EU works with Kofi Annan foundation to empower young people to prevent violent extremism
December 9, 2015
The European Commission is supporting the Kofi Annan foundation in an initiative aimed at empowering young people to prevent and counter extremism through peer-to-peer engagement and learning.
EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, said: “The 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development adopted earlier this year already called to significantly reduce all forms of violence. That’s why we are pleased to work with the Kofi Annan foundation in this new initiative aiming at identifying drivers for youth extremism, and more generally of our work to empower people and promote community dialogue, in order to counter radicalising ideologies.”
The Foundation will work with young people from around the world to both learn from and share their experiences in dealing with the dangers posed by religious, political or ideological extremism. The work will result in a set of easily accessible and well informed guidelines for young people on preventing and countering violent extremism. (EU Neighbourhood Info)