Conference: Three concerns on violent extremism in Tunisia

The 24th of January 2018, it was held in Tunis the conference-debate: “Three concerns on violent extremism in Tunisia”. This event was organised by l’Observatoire pour la Prévention de l’Extémisme Violent (Observatory for the Prevention of Violent Extremism), l’Institut Européen de la Méditerranée -IEMed- (European Institute of the Mediterranean), and l’Institut International pour l’Action Non-violente -NOVACT- (International Institute for the Non-Violent Action), with the collaboration of the European Union.

In the conference were present the president of la Ligue Tunisienne des Droits Humains (Tunisian League of the Human Rights), the director of NOVACT, the high representative of the Ministry of International Affairs of Tunis, and the delegation of the European Union and the IEMed. They were gathered to discuss the matter of the prevention of violent extremism (PVE) in Tunisia, at the same time than to offer a global panorama on the actions carried on by the different actors (international actors, academic actors and civil society actors) intervening in the PVE.

More than ninety researchers, institutional representatives and nonprofit actors of all Tunisia attended the conference. The same occasion was used to officially present to the public the project SALAM for the prevention of violent extremism in Tunisia, an initiative of the OPEV and financed by the European Union and the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and Development.