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RAN LOCAL meeting – How to best use local crime prevention approaches for P/CVE? (With input from RAN POL)

This meeting will take place 20 September (14.00-17.00 CEST) and 21 September 2021 (09.15-12.30 CEST).

This meeting will be held online via WebEx,in English.

Background and aim of the meeting

This RAN LOCAL meeting will build on the insights gathered in the 2018 RAN LOCAL meeting titled What can we learn from adjacent phenomena?

Specifically, the meeting will look at local crime prevention approaches and what and how we can learn from them in the context of preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE). The focus in particular will be on crime prevention approaches in the following three areas:

  • Domestic violence: the intergenerational transmission of domestic violence.
  • Human trafficking: the criminal exploitation of vulnerable people for the sole purpose of economic gain (not human smuggling).
  • Cybercrime: the work being done online to prevent or counter crimes like identity theft, data breaches, online sexual abuse or cyberstalking.

Participants will discuss which strategies, interventions and structures are used to prevent domestic violence, human trafficking and cybercrime. The similarities and differences between local P/CVE approaches and crime prevention approaches and what we can learn from them in the context of P/CVE work.

Furthermore, we will collect tips and insights on how to make use of crime prevention programmes and transfer these to a P/CVE context. This will feed into a conclusion paper for local P/CVE coordinators.

Call for participants

We are currently looking for local P/CVE coordinators, as well as a select number of RAN POL practitioners with some experience in crime prevention approaches and their relation to P/CVE. We are also looking for crime prevention experts working in the field of domestic violence, human trafficking and cybercrime who would like to share their knowledge and experience.

If you are interested in participating in this meeting, please answer the questions in this form by 23 August 2021.

We will invite participants based on the answers to the 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 have any further questions, contact Lieke Wouterse, Rik Scheeler or Malaz Shahhoud.