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Building a National Strategy for Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE)

Design a Comprehensive Approach to Preventing Violent Extremism

This course offers a unique opportunity to unpack the process of formulating a strategy for preventing and countering violent extremism. It examines the implications of UN Security Council Resolution 2178 for those involved in developing national plans to prevent and counter violent extremism (PVE/CVE). It also analyses root causes of violent radicalism and studies the methods used to promote violent extremist ideologies. Participants will examine the phenomena of foreign terrorist fighters and strategic communications. Experts and participants work together to develop new ideas for the most effective PVE/CVE practices.


Open to mid-career professionals working in national ministries and international organisations, as well as: 

  • individuals and representatives of organisations implementing programmes on the ground
  • development agencies in countries experiencing violent extremism
  • community-based organisations conducting CVE/PVE activities
  • private sector professionals and national officials from countries afflicted by radicalisation


Geneva, Switzerland


CHF 2'000. Apply two months before the course start date to qualify for a 15% discount. Alumni qualify for a 20% discount. Certain circumstances are eligible for scholarships.

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Building a National Strategy for Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE)

Date 20 - 23 Mar 2017

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