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INEE Thematic Paper - Preventing Violent Extremism

English, Arabic, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Adolescents and Youth, Conflict Sensitive Education, Education for Peacebuilding, Peace Education, Preventing Violent Extremism, Quality Education, Safe Schools and Learning Environments
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White Paper
INEE Education Policy Working Group, subgroup on Youth, Violence and Peacebuilding
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INEE_ThematicPaper_PVE_ENG 306 KB Download
INEE_ThematicPaper_PVE_FRA 246 KB Download
INEE_ThematicPaper_PVE_ESP 246 KB Download
INEE_ThematicPaper_PVE_POR 267 KB Download
INEE_ThematicPaper_PVE_ARA 262 KB Download


An introduction to education and preventing violent extremism. There remains limited consensus on how to define violent extremism. This paper highlights some of the more commonly used concepts and working definitions, though INEE does not take a particular stance. The paper presents current thinking and up-to-date research, and provides some examples of how education can contribute towards preventing violence.

Conceptualized and developed by the INEE Education Policy Working Group Subgroup on Youth, Violence and Peacebuilding.

This publication is available in English, français, español, português, العربيه.