The concept of “Countering Violent Extremism” (CVE) has become central to the security policy of governments around the world. Yet despite the near-ubiquitousness of term, there is widespread disagreement over what the concept means and even more on what successful CVE looks like.
This report from an online consultation brought together a range of experts in violent extremism and peacebuilding, from diverse contexts and expertise, to discuss these issues. The dialogue gave space for discussion around what ‘violent extremism’ is, and what appropriate responses should be. Our hope is that discussions will provoke ideas, learning and collaborations that will result in better peacebuilding.
A further full report sharing the knowledge and recommendations from the consultation will be available shortly.
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