Skip to main content

Mission in Kosovo supported the first international conference on countering violent extremism

Category
Mission Activity
Date(s)
-
Subject
Counter-terrorism    
Subject
Counter-terrorism    
Date(s)
-
Region
South-Eastern Europe
Keywords
terrorism, extremism

Summary

On 26-27 October, the Mission supported the Ministry of Internal Affairs in hosting the first international conference dubbed “Coming Together to Counter Violent Extremism”, which gathered over 200 participants comprising representatives of local, regional and international institutions and organizations. The conference was opened by the Kosovo Prime Minister, Mr. Isa Mustafa and the Head of OSCE Mission in Kosovo, Ambassador Jan Braathu.

The conference addressed different aspects and approaches in preventing radicalization and violent extremism, with a special emphasis on the role of security mechanisms, education, women and religious leaders. Representatives from acclaimed international and regional institutions and organizations, such as: US Homeland Security, US Department of State, Interpol, Turkish National Police; representatives from the academia and civil society that deal directly with this phenomenon from Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Spain and the United Kingdom, were the guest speakers addressing the emerging issues related to countering violent extremism.

Information

Added on
11 Jan 2017
Origin
OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Region
Serbia, OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Keywords
terrorism, extremism