STRIVE Global Program

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 September 2021. 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 39 local organizations in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Georgia, Turkey, Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Jordan. The program has also developed the www. 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.




  • Towards a Culture of Peace by the Centre for Training and Consultancy (CTC)
    • Project Overview and Outcomes
    • Curriculum for Towards a Culture of Peace:
      • Module 1: The Role of Civic Education in Conflict Societies
      • Module 2: Human Rights, Minority Rights and Non-Violence Action
      • Module 3: Diversity: Social, Cultural and Gender Diversity
      • Module 4: The Role of Civic Education in Conflict Societies
      • Module 5: Citizenship and The Role of Youth in Peacebuilding
      • Module 6: Models and Instruments for Teaching Common Values


  • Improving Social and Emotional Skills through Arts in Jordan by The National Centre for Culture and Art/King Hussein Foundation


  • Follow Your Dream by Youth of Osh
  • Supporting Youth Resilience to Online Propaganda of Violent Extremism in Kyrgyzstan by the Public Foundation Civil Initiative on Internet Policy (CIIP)
  • Countering Radicalization among Women in Jalal-Abad and Chui Oblasts by Progressive Public Association of Women – Mutakallim
    • Project Overview and Outcomes
    • Guide: Identifying Signs of Vulnerability Leading to Deviant Behavior, including Radicalization in Local Communities in Kyrgyzstan
    • A Guide to Responding to the Challenges of Religious Radicalization in Local Communities in Kyrgyzstan
    • Survey Findings Report: Sociological Survey “Determining the Level of Knowledge About Radicalization and Violent Extremism among Women and Youth”
    • Training Module: Materials of the Training on Increasing the Leadership Potential of Muslim Women of Chui and Jalal-abad Oblasts of KR
    • Training Module: Countering Radicalization among Women in Jalal-abad and Chui Oblasts

North Macedonia

  • Educate to Prevent – Strengthening Front-line school Workers and Parents to Build Youth Resilience to Violent Extremism by  the Center for Research and Policy Making
    • Project Overview and Outcomes
    • Baseline Study: Perceptions of Front-line School Workers and Community Officials from Skopje, Kumanovo, Tetovo ad Gostivar on Radicalization Leading to Violent Extremism
    • Educate to Prevent – Research Report
    • Handbook for Teachers in Secondary Schools and Tools for Early Detection and Action – Recognize, Prevent, Act



  • Media and Government in Albania vs. Violent Extremism and Terrorism by the Albanian Media Institute
    • Media Coverage of Violent Extremism and Terrorism: An Assessment of the Needs of Journalists, Journalism Students, and Spokespersons of Public Institutions of Albania – available on The Counter Extremism Hub in English and Albanian

Bosnia and Herzegovina