Program of the Advanced Training Course

CVE Education and Municipal Practitioners Community of Practice and Exchange Workshop

Program of the Advanced Training Course.

Skopje 5-10 June, 2019

Day 1: 5th June, 2019 Event opening

Arrival of participants and registration in Hotel Hilton Double Tree

12:00-12:30 Official opening of the workshop; welcome speeches Mr. Dzeljadin Ajvazi, National coordinator for countering violent extremism, Republic of North Macedonia NATO representative, TBC Mr. Gjergji Vurmo, Institute for Democracy and Mediation, SPS Event Director Ms. Marija Risteska, Centre for Research and Policy Making, SPS Event Co-director

12:30-13:30 Welcome Lunch

13:30- 15:00 Valery Perry, CVE Expert (CRPM, Sarajevo) Topic: Setting the basis – Extremism, violent extremism, prevention and countering violent extremism; current trends, challenges and problems and how these can be solved through use of the rights-based approach in education

15:00-15:30 Coffee Break

15:30-17:00 Nikola Dujovski, Dean at the Faculty for Security UKLO Topic:The need for research on violent extremism, push and pull factors and methods for prevention from violent extremism on community level and in education

19:00-20:00 Dinner (for guests that are staying in Hotel Hilton)


Day 2: 6th June, 2019 Understanding referral mechanisms in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalization

07:00-09:00 Breakfast

09:00-09:45 Eric Rosand, Director of the Prevention Project: Organizing Against Violent Extremism (CRPM – US) TopicFoundational concepts to PVE- distinction between prevention/intervention/R&R

09:45-10:30 Georgia Holmer, OSCE Senior Adviser on Anti-terrorism issues (CRPM-AUS) TopicGuidance on strengthening the ole of civil society in PVE 10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-12:30 Meral Tairi, Women without borders and Elvira Hadzibegovic Bubanja (TBC-Sarevo) TopicEnsuring impactful and effective role of civil society in PVE: practitioners perspectives working with women and youth

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-15:00 Aleksandra Klosinska and Orlaith King, OSCE LIVE initiative (CRPM-AUS) TopicPresentation of the OSCE LIVE initiative

15:00-15:30 Coffee Break

15:30-16:30 Eric Rosand, Director of the Prevention Project: Organizing Against Violent Extremism Topic: Introduction to key concepts to referral mechanisms: analysis of strengths and risks associated with referral mechanisms 

16:30 – 17:30 Katerina and Agniezska Hejduk and Katerina Koci OSCE Vienna team (OSCE-AUS) TopicInteractive workshop for understanding key elements when developing referral models

19:00-20:00 Dinner (for guests that are staying in Hotel Hilton)


Day 3: 7th June, 2019 Community based approaches to prevention from violent extremism

07:00-09:00 Breakfast

09:00-09:45 Sotiraq Hroni, IDM Executive Director (IDM) Topic: How to prevent radicalization? The role of community policing in homeland security and countering violent extremism in Albania

09:45-10:30 Xhabir Dearlla, Civil center for freedom (TBC) and Vilma Venkovska Milchev, Search for Common Ground (TBC) Topic: Community action teams and Community working groups as a model for prevention from violent extremism of local level in Macedonia

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-12:30 Marija Risteska, CRPM Policy expert TopicPresentation of the proposed policy model on referral community-based system in Macedonia

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-15:00 Ivan Stefanovski, CVE expert Sara Osmani, CVE trainer TopicRole of the community stakeholders in the referral system in Macedonia

15:00-15:30 Coffee Break

15:30-17:00 Ivan Stefanovski, CVE expert and Sara Osmani, CVE trainer Topic: Proposed process of referring individuals to support services to build community resilience

19:00-20:00 Dinner (for guests that are staying in Hotel Hilton)


Day 4: 8th June, 2019 Role of education in countering violent extremism

07:00-09:00 Breakfast

09:00-10:30 Karin Heremans, Co-chair Education working group of the Radicalisation Awareness Network Europe; Chairwoman of the Expert Cell Prevention radicalisation, Department Education and Wellbeing and Health of the Flemish Government (CRPM, BXL) TopicPrevention of radicalisation and polarisation in the GO! Flemish education system Workshop on polarisation management

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-12:30 Dalina Jashari, IDM Program manager (IDM) and Danijela Torbica, IOM Program Manager Bosnia and Herzegovina (CRPM, Sarajevo IOM +1) Topic: Presentation of the School as a community centre model applied in Albania Moving Towards Sustainable Approaches to Prevent Violent Extremism in the Western BalkansResearch on impact of MoviEQ workshops – inclusion in school curricula

12:30-13:30 Lunch 13:30-15:00 Aleksandar Cekov, CRPM Project manager TopicBaseline study on perception of front-line school workers on radicalization and violent extremism

15:00-15:30 Coffee Break

15:30-16:30  Ivica Simonovski, CVE Expert and Sara Barbieri, OSCE Topic: How to detect manifestations of radicalization and violent behaviour in schools? TopicTraining program for teacher training on PVE

16:30-17:30 Mr. Agron Sojati, National coordinator for countering violent extremism, Republic of Albania (IDM) TopicAlbanian experience in Capacity buiding for frontliners and Multiagency / multiplayer coordination at community level

19:00-20:00 Dinner + Reception


Day 5: 9th June, 2019  Certification ceremony

07:00-09:00 Breakfast

09:00-10:30 Business cafe: assessment of the workshop

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-12:30 Closing and certification ceremony Mr. Dzeljadin Ajvazi, National coordinator for countering violent extremism, Republic of North Macedonia Mr. Agron Sojati, National coordinator for countering violent extremism, Republic of Albania Mr. Gjergji Vurmo, Institute for Democracy and Mediation, SPS Event Director Ms. Marija Risteska, Centre for Research and Policy Making, SPS Event Co-director

12:30-13:30 Lunch

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