The Second Steering Committee of the MINDb4ACT project took place in Vienna on April 2018. During the two-day reunion, all partners had the chance to discuss the overall project status and the next steps to be taken.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, 25-26 April 2018 the Second Steering Committee of the MINDb4ACT project took place in Vienna. An occasion to discuss the overall project status and to define the next steps to be taken. The two-day reunion among all partners was organized by the project leader Elcano Royal Institute (RIE) with the collaboration of the Austrian partners SYNYO.

Of the meeting, Francisco Andrés Pérez Director of the RIE Project Office said, “Today is a very important occasion to revise the project and make step forward. Our purpose today is to reach agreements and turn into practical actions all the work done until now”.

The first day was entirely focused on management and coordination of the project, whereas the second day a Roundtable on International cooperation in countering violent extremism’s policies was held. Four high-level speakers participated at the debate leaded by Carola García-Calvo, Senior Analyst of the Programme on Global terrorism at RIE. Panellists of the event: Katharina Goetsch (University of Vienna), Agnieszka Hejduk (OSCE), Werner Prinzjakowitsch (RAN), Moritz Konradi (EFUS).

One time more, having a multi-agency and multi-actor approach in tackling violent radicalization was underlined as an asset. Speaker underlined the role of families, civil society and youth in countering, prevent radicalization together with International organizations and universities.

“Mindb4act is doing a great job in coordinating different networks and EU projects in the field of CVE and PVE policies. Collaboration is definitely a CVE challenge”, said the speaker Mortiz Konradi from Efus.