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EVENT | How to build a youth community to prevent violent extremism

The Kofi Annan Foundation, Extremely Together initiative and its partners are pleased to invite you to attend our upcoming free event:

‘Building a youth community to prevent violent extremism: Lessons from urban South & Southeast Asia’
Date: 19th May, 2022
Time: 11:00 to 12:30 CEST, followed by a light lunch
Location: Press Club, Brussels.

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Drawing on two years of work with over 2,700 young people and 60 youth-led actions to prevent violent extremism in Pakistan, the Philippines and Bangladesh, the event will showcase inspiring practices on how to make preventing violent extremism (PVE) an exciting cause for urban youth, how to sustain their interest over time and how to help them scale up their PVE movement and increase their impact!

Limited seats available – register now


Opening Remarks
Mr. Marc Fiedrich, Acting Director and Head of Service, Service for Foreign Policy Instruments, European Commission

Presentation of project results, good practices and key recommendations
Ms. Sofia Anton, Programme Manager Youth & Peace, Kofi Annan Foundation

Panel Discussion
Moderator: Ms. Maud Roure, Deputy Director for Programmes, Kofi Annan Foundation
Ms. Candida Novak Hornakova, Policy Officer, Mediation Support Team, European External Action Service
Ms. Natascha Skjaldgaard, Global Youth Advisor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark
Ms. Arizza Nocum, President of KRIS, Extremely Together Young Leader, Philippines
Mr. Syed Ali Abbas, Extremely Together Campaign Leader, Pakistan

Concluding remarks
Ms. Lilla Schumicky-Logan, Head of Portfolio Management, Global Community Engagement & Resilience Fund

Learn more about the speakers here.

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The lessons learned from the project, funded by the European Union and entitled ‘Leading the Way to Peace – Youth Together for Social Cohesion’, are consolidated in an in-depth Building Peace Together guide. The guide will be presented during the event.

Join us and see what youth can do!