Wednesday , October 23 2019

New curriculum hopes to counter extremism, reduce radicalisation


Search for Common Ground (Search) in collaboration with Hedayah, the International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism (CVE), has released the first ever complete CVE Training Curriculum.
Financed by the European Union’s Strengthening Resilience to Violent Extremism (STRIVE) Global programme, the initiative is aimed to raise awareness on collaborative CVE approaches among governments and civil societies, while better equipping them to prevent and counter violent extremism.
Patrizio Fondi, Ambassador of the European Union to the UAE, said, “The EU is proud of having contributed to such an important and unique initiative, together with our partners from Hedayah and Search. By now, we are all aware that securitised responses to violent extremism need to be complemented with whole of society approaches. I am convinced that this initiative will be an instrumental game changer both in terms of formulation and implementation of CVE initiatives in the future.”
The curriculum was designed with thorough consideration of local contexts, particularly in Central Asia and the Middle East and North Africa region. The context-specific training programme is available in English, Russian, and Arabic and highlights the benefits of a collaborative, whole-of-society approach beyond the use of military or
securitised responses.

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