Press Release: Joint IIJ – EU Side Event during 2021 United Nations Counter-Terrorism Week

Jun 22 2021
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On June 29 2021, the International Institute of Justice and the Rule of Law (IIJ) and the European Union will host an important online event on Operationalising a Do No Harm Approach to Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism. The event is being held in the margins of the 2021 United Nations Counter-Terrorism Week.

Title: Operationalising a Do No Harm Approach to Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism.

Date: 29 June 2021

Time: 13:30 – 15:00 (EST)

The side event will provide an overview of the goals, content and structure of a new IIJ training curriculum for policymakers, professionals and practitioners on the design and implementation of multi-actor P/CVE intervention programmes.

We envisage a wide audience as a means to demonstrate the value and grow knowledge around rule of law-based, multi-actor P/CVE interventions.

The event will feature a panel of key stakeholders and practitioners from institutions and civil society representatives with whom the IIJ has worked to develop this innovative training curriculum. Panellists include speakers from Kenya and North Macedonia who will discuss the relevance of the training curriculum to their local contexts and how they are applying the knowledge acquired during the pilot workshops to their P/CVE work.

List of Panellists

  • Thomas Wuchte, Executive Secretary, International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law (IIJ)
  • Representative, European Union
  • Eric Rosand, IIJ Senior Expert Adviser, and President, PVE Solutions, LLC
  • Nadia Gerspacher, IIJ Expert Adviser
  • Heidi Ellis, Associate Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School and Director, Boston Children’s Hospital Refugee Trauma and Resilience Center
  • Rehema Zaid, Programme Manager, Integrated Initiatives for Community Empowerment, Kenya
  • Representative, Danish Centre for Prevention of Extremism 
  • Borche Petrevski, National Coordinator, National Committee for the Prevention of Violent Extremism and the Fight Against Terrorism, North Macedonia
  • Marija Jankulovska, Executive Secretary, Government Working Group on Reintegration, Resocialisation and Rehabilitation of Returning Foreign Terrorist Fighters and Their Families, North Macedonia

For more information, contact:

Allison Curtis

IIJ Senior Manager, Communications & Strategic Planning

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