The impact of violent extremism is most palpable at the local/city-level. In order to address its complex and rapidly shifting environment, a variety of viewpoints and professions are required. For this reason, well-coordinated local multi-agency teams are a crucial asset when preventing and combating violent extremism (P/CVE).
On a related note, within multi-agency settings the perspectives and interests of the individuals concerned are often best understood by the caseworkers engaging directly with the individual (in the context of secondary and tertiary prevention). Caseworkers are therefore in a position where they are required to communicate about the counselling process in a structured manner to other stakeholders.
Based on these insights and building on the knowledge gained in previous projects relevant to these challenges, the ISF-funded project icommit has over the course of the past two years developed and delivered:
This is a kind invitation for you to join us at the virtual icommit closing conference on Tuesday, 19 September 2023 from 3.00 pm – 5.00 pm CEST, where the results of the project will be shared and reflected upon.
Besides opportunities for questions and discussion, this will include the launch of the final publication, a presentation of the DesistKit, as well as insights from participating multi-agency teams.
To register for the conference, please click here. You will then receive the agenda and meeting link in due time before the conference. Please feel free to share this invitation within your networks.
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS (call closed)
The icommit team is currently looking for applications from city-level teams and networks to participate in a training and mentorship programme. The trainings kicks off on 25-27 January in Berlin.
Designed to support the development of local multi-agency teams consisting of several organisations and stakeholders which contribute or seek to contribute to local P/CVE efforts, we offer hands-on support, tailored training and mentoring by leading European experts on multi-agency approaches.
For further information, please see the info sheet on the call for applications.
If you are interested in participating, please fill in this application form.
Please note that we can only provide training slots for ten cities.
TRAINING COURSE FOR CASE WORKERS (call closed)
icommit is providing training opportunities for professionals who work closely with individuals who are radicalising towards or holding extremist views. Our training course focuses on strenghtening resource-oriented distancing from extremist behaviours and ideologies.
The training takes place on 22-24 February in Berlin.
Please find further information on the training course on this info sheet.
To register for the training, please use this link.
Please note that the maximum capacity for the training course are 15 participants.
SEEKING P/CVE MULTI-AGENCY EXPERTS, TRAINERS AND CASE WORKERS FOR OUR ICOMMIT EXPERTS’ COMMITTEE (call closed)
The icommit team is currently seeking to identify Europe’s leading experts in creating, improving and training local multi-agency approaches to counter (violent) extremism. Selected experts will be invited to join our Experts’ Committee, which support and advise the project in different capacities. Successful applicants can also choose to be included in Violence Prevention Network’s expert pool for upcoming consultancies.
For further information on the role of the experts‘ committee, see the award procedure framework (consultancy opportunity).
The services are provided as part of the icommit project funded under the funding guideline ‘ISFP-2020-AG-RAD‘.
If you are interested in applying to the experts‘ committee, please fill in this application form.
In the process, you will be asked to upload your CV and the consent form to the terms and conditions.
Violence Prevention Network gGmbH
D – 13407 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0)30 407 55 122
Project management: Ariane Wolf
Project coordination: Sophie Scheuble