Major CVE Summit in Europe to Include Creative Associates International

The conference is an excellent opportunity for us to continue a dialogue with our counterparts from around the world about the best practices in preventing and countering violent extremism.

Creative Associates International is supporting a major summit on preventing and countering violent extremism that will draw approximately 500 elected officials, policymakers and program implementers, the global development organization announced today.

Held in Aarhus, Denmark, the May 17 to 19 event is a combination of the Strong Cities Network Global Summit 2017 and the Building Resilience to Radicalisation and Violent Extremism II conference. It is hosted by the Municipality of Aarhus / East Jutland Police in partnership with the Strong Cities Network and other organizations.

Creative’s President & CEO, Leland Kruvant, recognized the event’s importance for all actors, from elected officials to at-risk youth, who are involved in this global challenge.     

“The conference in Aarhus is an excellent opportunity for us to continue a dialogue with our counterparts from around the world about the best practices in preventing and countering violent extremism,” Kruvant says.

Based on four decades of work from Central America to Central Asia, Creative uses a holistic approach that builds on proven development tools that support communities in transitioning from conflict to peace.

Creative is partnering with the global counter-extremism organization,Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), to support the global summit.

During the three-day summit in Aarhus, Creative will lead one panel session and participate in two others that highlight best practices related to preventing and countering violent extremism.

Panel on “Does Your City Really Need CVE?”

This panel session will present a comprehensive framework that relies on proven assessment methodologies to assist cities to better understand the integral aspects of governance, culture and ideology, as well as to identify where preventing and countering violent extremism approaches are most beneficial.

Creative, the Institute for Strategic Dialogue and the City of Los Angeles will discuss the strengths and challenges of preventing and countering violent extremism by drawing on pertinent international experience.

Speakers will outline a framework in which all aspects of public life can play an active role in challenging hate, division and violence in a positive and proactive way. Panelists will emphasize the importance of understanding and mitigating local risk, assessing municipal assets, and developing targeted local action plans appropriate to specific local and regional contexts.     

Kim Field, who is the Director of Creative’s Countering Violent Extremism work, and

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