Building Community Resilience in CVE

Selim Ibraimi (CSSD)-The societies new approach to countering violent extremism (CVE) through engaging community and civil society partners, challenges us to make a paradigm shift in how we understand the causes of radicalization, extremism and terrorism. This approach  should be supported by theory, research findings, knowledge, policy successes and supporting serious projects.

However, for the  institutions to deliver on its promise of building community resilience, it is necessary to better understand the meanings of resilience as applied to regions or municipalities under the threat of violent extremism. The resilience approach will need to take in consideration the issues of multilevel dimensions, sociocultural context, and community collaboration in all regions of Macedonia.