The workshop was held on July 3-4, in Bishkek (Kyrgyz Republic). The Seminar was organized by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in collaboration with the State Commission for Religious Affairs under the President of the Kyrgyz Republic.
The regional workshop is part of the Central Asian Network on Countering and Preventing Violent Extremism. The network acts as an integrated platform for parties to share research, materials and information to evaluate and respond to the drivers of radicalization, as well as to understand existing approaches and good practices for the prevention of crimes involving radicalization, incitement and recruitment of persons to terrorist purposes. In addition, the Network aims to raise awareness and readiness to consider the important role of women, youth and victims of terrorism in the PNE.
The seminar was attended by representatives of authorized state bodies, civil society organizations and research institutes of Central Asian states. From the Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan took part the main researchers, Doctor of History Lesya Karataeva and Irina Chernykh.
The past event was aimed at encouraging and further developing interaction between interested structures using the potential of the Network, involving communities in efforts to prevent violent extremism.