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Advanced Summer Programme, Preventing Violent Extremism: Towards a networked approach

Introduction

Various stakeholders are acting on a daily basis and in a joint and coordinated effort to tackle the wicked problem of preventing violent extremism. Security services, policy makers, lawyers, academics, youth workers, teachers, parents and other actors each have their specific roles including specific perspectives, authorities, interests and limitations. To effectively come up with prevention measures, signaling and addressing radicalisation, or strengthening public resilience, it is vital for every actor to understand the position and role of its network partners.

This summer programme enables participants to get an insight in the opportunities and challenges of a networked approach. In an intensive five-day course participants will meet academics, experts and practitioners and discuss the latest dilemmas and trends in the field of preventing violent extremism and how these dilemmas influence the public debate. Furthermore, participants will work on cases to distinguish the various roles and limitations of different stakeholders and how these relate to each other in their joint efforts to prevent violent extremism.

This summer programme, which looks at the preventive dimension and which is organiszed by the Institute of Security and Global Affairs (Leiden University) and the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague (ICCT), is followed by a complementary summer programme, which focuses on legal aspects of countering terrorism, and which is organised by the T.M.C. Asser Instituut and ICCT. Participants can choose to register for one or both of the programmes. If a participant chooses both programmes, he/she will receive a discount in the total fee.

Objectives

After the summer programme, you have:

  • Insights in the latest dilemmas and trends in the field of preventing violent extremism;
  • Insights in the opportunities and challenges of a networked approach and the (im)possibilities of multidisciplinary cooperation and information sharing;
  • Proper understanding of the various organisations and stakeholders active in the field of preventing radicalisation and violent extremism and their various roles, perspectives, authorities, interests and limitations;
  • Reflected on one’s own role and position in the field of preventing radicalisation and violent extremism;
  • Expanded one’s network of international experts in the field of preventing violent extremism.

 

Target audience

  • Practitioners in the field of preventing radicalisation and violent extremism;
  • Policy maker (international, national and regional global);
  • Members of Parliament;
  • Diplomats;
  • Journalists;
  • (Academic) researchers;
  • Any other profession who wishes to expand his/her understanding of the challenges of preventing violent extremism.

Location

The summer programme will be held in The Hague. The programme combines its unique location in The Hague, the International City of Peace and Justice, with the academic expertise of the Institute for Security and Global Affairs and the ICCT.

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