Delegation participates in SCN regional program to prevent extremism

Strong Cities network logo (Photo: SCN website)
AMMAN — A Jordanian delegation comprised of several decision-makers, representatives of the judiciary, and stakeholders began a visit to the Netherlands as part of a regional program implemented by the Strong Cities Network (SCN) to prevent extremism, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

According to the SCN's statement issued on Wednesday, the program aims to enhance the role of sic Community Prevention Networks in Jordan and Lebanon and build their capacities to support national strategies and action plans to prevent and counter violent extremism.

The delegation's visit included a number of Dutch institutions concerned with combating and preventing extremism, who are also scheduled to participate in workshops, and review experiences of the Netherlands' "safety houses," the statement noted.

The visit also aims to strengthen Dutch cities' ties with Jordanian and Lebanese counterparts, in line with the SCN's goals, by coordinating among various municipalities and community committees, the statement added.

Strong Cities Network, led by the Institute of Strategic Dialogue, was launched at the UN in September 2015. It is the first-ever global network of mayors, municipal-level policy makers, and practitioners united in building social cohesion and community resilience to counter violent extremism in all its forms.

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