After the successful conclusion of two previous project, starting from September 2019, Kosovar Centre for Security Studies (KCSS) will implement the next project supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Prishtina through MATRA fund titled "Building Resilience: Communities against Violent Extremism".
Community inclusion to counter violent extremism has proven to be one of the most effective measures in building community resilience. Therefore, KCSS through this project aims to identify the potential of community resilience in the municipalities of: Gjilan, Prizren, Podujeva, Vitia, Prishtina, Fushe Kosova,Peja,Mitrovica.Suhareka and Decan. Based on our previous experience and our community based approach to Violent Extremism, the activities of the project are tailored to enable the usage of resilience as a tool to prevent further widespread of radicalization and violent extremism.
To make the goals and objectives achievable, the project will equip local stakeholders, social workers, local NGOs, those affected by Violent Extremism and the community in general, with the needed knowledge and instruments on how to hande the reintegration processes of radicalized individuals. Thus, the project will empower local communities, with particular focus on youth and women by mobilizing informal resilience networks around various political, social and economic issues.
This project will provide policy recommendations on future programming in addressing extremists ideologies and will contribute to the reintegration processes of the returnees and their families in Kosovo. The project activities are to be completed by September 2021