20-21 June 2018
On 20-21 June 2018, the Prevention Project: Organizing Against Violent Extremism (Prevention Project) and the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) hosted a workshop at the Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR), University of Oxford, on Multi-Disciplinary Thinking and Innovative Action: Collaboration around the P/CVE Agenda. The event convened a group of experts from diverse fields, including mental health, urban planning, democracy promotion, human rights, peacebuilding, neuroscience, gang violence, comedy, social entrepreneurship, youth empowerment, and law enforcement. The objective was to reflect on the existing global preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE)3 agenda and identify innovative approaches to maximize its impact long-term, including understanding what works to prevent and counter violent extremism, with a focus on local level actors and implications. Participants addressed key questions and explored seminal challenges in the P/CVE
They agreed that innovations are not only critical to building trust and collaboration between government stakeholders (i.e., law enforcement and non-law enforcement and national, sub-national, and local government institutions) and between government and civil society, and within civil society, in order to sustain effective P/CVE efforts but also are inevitable in order to adapt to the ever-evolving landscape. The workshop discussions will inform a report on the state of the global P/CVE agenda that the Prevention Project and RUSI will present on the margins of the high-level opening of the 73rd UN General Assembly in late September 2018 in New York.