Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism in Kosovo through Youth and Community Engagement - Municipality of Obiliq

Kosovar Centre for Security Studies (KCSS), today, on 23rd  of October 2018 has held the first conference at the local level in cooperation with the Municipality of Obiliq, on the role of community and youth in the prevention of violent extremism. In this conference it was discussed about the security challenges and the role of education in this municipality as well as the engagement of community security councils (MCSCs), youth organizations, schools and teachers on platforms that aimed at developing critical thinking and prevention of this phenomenon in their community.

In this panel were:

Mr. Ajet Bershia, Deputy Mayor

Mrs. Mimoza Hasani-Pllana, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology

Mr. Skender Perteshi, KCSS

Mr.  Abdyrrahman Krasniqi, Chief of Cabinet Municipality of Obiliq

This panel was moderated from Mrs. Rudine Jakupi, KCSS.

At this conference were present the directors of the municipality, assembly members, youth organizations in the municipality of Obiliq, as well as citizens who work for the community. This conference discussed the need of psychologists in secondary schools and the cooperation of the municipality of Obiliq, with security institutions and Ministry of Education.

This activity is organized in the framework of the project “Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism in Kosovo through Youth and Community Engagement” supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands in Kosovo.