The European Union high delegation participates at the High-level International Conference on "Countering Terrorism and Preventing Violent Extremism" to take place in Dushanbe 03-04 May 2018.
The EU arranges the side-event for the Conference to discuss the EU Perspective on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism in Central Asia and beyond. The EU side event will be opened by Mr Gilles de Kerchove, EU Counter Terrorism Coordinator.
Central Asia and the wider region currently face significant security challenges that need to be addressed comprehensively, in the interest of the region and the rest of the world. Central Asia and Tajikistan as partners bordering unsettled Afghanistan also carry an important responsibility for containing these challenges, to contribute to cross-border cooperation and inclusive regional approach to economic and social development.
The EU intends to provide further assistance to regional cooperation in the region, including Afghanistan. This has also been discussed at the recent Tashkent Conference on Afghanistan. The EU is keen to contribute to a comprehensive approach in preventing and countering violent extremism (PCVE).
The EU has therefore invited the Hedayah Centre, one of the partners implementing EU assistance on PCVE to share its experience.