Policy Report "Preventing violent extremism: Current trends and debates in Europe" - Agenfor International

Policy Report “Preventing violent extremism: Current trends and debates in Europe”


The Policy Report “Preventing violent extremism: Current trends and debates in Europe”, edited by Carola García-Calvo from the Elcano Royal Institute, compiles a series of policy recommendations to improve existing practices in the field of preventing and countering violent extremism. It specifically identifies and analyses five cross-cutting aspects that are crucial in this field: Interdependecies between policy making and research; public-private partnership; capacitybuilding and training; the gender perspective; and the evaluation of interventions at local level.

Reflections and recommendations within this publication stem from the research conducted within the H2020 MINDb4ACT project and finalised in August 2020, which focused on improving existing P/CVE practices in Europe. Agenfor International participated as a partner in this project and contributed to this specific publication by editing an article on the importance of knowledge transfer to first-line practitioners in P/CVE. The text describes the training activity carried out in the project and the extensive experience Agenfor Interntaional has in training stakeholders in the security sector.



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