14 March 2019

The National Coordination Unit for Preventing Violent Extremism at the Presidency of Council of Ministers in partnership with The Strong Cities Network in Lebanon co-organized a mayors meeting on “The Role of Mayors in Preventing Violent Extremism” on the 14th of March 2019 in the Grand Serail of Beirut. The meeting started with presenting the National PVE strategy by the national coordinator for Preventing Violent Extremism, Rubina Abou Zeinab, followed by presentation of the Mayor of Vilvorde and deputy Mayor of Bordeaux who shared their respective experience in PVE on the local level.

The meeting included heads of Municipal Unions in Lebanon; Hans Bonte, Mayor of Vilvoorde; Belgium; and Marik Fetouh, Deputy Mayor of Bordeaux, France, as well as local community prevention network members who participated to share experiences of the networks and their members.