Project: Local Institutions Against Violent Extremism

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LIAISE – Local institutions against violent extremism

Radicalisation and violent extremism need to be tackled through a strong preventative approach as well as just repressive responses, which are not sufficient on their own. A prevention policy must mobilise local partnerships for delinquency prevention and social cohesion to strengthen individual and group resilience to the risks of radicalisation. Through their proximity to citizens, their understanding of local issues and their skills in public policies for the prevention of crime and for social cohesion, local and regional authorities are strategically placed to implement actions and mobilise all local stakeholders concerned.

Between September 2014 and December 2017, the European Forum for Urban Security (Efus) led, with funding from the European Commission, the LIAISE “Local institutions against violent extremism” project for exchanging and strengthening the capacities of European local authorities for the implementation of prevention projects against violent radicalisation.

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Learn more about

LIAISE 1, understanding the role of local authorities

LIAISE 2, implemeting local actions



Publications : Preventing and fighting radicalisation at the local level, 2016 / Methodological guide for the development of a local strategy, 2017 

Introductive thematic videos : As part of the LIAISE 1 project, thematic videos of a few minutes with expert presentations were developed to introduce each chapter of the publication Preventing and combating radicalisation at local level.

Pratices sheets presenting the local actions developed by the partners of the LIAISE project. These sheets detail the objectives, methodology and activities carried out.

> Thematic reports : Through exchanges with partners, Efus was able to identify aspects of violent radicalisation for which it was necessary to synthesise existing knowledge and make it operational for local authorities. To this end, Efus called on recognised experts so that they could contribute to the work by drafting summary notes :


Click here to learn more about Efus’ other activities to prevent radicalisation leading to violent extremism




Co-funded by the Prevention of and Fight against Crime Programme of the European Union




Co-funded by the Internal Security Fund of the European Union



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