OSCE Meeting in Vienna: "Empowerment of Youth Crucial in Preventing Violent Extremism"

Published: June 15, 2016; 15:00 · (Vindobona)

Preventing and responding to the terrorist radicalization of youth north and south of the Mediterranean was in focus of the OSCE Mediterranean Contact Group meeting held in Vienna. OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier launched in 2015 the organization-wide campaign ‘OSCE United in Countering Violent Extremism’ to underscore that the OSCE stands together as one in countering violent extremism and radicalization leading to terrorism.

Empowerment of youth crucial in preventing violent extremism, conclude participants at OSCE meeting in Vienna / Picture: © OSCE / Jakub Rozsypal

“We need to step up efforts to prevent radicalization amongst youth”, said the Chairperson of the Contact Group, Permanent Representative of Austria to the OSCE Christian Strohal.

“Ensuring the participation of youth, socially, economically and politically is very important in this regard.”

Fadwa Al Ahmadi, a youth activist from Tunisia, stressed the need to create…

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