Civil Society as a Key (and often missing) Ingredient to Effective Multi-Stakeholder Approaches to Managing the Reverse Flow of FTFs: Challenges and Opportunities
Rome, Italy, 10 May 2018, 16:30-18:00
This session will focus on the diverse contributions that civil society organizations (CSOs) from across the OSCE region can make, often in close partnership with governments, to manage the reverse flow of Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTFs). It will allow civil society and other participants in the 2018 OSCE-wide CT conference an opportunity to share their experiences, good practices, and challenges working on these issues and develop ideas for steps that the OSCE and its partnering states can take to create more opportunities for CSOs, including women- and youth-led organizations, to contribute.
It will also draw attention to and take stock of progress implementing the relevant recommendations on how to enhance CSO contributions to preventing and countering violent extremism that leads to terrorism, with a particular focus on youth and women, developed during the “civil society day” on the margins of the 2017 OSCE-wide Counter-Terrorism Conference in Vienna, and those elaborated by the Global Solutions Exchange (GSX), including those related to the rehabilitation and reintegration of returning FTFs.