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Foundation leads study to consider how dealing with the past can prevent violent conflict

November 17, 2013 | Nick Taylor

The Foundation for Peace co-chairs the European Union’s Radicalisation Awareness Network and this week will visit Croatia to learn about how the Balkan countries, and other EU member states, are preventing further violent extremism by dealing with the past.

The two-day study (19th and 20th November) funded by the EU Commission will hear directly from professionals from states who are recovering from a violent recent past and may also be continuing challenges.

The Balkan countries will demonstrate the challenges they are trying to overcome with speakers from the University of Zagreb, Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe – Mission to Bosnia & Herzegovina and the Mission to Serbia.

Experts will talk about how to tackle hate crime, the types of traumas suffered and practical approaches in schools and with minority groups.

There will also be presentations from other conflict areas including experts from Northern Ireland and the Basque Country.

The Foundation’s Kelly Simcock will co-Chair the EU network, along with Hungary, and will also present its work in the prevention and resolution of violent conflict.

To find out more about the work of the EU Radicalisation Awareness Network and the Foundation for Peace log onto www.foundation4peace.org

EU Radicalisation Awareness Network – http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/home-affairs/what-we-do/networks/radicalisation_awareness_network/index_en.htm

Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe – Mission to Bosnia & Herzegovina http://www.oscebih.org/

Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe – Mission to Serbia http://www.osce.org/serbia