Québec-UNESCO Conference on CVE
Québec City hosted the Québec-UNESCO Conference on Internet and Radicalization of Youth: Preventing, Acting and Living Together, organized by UNESCO and the Ministère des Relations Internationales et de la Francophonie (MRIF) (in French). Some 500 people attended the conference: elected officials, experts and stakeholders from 70 countries participated in two days of discussions around violent extremism.
Thanks to cities’ leadership in terms of preventing radicalization, a special panel on the role of local governments was held as part of this conference. The mayors of Québec City (Canada), Vilvorde (Belgium), St-Denis (France) and Montréal (Canada) engaged in a joint consideration of the role and abilities of cities to prevent this type of violence. Thanks to their local experience and their initiatives with community management, youth and families, cities have tools to implement programs that create effects in the field. Montréal’s Centre for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence was held as an example several times over the course of the conference.
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