INEE Round Table: The Role of Education and Youth in Preventing Urban Violence and Countering Violent Extremism
The one-day event was conceptualized and organized by a small team (hereafter “Round Table (RT) team”) that was formed during the EFWG meetings and mainly comprised of representatives of the following INEE member organizations: Children in Crisis, Education Development Center (EDC), Search for Common Ground (SfCG) and the University of Amsterdam, with support from the INEE Secretariat, primarily the EFWG Coordinator. The event was held immediately following the INEE Fall 2015 WG Meetings and hosted by UNHCR in Geneva, Switzerland.
The overall purpose of the Round Table was to provide a platform for education practitioners to address ongoing research and programing related to the areas of urban violence (UV) and violent extremism (VE). The goal was to convene members of the INEE network and relevant external participants to foster a better understanding of both the positive and negative roles that education can play in mitigating, preventing or exacerbating the active e