The EuroMeSCo Annual Conference "Towards a Security Architecture for the Mediterranean", held on 14-15 April in Brussels, aimed at contributing to the debate in the final stretch before the release of the EU Global Strategy.
The outstanding points of the Conference have been gathered in the short report which can be found on the EU Global Strategy website
Full report from the Conference can be accessed here
EuroMeSCo Policy Brief 63
Countering Violent Extremism in the MENA Region: Time to Rethink Approaches and Strategies
By Moussa Bourekba
The foreign fighters phenomenon affecting MENA countries is unprecedented in its scale and pace. While most MENA countries have adopted “hard” strategies based on security-focused approaches, countering violent extremism also requires the use of “soft” strategies stemming from multidimensional approaches. This means turning the current short-term strategy into a long-term strategy addressing the roots of violent extremism.