As an adequate response to this negative phenomenon and the role of youth in P/CVE activities, PVN from Albania with 9 partners from 9 countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Northern Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia, Kosovo, Greece, and Turkey) has realized a training course in Durres from 18 to 24th February. This training course is one of the activities within the project “Violent Extremism vs Intercultural dialogue and Peace”, supported by European Youth Foundation, which aims to build capacities of youth workers, activists, young teachers, volunteers and teachers on building peaceful societies by having an active role on preventing violent extremism.
The training course as an international capacity building training gathered 27 participants coming from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Northern Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Serbia, and Turkey. This selection of countries participating in the training was made for the reason that, in certain periods, these countries had mutual misunderstandings, confrontations and/or conflicts, and therefore the aim was of exchanging opinions of participants and breaking down the barriers.
Trainers and facilitators for this training were Safet Mušić, as independent research and expert for security issues, Anesa Agović from Global Analitika, Oltiana Rama from PVN Albania and Migjen Krasniqi from ICSI Kosovo, as youth workers working on the topic of P/CVE.
To prevent violent extremism we consider very important the correlation has with different aspects and topics which are an integral part of the project, such as self-awareness, knowing our capacities as youth workers and young people, practicing intercultural learning and dialogue, as well as reducing stereotypes and discrimination, but above everything to help youth workers to strengthen the resilience of youth against these negative phenomenon.