Annual International CVE Research Conference

Overview
The Annual International Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Conference convenes CVE researchers, practitioners, and policymakers to share the most current, up-to-date research and analysis of CVE on an international scale, and provides a platform for network members to meet and share good practices on drivers of radicalization and effective solutions.
Overall Purpose
The International CVE Research Conference provides a platform for the latest, cutting-edge CVE research, and to facilitate a discussion around CVE policy, programming, and research.
Objectives
  • Enhance the network of P/CVE researchers and policy-makers to share their research and best practices and to contribute to further connectedness of the P/CVE community;
  • Identify and present the latest evidence-based research among the P/CVE community;
  • Provide a space for researchers and practitioners to jointly identify trends and needs for on-the-ground implementation, prepare the ground for further research, and form collaborations on emerging areas of work; and
  • Seek to turn theoretical knowledge and research on P/CVE into a coherent and practical implementation system.
Partners and Location

The Annual International CVE Research Conference is supported by a variety of international partners and stakeholders. Each year, Hedayah selects one or several co-organizers that significantly sponsor or host the Conference. These organizers help to shape the agenda, manage the Conference on the ground, and lead the conversations around P/CVE research globally.

The Conference also features several strategic partners that contribute funding or in-kind support to the Conference, including sending staff as speakers or facilitators, sponsoring dinner receptions, or contributing to the overall funding or branding of the Conference.

For inquiries about the Research Conference, to make suggestions about speakers, or offer funding support, please contact research.conference@hedayah.ae.

About the Conferences

International CVE Research Conference 2020

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Conference was postponed to 2021. Stay tuned for further information!

International CVE Research Conference 2019

Dates: 8-10 October 2019

Location: Melbourne, Australia

This Conference was co-organized by Hedayah, the UN Development Programme (UNDP), Alfred Deakin Institute-Deakin University, Addressing Violent Extremism and Radicalization to Terrorism (AVERT) Network, and Deakin University’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences. The Government of Spain, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, EU-STRIVE Global (Hedayah) and the Victoria State Government sponsored the event.

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International CVE Research Conference 2018

Dates: 29-31 August 2018

Location: Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom

This Conference was co-organized by Hedayah, M&C Saatchi, TRENDS Research and Advisory, Swansea University, and UN Women. It was sponsored by the Government of Spain, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, and EU-STRIVE Global (Hedayah).

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International CVE Research Conference 2017

Dates: 30 October-1 November 2017

Location: Antalya, Turkey

This conference was co-organized by Hedayah, the UN Development Programme (UNDP), and the Center for Middle Eastern and Strategic Studies (ORSAM). The Conference was sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Republic of Turkey.

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International CVE Research Conference 2016

Dates: 6-8 December 2016

Location: Jakarta, Indonesia

This conference was co-organized by Hedayah, Edith Cowan University and the UN Development Programme (UNDP). Additional partners included Swansea University, the Wahid Institute, RUSI, and Coventry University. It was sponsored by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and the Government of Spain.

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International CVE Research Conference 2015

Dates: 6-8 December 2015

Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE

This conference was co-organized by Hedayah, Edith Cowan University and New York University Abu Dhabi.  It was sponsored by the European Commission.

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International CVE Research Conference 2014

Dates: 7-8 December 2014

Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE

The first conference was co-organized by Hedayah, Curtin University, and People Against Violent Extremism (PaVE). It was sponsored by the Australian Government, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the US Department of State.

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