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60 Euro-Mediterranean Cities Stand United against Terrorism

  • Photo Credit: Franck Fernandes, Nice Matin

    In the presence of the European commissioner Julian King, the Center for Mediterranean Integration joined more than 60 Euro-Mediterranean cities convening in Nice to take stand against terrorism. During the conference a common declaration consisting of 17 points of action was drafted and cosigned by the attending mayors.


    This is a testimony to the necessity of local work on the field of violent extremism prevention.


    In light of this conference, CMI representative, Jacques Ould-Aoudia presented the main recommendations of the CMI’s report on “Development and Violent Extremism”.


    He stated to the French newspaper Nice-Matin that “radicalization comes as a response to a need for social revenge more than it being a spiritual desire”. “Today, we need to rebuild the social contract with youth”, he added, underlining the importance of focusing on youth as a core component in crafting solutions to the radicalization problem.   


    Read the declaration here.