ODA eligibility database




Sector or themePeace and security: preventing violent extremism
Provider countryEU Institutions
Recipient countryDeveloping countries (unspecified)
Implementing agencyClub de Madrid
Budget (USD x 1000)305
Purpose code15110 Public sector policy and administrative management

  • This activity is part of the EU’s Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace. The Club de Madrid (CdM) is the world’s largest independent and non-profit organisation of former democratic Presidents and Prime Ministers. It partners with governments, inter-governmental organisations, civil society, scholars and the business world, building bridges between those institutes, current leaders and policy makers in order to encouraging dialogue to foster social and political change. The CdM also addresses issues of national democratic government, transnational governance and of the global community. This project builds upon the EU funded project implemented by CdM last year: the ‘Policy Dialogue on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism’.
  • The overall objective of this action is to produce comprehensive, multilateral recommendations that would strengthen counter violent extremism narratives and positive messaging using media tools and citizen journalism to prevent and counter radicalisation and violent extremism. - To bridge the gap between government officials, civil society actors and practitioners, including specialised journalists and representatives from the media and to work collaboratively towards developing an effective counter-narrative alternative to violent extremism; - To facilitate knowledge-exchange on counter-recruitment and counter-narratives; - To promote the implementation of international community efforts in the P/CVE field, in particular the work of the EU and other international and regional actors, in developing effective counter-narratives. EU funds covered the organisation of the meeting in Brussels and also the funding for the CdM to carry out the project itself.
  • Development of comprehensive, evidence-based recommendations on alternative narratives to messages of hate and intolerance; strengthened cooperation among policy makers, civil society organisations and media experts at local, national and regional levels for the development of sustainable P/CVE policy; creation of informal multi-stakeholder, multi-regional platform for cross-learning on P/CVE policies, counter narrative communication strategies and good practices, with special emphasis on the use of traditional and social media; raised awareness on existing international community’s tools and initiatives for building P/CVE capabilities; increased visibility and dissemination of good practices and project recommendations on the online platform to promote proven P/CVE communications practices; development of in-depth qualitative research analysis on the elements of effective counter-narratives and alternative-narratives to violent extremism, including communication tools, messaging, language and audience.
  • The programme is deemed ODA-eligible as its objectives and activities comply with the eligible activities in the field of PVE: working with civil society groups specifically to prevent radicalisation, support reintegration and deradicalisation, and promote community engagement and research into positive alternatives to address causes of violent extremism in developing countries (paragraph 119).