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Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina organised training on the role of the education sector in combatting violent extremism

Category
Mission Activity
Date(s)
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Subject
Violent extremism and radicalisation leading to terrorism
Subject
Violent extremism and radicalisation leading to terrorism
Date(s)
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Region
South-Eastern Europe
Keywords
discrimination, training, extremism

Summary

On 16 and 17 February in Sarajevo, the Mission organised training for high school teachers, psychologists and pedagogues aimed at delivering current good practices and strengthening the ability of the target group to deal with the issue of countering violent extremism (CVE), as it arises in classrooms and informal settings with students. The event gathered more than 30 participants from all regions of BiH, in addition to a number of experts who shared their insight and experience regarding the role of the education sector in CVE, including in dealing with discrimination, segregation and the politicization of education, all elements that can greatly contribute to radicalization of young people. This activity was organized within the framework of the project Support to Dialogue on Prevention of Violent Extremism in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which is funded by the United States of America. As a follow-up to this activity, the participants will develop local-level activities to be supported through the Mission’s regular programmatic activities and will participate in the design and implementation of two youth summits in March and April.

Information

Added on
13 Jun 2016
Origin
OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina
Region
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Keywords
discrimination, training, extremism
Rights
OSCE