The kick-off meeting for the project took place in The Hague, the Netherlands over three days (6-8 September 2016) and included consortium-members, stakeholders from national/international policymaking, and representatives from academia. The objectives of the workshop were:
1. To develop a shared analysis of the transnational threat of violent extremism based on a local and community-level understanding of violent extremism and human security in Palestine, Egypt and Iraq, and a broader MENA-region/international perspective
2. To agree on an appropriate methodology for research in communities, capacity building and knowledge sharing.
3. To work out in detail the plans for the three-year research project with the consortium members and training on CVE/HS.
4. To raise awareness of this research among the stakeholders and their networks.
The report of the workshop is here.