The UNESCO Chair in the Prevention of Violent Radicalization and Extremism collaborated with Network Practicies H2020, l’Université Toulouse II Jean Jaurès, l’Association des militants des savoirs and l’Université de Mohamed V, among others, to organize a Euro-Mediterranean Seminar for the Engagement of Youth and Women Against Extreme Violence and Radicalization, that took place from December 12 to 13, 2019, in Rabat, Morocco.
The Canadian delegation included Dr. Abdelwahed Mekki-Berrada from Université de Laval, Dr. Vivek Venkatesh from Concordia University, and UNESCO-PREV co-Chair, and Concordia University doctoral student and UNESCO-PREV researcher, Rawda Harb. The above participated in round table discussions as well as offering workshops on youth engagement.
The aim of this two-day seminar was to bring together scientific experts from Europe, Africa and the Mediterranean, political decision makers from the cities and countries involved, professionals, as well as the economic actors. This meeting’s three objectives were to produce a database of skills and experts in prevention; to build consensus and dissensus regarding social prevention for youth and women (development, education, gender balance, fighting against radicalization, citizenship, equal opportunities, employability, etc.) and to produce a scientific action plan and operational recommendations for the Euro-Mediterranean area.