OSCE's new e-learning tool looks at the fundamentals of preventing violent extremism

OSCE's new e-learing tool looks at the fundamentals of preventing violent extremism

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) has launched an E-learning Course on the ‘Fundamentals of Preventing Violent Extremism and Radicalisation that Lead to Terrorism (VERLT)’.

Developed by the OSCE's Transnational Threats Department under a programme funded by Austria, Belgium, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Slovakia, and the United States of America, the e-learning course targets people with leadership potential who are well connected in their communities, actively contribute to positive change, and are motivated to make an impact against violent extremism.

The course is divided into four sessions: Understanding violent extremism; Addressing violent extremism; Media and Information literacy, and; Human rights in the context of counter-terrorism and addressing violent extremism.

It aims to strengthen participants’ skills and knowledge in human rights-based prevention efforts, and is based on the ‘Leaders against Intolerance and Violent Extremism (LIVE)’ capacity-building initiative, which draws elements from the United Nations Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism.

The course is currently available in English, with a Russian language version upcoming and can be accessed free of charge on the OSCE E-learning platform.


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