E2P – Strengthening Front-line School Workers and Parents to Build Youth Resilience to Violent Extremism

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The project’s objective as described in the application form is to develop community resilience to Radicalization and Violent Extremism was attained through the completing the specific objective set out in the document. During the project cycle the project partnerships were built with numerous stakeholders such as the National Committee for Countering Violent Extremism and Countering Terrorism (NCCVECT), the ministries of education and internal affairs, as well as with the eight municipalities within the three regions where the activities are implemented. Lastly, synergies were built with the OSCE Mission to Skopje (OSCE MtS) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). This trend of nurturing the partnerships and expanding the circle of partnership with new CSOs that work in the same field has continued in the period cover by this report.
The action has managed to build capacities of frontline school workers through developed training program which was conducted successfully with the school workers in 4 municipalities (Tetovo, Gostivar, Kumanovo, Skopje). As a follow up to this activity, mentorship activities were carried out consisted of 84 visits to schools encompassed with the capacity building activities by the selected mentors to guide them through the process at their workplace in using the checklist and protocols for dealing with radicalization and countering violent extremism. Furthermore, the referral mechanism at a local level was developed as part of the working package 2. The referral mechanism was presented on workshops in 4 target municipalities with relevant stakeholders, bearing in mind the holistic approach the action is based on.