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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> 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 :
- The Reintegration of Prisoners engaged in Violent Extremism through Restorative Justice: findings and lessons from Northern Ireland, Tim Chapman
- Local and national policies against discrimination, hate crimes and radicalisation in Poland, Daniel Płatek
- The Contribution of Social Media Analysis to the Prevention of Polarisation and Extremism, Rob Procter
- Conspiracism and extremism: What role for prevention and local actors ?, Sylvain Delouvée
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