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Foundation speaks at national seminar in Ukraine

November 4, 2014 | Nick Taylor

The Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace are attending and speaking at a National Seminar in Ukraine.  The theme is Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalisation that leads to terrorism.

The Foundation’s Director of Commissions, Kelly Simcock, is in the Ukraine over the coming days contributing to the seminar that is exploring how the Ukraine can work to counter violent extremism and radicalisation that may lead to terrorism.

The two day programme draws professionals, policy makers and researchers together from the Ukraine with guest speakers from across the EU including the Foundation.

The conference is being hosted by the Organisation for Security and cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

The event will consider the present situation in Ukraine and explore the prospects for a national approach to dealing with the issues being encountered in that country.

Originally planned to take place earlier this year, the event comes at an important time as countries globally look to reduce vulnerability and build resilience to the challenge of violent conflict that threatens to divide us.

As well as speaking about the Foundations work with communities, Kelly will also talk about the work of the EU’s Radicalisation Awareness Network that the Foundation chairs and the learning taken from this network.

To find out more about the Organisation for Security and cooperation in Europe (OSCE) – click here