We are looking for participants that are interested in joining the upcoming RAN LOCAL working group meeting in November on ‘Pulse taking: What are local effects of recent developments in P/CVE?’
Background and aim of the meeting
How do the current and emerging geo-political developments and social transformations change extremism as it’s being experienced by local and regional coordinators? The developments taking place at the national, European, or even global level can lead to big social, economic, and ecological challenges that play out on the local level and impact the work of local and regional P/CVE coordinators. Climate change, energy transition, migration, inflation, poverty, and issues around trust in authorities are some examples of the current developments that might influence the breeding ground for polarisation, extremism and political violence. Therefore, it is important to remain fully aware of the new developments and their potential impacts on the local communities and the processes of radicalisation.
For this meeting, we will invite local and regional P/CVE coordinators to take stock of what they see happening today that could have polarising effects on the local community and/or add to the breeding ground for radicalisation. Participants will discuss these developments and exchange ideas about the degree to which these developments may define their P/CVE agenda in the near future. Participants will also discuss what is needed for local authorities to be able to react to the current developments and deal with the potential consequences in their cities and communities.
Call for participants
For this meeting we are looking for local and regional P/CVE coordinators who are willing to share their experience and learn from their peers about the current local, national, geopolitical and social developments (in relation to P/CVE) and exchange insights on how to adapt the local P/CVE strategy to deal with these developments.
Please note that this meeting will be held in English and will take place on location (Helsinki, Finland).
If you are interested in participating in this meeting, could you please answer the questions in this form by 3 October EOD.
We will invite participants and draft the programme based on the answers to these questions. Please keep in mind that we only have a limited number of places available for this meeting, so participation is not guaranteed. If you are invited to participate, your travel, accommodation and meals during the meeting will be free of charge and arranged for you by our travel agency ATPI.
If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact the RAN Staff members supporting RAN LOCAL: Malaz Shahhoud and Steven Lenos.
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