Mayor’s Countering Violent Extremism Programme (CVE)

In December 2017 the Mayor of London introduced a City Hall-wide Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Programme which will run throughout 2018.

The programme aims to empower Londoners to speak out against extremism to help keep London safe.

The Mayor’s CVE programme has three core objectives:

  • working to strengthen London’s minority and marginalised communities,
  • to safeguard the vulnerable
  • to stop the spread of extremist ideologies

Faiths Forum for London is working with the Mayor’s Policing and Crime (MOPAC) to deliver tailored focus groups aimed at young people, aged between 13-25 across London. The focus groups which will be run between October – November 2018, will facilitate and encourage discussion around identity and social integration. It is also a chance to have their say on Government strategies and whether from their perspective they believe these are successful and whether as Londoners they feel that the city has been affected by current political climates such as hate crime.

The project is an opportunity for young people to influence policy, as the research will feed into the Mayor’s review which will be published next year.

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