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:

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