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October 2017

PVE: Leaders Telling a Different Story Project Final Report

The aim of this project is to strengthen counter-narratives and produce a response to extremist messaging by channelling the collective […]

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Proposal for Countering Violent Extremist Narratives
October 2017

Proposal for Countering Violent Extremist Narratives

During 2016-2017, the WLA-CdM implemented its project Preventing Violent Extremism: Leaders Telling a Different Story. The objective of this 12 […]

Antonio Guterres to Club de Madrid: “United Nations looks forward to your support”
September 2017

Antonio Guterres to Club de Madrid: “United Nations looks forward to your support”

The United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, acknowledged Club de Madrid’s efforts to tackle the violent extremism threat and its […]

CdM Members, EU and UN leaders put the need for inclusive development at the center of PVE strategies
September 2017

CdM Members, EU and UN leaders put the need for inclusive development at the center of PVE strategies

Six Club de Madrid Members, all of them democratically elected Presidents and Prime Ministers, along with top leaders from the […]

The nexus between counter terrorism, development and Agenda 2030 brings together CdM Members and decision makers from the EU and the UN
September 2017

The nexus between counter terrorism, development and Agenda 2030 brings together CdM Members and decision makers from the EU and the UN

Former Presidents and Prime Ministers Joyce Banda (Malawi), Hamadi Jebali (Tunisia), Olusegun Obasanjo (Nigeria), Mary Robinson (Ireland) and Danilo Turk (Slovenia) […]

Acting President of Nigeria, Yemi Obisanjo: “There is no question that we need to develop counter-narratives”
July 2017

Acting President of Nigeria, Yemi Obisanjo: “There is no question that we need to develop counter-narratives”

Following-up on the National Workshop on Alternative Narratives to Violent Extremism, organized in Abuja on May 23-24, the CdM conducted […]

Members Mogae and Uteem discuss about PVE in Nigeria with country’s key stakeholders
July 2017

Members Mogae and Uteem discuss about PVE in Nigeria with country’s key stakeholders

Club de Madrid Members, President Cassam Uteem (Mauritius) and President Festus Mogae (Bostwana) are leading a two days high level […]

“Armas de Seducción Masiva”: Javier Lesaca’s New Book on Daesh
June 2017

“Armas de Seducción Masiva”: Javier Lesaca’s New Book on Daesh

On June 21st at 7 pm, Javier Lesaca, expert on media and public affairs at George Washington University, will launch […]

Main findings from “PVE: Leaders Telling a Different Story” Project in Nigeria
June 2017

Main findings from “PVE: Leaders Telling a Different Story” Project in Nigeria

The effectiveness of the recruitment strategies of extremists groups showcases their deep understanding of communication, marketing and social media tools. […]

PM Lagumdzija met with Lebanon Grand Mufti during High Level visit to Lebanon
June 2017

PM Lagumdzija met with Lebanon Grand Mufti during High Level visit to Lebanon

To share experiences and recommendations, to address issues of conflict, violent extremism and hate speech, and to contribute to the […]

Obasanjo urges governments to invest in its people in order to tackle violent extremism
June 2017

Obasanjo urges governments to invest in its people in order to tackle violent extremism

Former President of Nigeria and Club de Madrid Member, Olusegun Obasanjo, urged the Nigerian government to sustain the on-going fight […]

Club de Madrid conveys the final mission of its project on preventing violent extremism
May 2017

Club de Madrid conveys the final mission of its project on preventing violent extremism

Prime Minister Zlatko Lagumdzija is leading a high level mission to Lebanon that is running from Monday 29th to Wednesday […]

Nigeria: Civil Society Declaration on Processes Towards Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism
May 2017

Nigeria: Civil Society Declaration on Processes Towards Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism

In the framework of the Club de Madrid Workshop on PVE in Abuja, Nigeria, a Civil Society Declaration was approved […]

Club de Madrid organizes a Workshop in Nigeria on effective alternative narrative against violent extremism
May 2017

Club de Madrid organizes a Workshop in Nigeria on effective alternative narrative against violent extremism

This forum will bring together the Club de Madrid Member Olusegun Obasanjo (President of Nigeria 1976-1979, 1999-2007), with the National […]

Former PM’s Al Mahdi, Jebali, Jomaa, & Roman led the discussion on effective alternative narrative against violent extremism in Tunisia
May 2017

Former PM’s Al Mahdi, Jebali, Jomaa, & Roman led the discussion on effective alternative narrative against violent extremism in Tunisia

How citizens receive and perceive radical messages was the focus of the MENA Regional Forum organized by Club de Madrid […]

CdM organizes a workshop about violent extremism during the World Forum on Urban Violence
April 2017

CdM organizes a workshop about violent extremism during the World Forum on Urban Violence

Zlatko Lagumdzija, former Prime Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Club de Madrid Member, leads this workshop where there would […]

The importance of youth to prevent violent extremism, Abdulrasheed Ashakiwiy
March 2017

The importance of youth to prevent violent extremism, Abdulrasheed Ashakiwiy

Abdulrasheed Ashakiwiy is a young community leader in Nigeria and Chair of the Ummatun Wahidah Charity. In this video he […]

Defectors Denounce ISIS Narratives in New ICSVE Project
March 2017

Defectors Denounce ISIS Narratives in New ICSVE Project

A project recently launched by the International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism aligns closely with CdM´s work in […]

Countering Violent Extremism at Its Roots
March 2017

Countering Violent Extremism at Its Roots

Mohamed Yahya, Africa Regional Programme Coordinator for the UNDP, recently published an editorial entitled Africa`s Unique Vulnerability to Violent Extremism. […]

Our Work to Prevent Violent Extremism in Nigeria, Tunisia and Lebanon
March 2017

Our Work to Prevent Violent Extremism in Nigeria, Tunisia and Lebanon

The Club de Madrid recently visited Nigeria and Lebanon with the aim of holding national consultations and conducting a focus […]

Q&A with Alex P. Schmid: “We need democratic leaders who can serve as credible role models”
March 2017

Q&A with Alex P. Schmid: “We need democratic leaders who can serve as credible role models”

In stoppingviolentextremism.com we intend to offer a platform where experts on PVE/CVE can express and disseminate their ideas on how to tackle […]

“Someone doesn’t wake up and suddenly becomes an extremist”, Khadijah H. Gambo, Nigerian Activist
March 2017

“Someone doesn’t wake up and suddenly becomes an extremist”, Khadijah H. Gambo, Nigerian Activist

Club de Madrid went to Nigeria in January with the aim of holding national consultations and conducting a focus group […]

Nobel Peace Ramos Horta Advocates for Education as the Best Tool for Prevention
March 2017

Nobel Peace Ramos Horta Advocates for Education as the Best Tool for Prevention

Club de Madrid’s Member and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (1996) José Ramos Horta is an experienced, wise man. He was President […]

Alexander Ritzmann: “Focus on hard measures might even have fostered radicalization”
February 2017

Alexander Ritzmann: “Focus on hard measures might even have fostered radicalization”

European Foundation for Democracy Director and RAN C&N Chair, Alexander Ritzmann, has answered our PVE questionaire. In it, he stresses […]

Kick-off Meeting Report: Preventing Violent Extremism: Leaders Telling a Different Story
December 2016

Kick-off Meeting Report: Preventing Violent Extremism: Leaders Telling a Different Story

On September 28, Club de Madrid hosted the launching of the project “Preventing Violent Extremism: Leaders Telling a Different Story”

PM Jomaa “The investment in education is the most important. This is a new political logic with a future vision”
November 2016

PM Jomaa “The investment in education is the most important. This is a new political logic with a future vision”

Mehdi Jomaa, ex PM of Tunisia, and Zlatko Lagumdzija, ex PM of Bosnia and Herzegovina, participated in the 3rd Mediterranean Forum of the Anna Lindh Foundation in Valletta, Malta. They brought their personal experience and expertise in the fields of preventing violent extremism and social inclusión.

Governments and Civil Society Must Work Together to Combat the Rise of Violent Extremism
October 2016

Governments and Civil Society Must Work Together to Combat the Rise of Violent Extremism

Hungarian Kinga Göncz is the Chair of the Roma Advisory Board of the Open Society Institute as well as a former Member of the European Parliament (2009- 2014) and Vice-Charwoman of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs delivered. She was also part of the Delegation for Relations with Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo and a substitute member of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs. She recently attended and spoke at the launch of Club de Madrid’s new EU-funded Project “Preventing Violent Extremism: Leaders Telling a Different Story.”

Additionally, she is an active member of NetPLUSS, which provides a supportive network and environment for leaders who promote Shared Societies. Each of these leaders contributes their knowlege and expertise to Club de Madrid’s Shared Societies Project. The Club de Madrid benefits from their experience and their capacity to enthuse and inspire other leaders.

The Search for an Alternative Narrative
October 2016

The Search for an Alternative Narrative

On September 28, academics, activists, and former heads of state gathered in Brussels for the launch of Club de Madrid’s new EU-funded Project “Preventing Violent Extremism: Leaders Telling a Different Story.” One of such leaders was Alex Schmid, Director of the Terrorism Research Initiative and Research Fellow at the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism, who delivered the following address:

Prime Minister Jomaa: Urgent Need to Build A New Narrative to Defeat ISIS and Other Extremist Groups
October 2016

Prime Minister Jomaa: Urgent Need to Build A New Narrative to Defeat ISIS and Other Extremist Groups

Mehdi Jomaa, Club de Madrid Member and former Prime Minister of Tunisia (2014-2015), was interviewed at the BBC program ‘Impact’. He stressed the need to build a new narrative to defeat ISIS and other extremist groups by speaking the lenguague of the people and using new techonogies to tackle ideology and the root causes of terrorism.

How to Build New Narratives to Prevent Violent Extremism
September 2016

How to Build New Narratives to Prevent Violent Extremism

The initiative, supported by the European Commission, was presented on September 28th in a kick-off event in Brussels with the participation of CdM Members Zlatko Lagumdzija and Mehdi Jomaa, former Prime Ministers of Bosnia-Herzegovina and Tunisia respectively along with the EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator, Gilles de Kerchove.

Ban Ki-moon Calls for a #GlobalConsensus in the Fight against Terrorism and Violent Extremism
August 2016

Ban Ki-moon Calls for a #GlobalConsensus in the Fight against Terrorism and Violent Extremism

The Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, stressed the necessity of collective action to counter terrorism and violent extremism during a two-day meeting at UN Headquarters in New York. “Taking collective preventive action against terrorism, in the spirit of our United Nations Charter, is the only way to secure peace and prosperity for succeeding generations,” Mr. Ban added.

Building Inclusive Societies Can Help Prevent Radicalization and Violent Extremism
August 2016

Building Inclusive Societies Can Help Prevent Radicalization and Violent Extremism

Chandrika Kumaratunga, former President, Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and Club de Madrid Member, gave a Public Lecture on […]

Cartoon Action Aimed against the Narrative of the Islamic State
July 2016

Cartoon Action Aimed against the Narrative of the Islamic State

The Islamic State (IS) has been engaging in a focused social media propaganda campaign which uses “trendy” tactics similar to […]

Another Act of Terror: Baghdad´s Bombing
July 2016

Another Act of Terror: Baghdad´s Bombing

Sunday´s terrorist attack in Iraq’s capital, Baghdad, is believed to be the deadliest single attack in the country since 2007. Club de […]

Club De Madrid Members Join the Twitter Community in #SolidarityWithOrlando
June 2016

Club De Madrid Members Join the Twitter Community in #SolidarityWithOrlando

On Sunday, June 12th, an American-born 29-year-old man, Omar Mateen, mercilessly carried out the deadliest terror attack in the US […]

The Right Balance between Security and Community: Montreal’s Centre serves as an Innovative Model
June 2016

The Right Balance between Security and Community: Montreal’s Centre serves as an Innovative Model

Often reporting to the police about a suspicious behavior of an acquaintance or a loved one can be risky. The […]

Orlando massacre: ‘An act of terror, an act of hate’ that hit everyone’s democracy
June 2016

Orlando massacre: ‘An act of terror, an act of hate’ that hit everyone’s democracy

The Club de Madrid strongly condemns yesterday’s shooting rampage in Orlando (USA). This new criminal assault, driven by hate and […]

UN General Assembly Acknowledges the Vulnerability of Youth to Violent Extremism
June 2016

UN General Assembly Acknowledges the Vulnerability of Youth to Violent Extremism

On June 3rd, 2016 the President of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in partnership with The International Centre for […]

Democratic Leadership for United Action against Extremism
May 2016

Democratic Leadership for United Action against Extremism

On May 24th, 2016, through the efforts of the Centre on Religion and Geopolitics (CRG) and the Prospect Magazine, a […]

Civil Rights Organizations Join Together to Protest UK’s  Counter-Extremism and Safeguarding Bill
May 2016

Civil Rights Organizations Join Together to Protest UK’s Counter-Extremism and Safeguarding Bill

The new counter-extremism legislation, titled Counter-Extremism and Safeguarding Bill, proposed by the prime minister of the UK, David Cameron, has […]

Independent  Media and Journalists’ Credibility and Safety, Key Elements to Build a Counter-Narrative against Violent Extremism
May 2016

Independent Media and Journalists’ Credibility and Safety, Key Elements to Build a Counter-Narrative against Violent Extremism

Club de Madrid through its Madrid+10 Project was invited to participate in an event organized on April 26th in Brussels […]

‘Africa and the Jihadist Threat’, by Olusegun Obasanjo, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Wolfgang Ischinger
April 2016

‘Africa and the Jihadist Threat’, by Olusegun Obasanjo, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Wolfgang Ischinger

On the occasion of the Munich Security Conference Core Group Meeting that took place in Ethiopia on April 14-15, Club de Madrid´Member and […]

The Importance of Education in Preventing Violent Extremism
April 2016

The Importance of Education in Preventing Violent Extremism

Club de Madrid’s initiative to counter violent extremism provides Ten Goals as a guide to tackle this global problem. The […]

Kenyan Teacher Acting Against Violent Extremism
April 2016

Kenyan Teacher Acting Against Violent Extremism

Last year, Kenya suffered one of its worst terrorist attacks, when al-Shabab militants massacred 143 students and injured more than […]

Religious Leaders Come Together Against Violent Extremism
March 2016

Religious Leaders Come Together Against Violent Extremism

Club de Madrid’s Global Consensus states that religious and thought leaders have a responsibility to be role models, tackle tough […]

Democratic and Inclusive Leadership to Prevent Violent Extremism
March 2016

Democratic and Inclusive Leadership to Prevent Violent Extremism

With the conflict in Syria and the tragic refugee crisis, as well as the increase of extremist activity, thus threatening […]

Providing Equal Opportunities for Minorities in India
March 2016

Providing Equal Opportunities for Minorities in India

Club de Madrid Members and experts developed 10 benchmarks, under the Global Consensus framework, as a comprehensive response to violent […]

Challenging People’s Perceptions of Muslims as a Means to Fight Radicalization
March 2016

Challenging People’s Perceptions of Muslims as a Means to Fight Radicalization

Dalia Mogahed is an American scholar of Egyptian origin who has an admirable career. She is the Director of Research […]

Fighting Radicalism in Italy by Giving all Minorities the Same Rights
March 2016

Fighting Radicalism in Italy by Giving all Minorities the Same Rights

Born in Casablanca and raised in Italy, Khalid Chaouki is a Member of the Italian Parliament. A leading political leader […]

Empowering Youth Voices against Extremism
March 2016

Empowering Youth Voices against Extremism

Former Prime Minister of Bosnia & Herzegovina and Member of the Club de Madrid, Zlatko Lagumdžija, participated in a panel […]

How Open and Accountable Governments Can Help Address Extremism
February 2016

How Open and Accountable Governments Can Help Address Extremism

As a result of the Policy Dialogue 2015, Club de Madrid’s members, experts, and policymakers developed a Global Consensus on […]

Muslim province in Pakistan passes landmark marriage bill for Hindu minority
February 2016

Muslim province in Pakistan passes landmark marriage bill for Hindu minority

Through its 2015 Policy Dialogue, Club de Madrid gathered experts, policymakers and opinion formers to produce a set of principles […]

Youth+Technology Key Elements for Preventing Violent Extremism
February 2016

Youth+Technology Key Elements for Preventing Violent Extremism

The UN Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) organized a special meeting on “Preventing Terrorist from Exploiting the Internet and Social […]

UN SG Ban Ki-moon calls for a new global partnership to confront violent extremism
January 2016

UN SG Ban Ki-moon calls for a new global partnership to confront violent extremism

On 16 January, the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon presented a Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism  to call […]

The Intercultural and Interreligious Dialogue in Germany as an Instrument for Preventing Extremism
January 2016

The Intercultural and Interreligious Dialogue in Germany as an Instrument for Preventing Extremism

As an exclusive contribution to the Madrid+10 process, Dr. Ehrhart Körting introduced a German perspective on CVE. Involvement at a local level […]

Madrid+10 at the Special meeting of the UN Counter-Terrorism Committee
December 2015

Madrid+10 at the Special meeting of the UN Counter-Terrorism Committee

The former President of Slovenia and member of the Club de Madrid, Danilo Türk participated in the Special meeting of […]

MADRID+10 at the World Forum for Democracy
December 2015

MADRID+10 at the World Forum for Democracy

The former President of Colombia and member of the Club de Madrid

2015 Global Terrorism Index
November 2015

2015 Global Terrorism Index

The number of lives lost to terrorism increased by 80% in 2014, reaching the highest level ever recorded at 32,658. […]

‘Violence and the causes of violence’, op-ed by Vaira Vike-Freiberga and Peter Neumann
November 2015

‘Violence and the causes of violence’, op-ed by Vaira Vike-Freiberga and Peter Neumann

On the occasion of the ‘Madrid+10 Policy Dialogue on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism’ the heads of both organizing institutions, […]

Economic inclusion can help prevent violent extremism in the Arab world by Hafez Ghanem
November 2015

Economic inclusion can help prevent violent extremism in the Arab world by Hafez Ghanem

Hafez Ghanem participated as an expert in the Working Group and in the CdM Policy Dialogue “Madrid+10: Preventing and Countering […]

The Policy Dialogue
October 2015

The Policy Dialogue

Club de Madrid’s 2015 Policy Dialogue has been a two-day conference on terrorism that brought together Prime ministers and Presidents, […]

First Step of Madrid+10: Policy Dialogue to build a Global Consensus on preventing violent extremism
October 2015

First Step of Madrid+10: Policy Dialogue to build a Global Consensus on preventing violent extremism

Club de Madrid and ICSR, announce a global initiative on preventing and countering violent extremism. Radicalization and violent extremism are one of […]

The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, keynote speaker at the Madrid+10
September 2015

The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, keynote speaker at the Madrid+10

The two days meeting (27-28 October, Madrid) will be one of the biggest gatherings ever assembled in the fight against […]

#GlobalConsensus, a new set of principles in the fight against violent extremism
September 2015

#GlobalConsensus, a new set of principles in the fight against violent extremism

Read Global Consensus The #GlobalConsensus will be produced and launched during the Madrid+10 Global Policy Dialogue on Preventing and Countering […]

Kick-off Meeting – PVE: Leaders Telling a Different Story Evaluation
November 2014

Kick-off Meeting – PVE: Leaders Telling a Different Story Evaluation

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