Program of the Advanced Training Course

CVE Education and Municipal Practitioners Community of Practice and Exchange Workshop

Skopje, 5-9 June, 2019, Hilton Double Tree

Day 1: 5 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

GjergjiVurmo, Institute for Democracy and Mediation (IDM), SPS Event Director

Marija Risteska, Centre for Research and Policy Making (CRPM), SPS Event Co-director

Nikola Dujovski, Dean Faculty for Security University Ss Clement of Ohrid

12:30-13:30 Welcome Lunch

13:30- 15:00 Keynote speaker: Valery Perry, CVE Expert

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

15:30-16:15 Zoran Popov, Senior Political Advisor, Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)

Topic:RCC’s role in regional cooperation for Prevention and Countering of Violent Extremism (P/CVE).

16:15-17:00 SotiraqHroni, IDM Executive Director

Topic:How to prevent radicalization? The role of community policing in nationalsecurity and countering violent extremism in Albania

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

Day 2: 6 June, 2019 OSCE guidance on prevention of violent extremism and pre-criminal interventions

09:00-09:30 Ambassador Clemens Koja, Head of OSCE Mission to Skopje

Topic: Opening Remarks

09:30-10:30 Georgia Holmer, OSCE Senior Adviser on Anti-terrorism Issues

Topic: Strengthening the role of civil society in preventing violent extremism – challenges and opportunities in South-Eastern Europe

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-13:00 Panel discussion

  • Orlaith King, OSCE Leaders against Intolerance and Violent Extremism (LIVE);
  • MeralTajroska, Women without Borders;
  • Sefer Selimi, Democracy Lab;
  • DraganaJovanovska, Center for Intercultural Dialogue;

Moderator: Marina Mclellan, OSCE Mission to Skopje

Topic: Ensuring an impactful and effective role of civil society in PVE: practitioner perspectives of working with youth, women and community leaders

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:30 Eric Rosand, Director of the Prevention Project: Organizing Against Violent Extremism

Topic:Introduction into key concepts to referral mechanisms: analysis of strengths and risks

15:30-16:00 Coffee Break

16:00-17:00 Marija Risteska, CRPM policy expert

Topic: Interactive discussion session: how can key concepts relevant to referral mechanisms be applied in the North Macedonia context?

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

Day 3: 7 June, 2019 Community-based approaches to preventing violent extremism

09:00-10:30 Elvira Hadzibegovic Bubanja ,Executive Director at Forum Youth MNE

Topic: Civil society organizations in preventing and countering violent extremism in the Western Balkans

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-11:45 Vilma VenkovskaMilchev, Search for Common Ground;RadeRajkocevski, Faculty for Security, University St. Clement of Ohrid

Topic: Community action teams as a model for violent extremism prevention on a local level in North Macedonia

12:30 Marija Risteska, CRPM Policy Expert

Topic: Passage for Prevent – a proposed policy model on referral community-based system in North Macedonia

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-15:00 Ivan Stefanovski, CVE Research Analyst; Sara Osmani, CVE Trainer

Topic: Role of community stakeholders in the referral system in North Macedonia

15:00-15:30 Coffee Break

15:30-17:00 Ivan Stefanovski, CVE Research Analyst; Sara Osmani, CVE Trainer

Topic:Specific initiative supporting development of services to build community resilience

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

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

09:00-10:30 Karin Heremans, Co-chair of the Education working group, Radicalisation Awareness Network Europe; Chairwoman of the Expert Cell for Prevention of Radicalisation, Department of Education and Wellbeing and Health of the Flemish Government

Topic:Prevention 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

Topic:Presentation of the School as a community center model applied in Albania

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-15:00 Danijela Torbica and Alena Velagic, IOM Program Manager, Montenegro

Topic: Moving towards Sustainable Approaches to Prevent Violent Extremism in the Western Balkans: Research on impact of MoviEQ workshops – inclusion in school curricula

15:00-15:30 Coffee Break

15:30-16:00 Aleksandar Cekov, CRPM Project Manager

Topic: Baseline study on perception of front-line school workers on radicalization and violent extremism’; tools for identifying manifestations of radicalization and violent behaviour in schools

16:00-16:45 Sara Barbieri and Aleksandar Jovanovski, OSCE Mission to Skopje; Nikola Dujovski, Dean Faculty for Security University Ss Clement of Ohrid

Topic:Research on violent extremism and variety of approaches in building resilience in schools towards violent extremism

16:45 -17:30AgronSojati, National Coordinator for Countering Violent Extremism, Republic of Albania

Topic: Albanian experience in capacity buiding for frontliners and multiagency / multiplayer coordination at a community level

19:00-20:00 Dinner and Reception

Day 5: 9 June, 2019 Certification ceremony

07:00-09:00 Breakfast

09:00-10:30 World café: assessment of the workshop

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-12:30 Closing and certification ceremony

AgronSojati, National coordinator for countering violent extremism, Republic of Albania

Marija Risteska, Centre for Research and Policy Making, Science for Peace and Security Event Co-director

12:30-13:30 Lunch