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November 2022 | Education in Preventing & Countering Violent Extremism: Considerations for the Western Balkans

This month, we are highlighting publications cited in a recent RESOLVE Policy Note, "Education in Preventing & Countering Violent Extremism: Considerations for the Western Balkans." In this note, author Besa Arifi offers a series of considerations for policymakers and practitioners looking to incorporate education in future efforts to address drivers, both real and potential, of violent extremism in Western Balkan states.


Select Cited Readings

CSOs Engaging in the Prevention and Countering of Ethno-nationalism and Volent Right-wing Extremism [Conclusion Paper: RAN in the Western Balkans
Regional Small-scale Meeting 24-25 March 2022, Belgrade Serbia]. Radicalisation Awareness Network, 2022. https://home-affairs.ec.europa.eu/whats-new/publications/ran-western-balkans-csos-engaging-prevention-and-countering-ethno-nationalism-and-violent-right-wing_en.

Disengagement, Rehabilitation, and Reintegration of Foreign Terrorist Fighters. Nexus Civil Concept, 2022. https://drive-ontherightpath.eu/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/drive-report-nort-macedonia-23-05-22.pdf.

Dukić, Simeon. Online Extremism in North Macedonia: Politics, Ethnicities and Religion. Institute for Strategic Dialogue, 2022. https://www.isdglobal.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Online-Extremism-Mapping-North-Macedonia.pdf.

Musliu, Afrodita, and Ivica Simonovski. Handbook for Teachers in Secondary Schools and tools for Early Detection and Action Handbook. Skopje: Center for Research and Policy Making, 2019. https://nexus.org.mk/manual-high-school-teachers-tools-early-detection-intervention-preventing-countering-radicalization-may-lead-violent-extremism/.

Perteshi, Skender, and Ramadan Ilazi. Unpacking Kosovo’s Response to Returnees from the War Zones in Syria and Iraq. Kosovar Centre for Security Studies, 2020. https://qkss.org/en/publikimet/zberthimi-i-pergjigjes-se-kosoves-ndaj-te-kthyerve-nga-

Rosand, Eric, Heidi Ellis, and Stevan Weine. “Repatriating ISIS Family Members: A North Macedonia Model?” Just Security, September 14, 2020. https://www.justsecurity.org/72420/repatriating-isis-family-members-a-north-macedonian-model/.

Shtuni, Adrian. “Returning Western Balkans Foreign Fighters: A Long-Term Challenge.” Italian Institute for International Political Studies, January 9, 2020. https://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/returning-western-balkans-foreign-fighters-long-term-challenge-24762.

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Preventing Violent Extremism Through Education - A Guide for Policy-makers. Paris: UNESCO, 2017. https://en.unesco.org/sites/default/files/policymakr.pdf.