Sophie Duroy, analyst and project manager at the IJJO, participated on February 15th and 16th in a workshop on mainstreaming the prevention of violent extremism in the ARF region, which took place in Brussels, jointly organised by the Philippines, Australia and the European Union.
Ms Duroy gave a presentation on community-focused initiatives to prevent youth violent extremism at all stages of the cycle of radicalisation to violence, highlighting in particular practical tools developed by IJJO partners in the project 'PRALT – The prevention of juvenile radicalisation'.
This workshop gathered experts and officials from ASEAN Member States, the EU and EU Member States, as well as international organisations and civil society members.
Following an opening speech by EU Counter-Terrorism coordinator Gilles de Kerchove, the workshop focused on good practices to address all stages of the cycle of radicalisation to violence, which included presentations on de-radicalisation, rehabilitation and reintegration of violent extremists in prison settings, as well as the need to design and implement successful counter-narratives.
More information about the workshop and the full programme can be found here.
Photos: European Union External Action