thematic areas:

  • The interface between religious, political and ethnic/sectarian extremisms
  • The interaction between religious and state institutions
  • On- and offline narratives and (de-)radicalisation
  • Transnational interactions, including impact on and from Europe
EN Armour News

International conference ‘Resilience Through Democratic Competence’

The conference organized by the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences today and tomorrow in Salzburg, is presented as part of the project “Resilience through education for democratic citizenship” funded by the Council of Europe and the European Commission and coordinated by the University of Salzburg (Austria).

In this conference, methods of citizen education and prevention of anti-democratic phenomena in social and youth work will be discussed and exchanged. The Euro-Arab Foundation has been invited to participate and Patricia Bueso and Jose Mª Riera, from Research and Projects department, will present the European project ARMOUR – Resilience Model for Young Minds, a project funded by the Internal Security Fund – European Union Police, led by the Euro-Arab Foundation in a consortium made up of nine entities from eight countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Spain, Greece, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands and Romania.


Awareness course on coexistence, tolerance and prevention of violent radicalization – Fundación CIDEAL and CIFAL Málaga

To prevent violent radicalization and promote peaceful coexistence and interculturality, it is especially necessary to understand, on the one hand, the risk factors that lead a subject to radicalize violently, and on the other, what are the challenges that these people face to full integration, both in their societies of origin and in those of destination.

Within this framework, the CIDEAL Foundation and CIFAL Málaga, a training center dependent on the United Nations Institute for Vocational Training and Research (UNITAR), organize the training awareness course on “Coexistence, tolerance and prevention of violent radicalization”. This initiative is part of the Shabab Moutasamih (“Tolerant Youth”) program, carried out by CIDEAL with the financial support of the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID).

In this course, Javier Ruipérez, Director of Research and Projects of the Euroárabe Foundation, will talk about strategies to prevent radicalization together with Rut Bermejo, professor of Political Science, Rey Juan Carlos University.

The objectives of the activity are: to raise Spanish society awareness on the importance of coexistence and tolerance as the most effective strategy for the prevention of violent radicalization; to provide a greater understanding of the phenomenon of violent radicalization based on a greater knowledge of the concepts, narratives and psychosocial factors that affect radicalization processes; to characterize strategies for preventing radicalization and the role that international development cooperation can play and present some concrete experiences on preventing violent radicalization.

The course will be held in Malaga with a total duration of 10 hours. It is structured around 4 blocks, combining lectures, round tables and the presentation of specific case studies:

Module 1: Understanding the processes of radicalization.
Module 2: Characterization of radicalization prevention strategies.
Module 3: Experiences in preventing radicalization. What role for international development cooperation?
Module 4: Case studies.