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The project HOPE holds Transnational Policy Forum and Dissemination Workshop in Albania

On 19 and 20 April, a Transnational Policy Forum and a Dissemination workshop were held in Albania within the framework of the HOPE project “Holistic Prevention of Radicalization Initiative”, a project of which the Euro-Arab Foundation is a member of the consortium along with its partners from Portugal, Norway, Italy, Bulgaria, Serbia, Slovenia, Bulgaria and Romania.

On 19 April , the Transnational Policy Forum (TPF) kicked off the day with a presentation on the approach of the HOPE project, and a talk on best practices in training and cooperation in preventing and countering violent extremism, as well as the results presentation of needs assessment conducted by the project. The first roundtable of the Forum focused on the topic of “How to coordinate CVE activities in the Western Balkans from a policy perspective”, which was followed by a panel on the tangible results of HOPE. The day concluded with a second panel discussion on “Challenges of implementation for endusers: A regional approach”.

On 20 April the Dissemination Workshop was held, divided into a panel on the main results of the HOPE project, and a round table on the “The Future of CVE Training: The Albanian
Context”. The first panel featured Josep Garcia Coll, Euro-Arab Foundation researcher, with the topic “State of the art analysis & European Survey: A regional Approach”.

After three years of implementation, HOPE is coming to an end with a focus on continuous training and knowledge sharing in the countries of the Balkans, Southern and Eastern Europe, as well as on improving the transition process between the prison and/or probation systems and the community, for those prisoners at risk of radicalization or who have been radicalized.

The HOPE project, in which the Euro-Arab Foundation participates, is led by IPS-Innovative Prison Systems, and is funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA-Norway Grant Fund for Regional Cooperation.

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Project clip on PAVE’s main outputs

The Horizon 2020 research project PAVE investigated the root causes and driving factors of violent extremism and radicalisation over the last three years. Now with the project drawing to a close, a brand-new animated clip has just been released. While highlighting the global issue of radicalisation, it shares the findings from the project’s intense research. The video includes short video snippets from project partners highlighting particular aspects of the research such as the role of the state and education, resilience and the collaboration between civil society, religious actors and policy makers.

Over the last three years, the consortium has greatly enjoyed the collaborative engagement on this timely project, with a diverse set of experienced and complementary partners. Despite the severe challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, PAVE partners managed to build a real team spirit and collegial atmosphere across borders and regions.

Thanks to the dedication of the involved researchers, PAVE results are important milestones on the way to making the prevention of violent extremism more responsive to contextual needs, more tailored to contemporary threats and emerging radicalisation trends, and moving away from securitised approaches. Our practical tools can further contribute to building community resilience from the bottom up.

The video is available on YouTube ( and on the PAVE website (, where you will find more information about the project and the results obtained.


Holding the final PAVE conference in Brussels and publication of the Policy guideline and recommendations report

The PAVE project presents news in its final stretch. On April 18, it is holding its final conference in Brussels, where it will present its findings and policy recommendations on the prevention of violent extremism (PEV) to the European Commission along with the PREVEX project, both funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 program, and with the same line of research. The joint presentation of the final findings allows them to show the depth of the research and to take advantage of the important synergies that have emerged from discussing the findings obtained, collaborating on activities and developing follow-up plans.

The conference will feature two main panel discussions: the first about “The journey to violent extremism – drivers and enabling environments” and the second on “Shortcomings of hard security measures and added value of community-based resilience approaches“. They will present multiple findings obtained, such as the low interest in radical views held by people living in the most radicalization-friendly environments in the Sahel or the Middle East, even showing resistance, in subtle ways or exposing themselves to risk, to the influences of violent extremism.

This final PAVE and PREVEX seminar will take place from 13:00 to 16:45 at Scotland House in Brussels, and can be attended in person or online. Registrations for both forms are available at the following link:

Presentation of the Policy Guidelines and Recommendations report

The PAVE project has published its report on policy guidelines and recommendations, focused on multi-agency cooperation, to strengthen community resilience against violent extremism. To achieve this goal, six main conclusions are set out:

  1. Identify and Promote Inclusive Local Ownership and Coordination
  2. Apply Conflict Sensitive Lens and a Peacebuilding Approach to P/CVE Measures
  3. Design Inclusive and Context-Sensitive Policymaking Approaches and Processes on the Prevention of Violent Extremism
  4. Address the Online/Offline Divide Within P/CVE Efforts
  5. Support and Promote Sustainable Community Ownership Within Deradicalisation and Reintegration Efforts
  6. Foster Community Harmonization and Social Cohesion

The PAVE project is coming to an end after 3 years of research with populations in the Mena region, the Balkans and the diaspora in Europe on the prevention and treatment of violent extremism through community resilience. The research has been developed in empirical studies and comparative analyses focused in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Tunisia, North Macedonia, Iraq, Serbia and Lebanon.

If you want to know all the reports developed, they are available on the official PAVE website: