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National Approaches to Extremism in the MENA region and the Balkans

This publication describes the national structural and contextual approaches and strategies towards radicalisation and violent extremism in Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia, Morocco, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia and Bulgaria.

The report also assesses the weight of socio-political drivers in current approaches to radicalisation and violent extremism in the MENA region and the Balkans, particularly towards young people. It also explores how a socially-rooted approach might fit into the current dominant paradigm of P/CVE in these regions.

The 8 country reports in this publication set out valuable data, figures and information regarding violent extremism in their specific contexts, and provide a brief overview of the main policies, strategies and initiatives regarding P/CVE in each country. Moreover, they also identify the most relevant stakeholders in the field, both as source and target of such past and current visions and actions.

Up to 18 contributors from the Balkans and the MENA countries have worked in this document. Corinne Torrekens and Daphné de le Vingne (both from the Université Libre de Bruxelles) are the editors.

This publication constitutes a new step of the CONNEKT project to analyse and establish patterns of difference and commonalities between MENA and Balkan countries and also across regions. More prominently, it will shed some light on the impact of the international securitisation paradigm in the regions under study.

Full publication with the 8 reports

Bulgaria Country Report

Tunisia Country Report

North Macedonia Country Report

Morocco Country Report

Kosovo Country Report

Jordan Country Report

Bosnia and Herzegovina Country Report

Egypt Country Report


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020

research and innovation programme

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