15 December 2019 | CENTRAL ASIA, WESTERN BALKANS, MENA & TURKEY
STRIVE Global is a program funded by the EU through the Instrument Contributing to the Stability and Peace (IcSP). It started in May 2015 and will conclude in December 2020. Through this program, we assist local organizations in the design of CVE, research and journalism projects, provide funds for their implementation and monitoring and evaluation. The geographic focus is Central Asia, South Caucasus, Turkey, Western Balkans, and MENA regions. Since the program started we have supported 36 local organizations in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Georgia, Turkey, Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Jordan. The program has also developed the www. counterextremismhub.org in partnership with the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), a platform with CVE sources available per country and also a CVE curriculum, in partnership with Search for Common Ground, to introduce government officials and CSOs to CVE, available in English, Arabic, and Russian. This curriculum can be taught by Hedayah team at country level as per request, like Turkmenistan case.
To build the capacity of state and non-state actors to effectively challenge radicalization and recruitment to terrorism while continuing to respect human rights and international law.
- To work with local partners to design, implement and develop approaches that have a demonstrable impact on the threat posed by radicalization and recruitment to terrorism.
- To promote effective non-coercive responses to terrorism with the understanding that traditional coercive approaches could be ineffective and even counter-productive.
- To widen the pool of people who are involved in Prevent/CVE activity by raising the awareness of state and non-state actors, and building the capacity of credible voices within communities.