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Government Engagement and Communication Strategies with Communities

This report focuses on the increasing role of government communications to counter violent extremism, and examines some of the key projects, programmes and policies activated by government to counter violent extremism at both national and local levels. This report draws on best practices and lessons learned from series of case studies from Europe and beyond, particularly from North America and Australia.

  • Section 1 looks at the initial shortcomings in crisis-driven government engagement with communities, highlighting some of the key challenges in early efforts.
  • Section 2 focuses on the relatively new strategic communications activities developed by central governments to counter violent extremism.
  • Section 3 examines more tailored local government communications efforts by local authorities and law enforcement.
  • Section 4 offers a series of conclusions and recommendations for governments based on existing best practices and lessons learned.

Resource published 2014