The Observatory to Prevent Extremist Violence (OPEV) is an active platform of civil society organisations from across the Euro-Mediterranean Region aiming to bring a constructive contribution to prevent violent extremism. In view of the lessons learned over the past decades and the challenges that lie ahead,  this platform will coordinate the efforts to follow-up the implementation of the Plan of Action of the Euro-Mediterranean civil society to prevent all forms of violent extremism. The OPEV will not follow the State dynamics and will not support any war against terrorism.

The OPEV will conduct the following activities:

Coordinate the efforts to follow-up the implementation of this Plan of Action and the main conclusions of the Barcelona Conference.
Be a focal point for all signers of the Plan of Action to conduct coordinated efforts to promote violent extremisms prevention actions’ policy framework.
Ensure the establishment of an active platform of civil society organisations from across the Euro-Mediterranean Region that encourages coordinated efforts.
Conduct research-action approaches to determine the key drivers of ALL violent extremisms in the Euro-Mediterranean region.
Conduct big data analysis and research on the propaganda and hate speech in Internet and social media.
Promote Regional campaigns raising alternative narratives to existing community grievances.
Advocate for the development and implementation of local, regional and national plans of action for the prevention of violent extremisms including CSOs and encompassing youth engagement, gender equality and the inclusion of marginalized groups. The participation of CSOs on the design of national plans of actions is specified in the UN Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism.
Enhance the communication and coordination of the CSOs platform issued from the Barcelona Conference by sharing all necessary elements (good practices, tools, etc.) in order to empower them and further contribute to the prevention of violent extremism.
Identify the best practices of the civil society organisations to prevent the violent extremism to share and foster the Euro-Mediterranean CSOs platform issued from the Barcelona Conference.
Provide technical support (networking, training, etc.) to the Euro-Mediterranean CSOs platform issued from the Barcelona Conference. Present an annual report on anti-terrorist laws adopted by our regional states and their impact in terms of human rights violations.


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