The European Neighbourhood Council (ENC) released its new analysis entitled “EU, Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE) and civil society: some considerations on the IcSP in Kyrgyzstan“.
The ENC Analysis is written by Prof. Chiara Pierobon, ENC Academic Council Member, Postdoctoral Researcher at Bielefeld University (Germany) and Associate Research Fellow at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan).
In this publication, Prof. Pierobon analyses the main forms of engagement for which Civil Society Organizations (CSO) receive funding from the Instrument contribution to Stability and Peace (IcSP) and its programme Strengthening Resilience to Violent Extremism in Kyrgyzstan. On the type of activities that are generally conducted, she emphasizes the prevalence of PVE-related and PVE-relevant activities, whereas PVE-specific activities, related to targeting individuals involved in deradicalization, rehabilitation and reintegration processes are less popular. Prof. Pierobon argues that these PVE-specific activities should be expanded, for example with an emphasis on individualized gender- and age-specific social and psychological support, especially in the case of child returnees. Finally, Prof. Pierobon gives several recommendations on how to increase engagement in research on PVE, how to prioritise the types of activities related to PVE and to create more opportunities for youth-led projects.
The full analysis is available in the PDF version below.