Workshop: Are Inequalities the Root Causes of Violent Extremism?
This workshop is organised by NACE (Networking Arab Civic Education)
Moez Ali, UTIL, Tunisia
Sébastien Boussois, Belgium
Hilary Pilkington, Manchester University, UK
Moderation: Nelly Corbel, Global Civic Consulting, NECE Advisory Board, Egypt/France
How is socio-economic inequality indeed the root cause of the rising violent extremism in European and southern Mediterranean regions? To tackle the complexity of this issue, we draw attention to the diverse and interconnected interrelationships leading to violent extremism. Here we explore the formation of violent extremism, and the avenues which exist to address the issue. We’ll examine the importance of a “multi-stakeholder” approach for weaving sustainable methods into local communities, by creating a sense of collective responsibility and of purpose amongst vulnerable populations.