Preventing violent extremism: perspectives from Western European youth
14 October 2016
They have seen the toll of violent extremism on their peers and communities. They know what it is from first-hand experiences, not from the newspapers, not from policy-makers. Moad, Stefan, Sabra and Mina are among 16 youth representatives, activists, volunteers and young professionals from Western Europe, who came to the OSCE to share how young people understand and work to prevent and counter this threat.The “Youth and the Prevention of Violent Extremism” workshop on Western European Perspectives was organized by the Permanent Mission of Austria to the OSCE on 4 October in Vienna. The participants developed recommendations for governments, which were presented by one of them to the OSCE participating States and Partners for Co-operation at the 2016 OSCE Mediterranean Conference on 5 October.