“The United States and EU shared key policy updates and experiences concerning our respective approaches to preventing and countering violent extremism (CVE) at the local, national, and regional levels by exchanging field analysis on specific geographical contexts, existing and future programming priorities, and examples of current U.S.-EU third country cooperation. These conversations reaffirmed the commitment of both the United States and European Union to advance effective approaches to preventing and countering violent extremism, including the critical role of development. The SDD also discussed deepening coordination on CVE in multilateral fora, and at the regional and national levels, including support for research and capacity-building. Other areas of discussion included the U.S. Counterterrorism Partnership Fund, the Hedayah Center of Excellence, the RESOLVE (Researching Solutions to Violent Extremism) Network, the EU’s Radicalisation Awareness Network, and the Strong Cities Network.”
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