New Project to Counter Extremism in Sahel-Maghreb

New project to counter radicalisation and violent extremism in Sahel-Maghreb region

A new pilot project to counter radicalization and violent extremism in the Sahel-Maghreb region was launched in Brussels today during a meeting attended by high-level officials from the EU and the UN.

The initiative will integrate international, regional and local resources to support the countries of the region in countering the growing threat of violent extremism.

This project, financed with €5 million by the EU and implemented by the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), will run for four years and promote deradicalization activities in the region through the development of more responsive and inclusive societies.

A key component will be the involvement of civil society actors – including NGOs, victims of terrorism, media, cultural associations, women and youth organizations – as primary partners in the implementation of activities.

While being context-specific and people centred the project will facilitate the sharing of experiences, guidelines and good practices in the region and among the different stakeholders.

(Source: EU Neighbourhood Info)

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