New Efus project on violent radicalisation – opportunities for our members to take part

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Paris, October 2014 – The European Forum is starting to work on the new project on violent radicalisation, titled LIAISE (Local Institution AgaInSt Extremism), with a kickoff meeting scheduled on 6-7 November, in Paris.

The purpose of the project is to help local authorities to implement measures for the prevention of violent radicalisation in all its forms. It seeks to build the capacities of local authorities to prevent and manage the phenomenon of violent radicalisation, to improve cooperation with the various levels of governance (local, regional, national, European) on this issue, and to enhance the role of local authorities in fighting violent radicalisation as part of a global prevention policy.

During the project, European local and regional authorities will exchange their practices and concerns about violent radicalisation. They will also receive specific support and will exchange with experts. There will be ad hoc training sessions in order to tackle problems that will have been identified in the course of the project. At the end, a guidebook will be published, containing recommendations to local authorities for the prevention and management of problems linked to radicalisation.

The partners of this European project are the cities of Augsburg (Germany), Brussels (Belgium), Düsseldorf (Germany), Leer (Germany), L’Hospitalet (Spain), Liege (Belgium), Malmö (Sweden), Reggio Emilia (Italy), and Vilvoorde (Belgium) as well as the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (United Kingdom) and the association Ufuq (Germany).

Efus and its partners would like to give access to this project to other member cities and regions. It is thus possible to take part as associate partner, which means that the representative of a city or region can take part in all the activities of the project, in particular three training sessions and two project meetings.

Furthermore, Efus can organise tailor-made sessions for interested members, who can for example take part in training sessions or receive the visit of the experts of the project.

For more information, please contact Efus’ secretariat: