We are excited to have become a member of the RESOLVE network. RESOLVE is “a global consortium of researchers and research organizations in agreement that factors contributing to community vulnerability and resilience to violent extremism are contextual.” Being a part of the growing RESOLVE network gives us new opportunities for exchange and collaboration on themes that are pivotal to our work.
Through its activities and research, the Berghof Foundation has regularly explored practical responses toward reducing the risks of violent extremism and strengthening factors of resilience. Some of our recent projects have focused on countering hate speech and radicalisation in Germany, preventing violent extremism in the Western Balkans, bridging intra-community gaps in Lebanon, promoting the potential for dialogue with Salafi-jihadi armed groups, and building community resilience in the Balkans, the Middle East and North Africa.
‘We share a drive to dig deeper into new ways of addressing the challenges of violent extremism – real and imagined – and to transfer the insights of grounded research into policy making and planning,’ emphasises Beatrix Austin, Head of Conflict Transformation Research at the Berghof Foundation.
Together with 30 distinguished partner organisations across the globe, as members of RESOLVE we will continue to capture and catalyse locally informed research on violent extremism to promote effective policy and practice.
The RESOLVE network secretariat is hosted at the United States Institute of Peace, which Berghof Foundation has been collaborating with in a multitude of ways over the years.
For more information, visit www.resolvenet.org and www.usip.org/programs/resolve-network-researching-solutions-violent-extremism.