Citizens Engagement in Preventing Violent Extremism in Kosovo

The main aim of this project is to raise the citizen’s awareness in prevention of violent extremism in Kosovo, as well as improving the communication between citizens and state institution for better cooperation and coordination on countering and preventing violent extremism in Kosovo.

Kosovar Centre for Security Studies starting from the 1st of July 2016 is implementing the project: “Citizens Engagement in Preventing Violent Extremism in Kosovo”. The main aim of this project is to raise the citizen’s awareness in prevention of violent extremism in Kosovo. This project is aimed also to improve the communication between citizens and state institution for better cooperation and coordination on countering and preventing violent extremism in Kosovo.

The KCSS through this project expects to organize the roundtable discussions with the representatives of state institutions in local and central level, security institutions, Islamic Association in Kosovo, media, civil society and other stakeholders, with the aimed to discuss the alternatives for countering and violent extremism in Kosovo. Except the roundtables in the municipalities of Gjilan and Vitia, the KCSS will also organize the debates with the high school students of Gjilan and Vitia, with the main goal to raise the awareness to students against negative effects of the violent extremism in Kosovo, and also to developing of the critical thinking to the citizens against extremism.

This project is financially supported by Balkan Trust for Democracy (BTD).