The President of NEXUS Civil Concept Afrodita Musliu was attending the 4th Strong Cities Network Global Summit. The 2018 SCN Global Summit was hosted by the State Government of Victoria and took take place in Melbourne, Australia on 10, 11 and 12 July 2018.
The 2018 Summit provided a unique forum for policy makers, practitioners, academics and other specialists they have been connected and discussed best practice approaches to P/CVE, driving city leadership and fostering cooperation on countering all forms of violent extremism to build stronger, safer communities at the local level and on a global scale.
The Summit delivered training workshops for local practitioners and municipal officials on a wide range of topics, showcase local projects from across the membership and provided networking opportunities. Both local practitioners and municipal officials has benefit from connecting and sharing their experiences, and ultimately developed a better understanding of the factors driving violent extremism and ways to strengthen
resilience around the world.
Our focus was on:
1. Gender and P/CVE
2. Local Action Planning /Building Resilience from the Ground-Up
3. Local Youth Engagement in P/CVE
4. Recruitment Trends: Crime, Mental Health and Violent Extremism
5. New Models for Multiagency Cooperation
6. Counter Polarisation/ Populism