I. General Programs and Policies

  • Support efforts for sharing and disseminating good practices outlined in the Abu Dhabi Memorandum globally and implementing good practices at different levels and across relevant sectors.
  • Design, develop and implement pilot programs drawing on the good practices outlined in the Abu Dhabi Memorandum in collaboration with existing initiatives conducted by Hedayah, GCERF and the EU RAN.
  • Commission and conduct research projects using relevant evaluation tools and drawing on existing relevant data that identify successes and failures of existing programs integrating education and CVE.
  • Ensure that programs and policies promoted by this Action Plan are designed and implemented with full regard to States’ obligations under international law, including international human rights law.

Ongoing initiatives include:


“CVE and Education Training”— In coordination with the US Institute of Peace (USIP), Hedayah has developed a series of three (3) courses on CVE and education for government officials, non-governmental organizations (NGO) and community groups working in the education sector that can be replicated a number of times with further funding.


European Union

“Holding Difficult Conversations”— the EU Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN) PREVENT Working Group has facilitated several workshops with educators on the topic of CVE. These dialogue sessions helped to identify the main challenges for teachers facing the threat, methods and good practices helping teachers to hold difficult conversations about radicalization with students/young people, and potential policy solutions to address the specific challenges educators face.