Description

The Chair is conducting a mapping of centres of expertise in the prevention of violent extremism field, in order to aggregate the results in an international open access bank of experts and institutions, by country, placed on the Chair’s website (which will be regularly updated).

This mapping allows the general public to quickly identify the poles of expertise (research, community, government and international organizations) on a map and to access an experts database composed of researchers and practitioners working in primary, secondary and tertiary PVE programs.

The objectives of this mapping are to identify and network poles of expertise and communities of practice in PVE at the international level. It aims to share and promote research and action to prevent violent radicalization and extremism. Finally, this mapping is an innovative tool to ensure close collaboration between researchers and communities of practice in a comparative, multidisciplinary and North-South perspective.

If you wish to add data related to a pole of expertise (organization and/or expert) that satisfies the classification criteria listed below, please do not hesitate to contact Pablo Madriaza directly at the following address: info@chaireunesco-prev.ca .

Following is a list of classification criteria

 

  1. Research organizations 
    • the organization must carry out activities aimed at advancing scientific knowledge in the PVE field;
    • the organization must have a physical research facility;
    • the organization must have qualified research staff available;
    • the organization must have published at least one report/study/scientific paper on PVE.
  2. Community organizations
    • the organization must work in the fields of assessment, prevention and/or intervention in violent radicalization and extremism;
    • the organization must be involved in communities to promote social change;
    • the organization must be non-profit and autonomous;
    • the organization must freely define its orientations, policies, objectives and approaches.
  3. Government agency
    • the organization must carry out a public interest mission in the fields of assessment, prevention and/or intervention in the area of violent radicalization and extremism;
    • the organization must have been created by a government authority;
    • the entity must be financed by public funds, in whole or in part;
    • the entity must have decision-making and management autonomy, while being supervised by the State.
  4. International organization
    • the organization must work on the research, evaluation, prevention and intervention of violent radicalization and extremism;
    • the organization must have been created by an international treaty or a multilateral convention within the framework of the sovereignty of the state.
  5. Experts  
    • the expert must work in the fields of research, evaluation, prevention and/or intervention of violent radicalization and extremism;
    • the expert must be associated with a research organization, government entity, community organization or international organization according to the criteria defined above;