Special Interest Group on Countering Extremism (SIGCE) Eastern Regional Network

Date: Friday 24 January 2020
Time: 09:30 - 14:00
Location: Granta Centre, Granta Park, Great Abington, Cambridge CB21 6AL
Event Fee:Base Price - FREE

At a time when the threat of extremism to our communities is of immediate and increasing and concern to us all, the need for local authorities to work together to counter this threat and support one another more effectively is paramount.

Following our regional survey conducted in August 2019 responded to by 24 LAs, we are inviting senior members and local authority officers from across the East of England region to take part in an initial network event. This will:

  • Provide overview of the work of the SIGCE and CE agenda for LAs
  • Share, explore and feedback on current extremism issues and risks for LAs in East of England
  • Consider what the SIGCE can offer and what LA’s need from the network – now and in the future
  • Build relationships between colleagues across the Eastern region

We will have the opportunity to hear from colleagues working on this important agenda with national government, and in academia and policy making, as well as from the Local Government Association.

Most importantly, the event will be focussed on sharing experience and insight into the challenges LAs are facing across the region, and how the network can help support councils in addressing these challenges.

The Special Interest Group on Countering Extremism (SIGCE) is a local authority led network supporting and enhancing the capacity of councils to meet the ever-evolving challenges of extremism, hatred and intolerance. 

Councils know best what works in responding to these complex and sensitive issues in their own communities. Bringing councils and partner agencies together across England and Wales, the SIGCE is supporting local authorities to share their learning and experiences, explore common challenges, collaborate and support each other in their work.

The SIGCE’s remit encompasses all forms of extremism and intolerance relevant to councils and their communities. It is helping councils to deliver the national counter-extremism strategy at a local level; to explore how counter-extremism work fits alongside Prevent and cohesion and integration in the wider strategic framework; and provides a platform to share resources and develop good practice.

The SIGCE’s work is shaped by the issues that councils say matter most. It is delivering a number of seminars for local authorities on current and emerging extremism issues; establishing regional forums to facilitate peer-to-peer elected member engagement; establishing small task-based action learning groups for councils to work collaboratively on specific shared challenges; and facilitating an online Knowledge Hub platform for officers from councils and partner agencies to exchange resources and ideas.

For further information about SIGCE please see www.local.gov.uk/sigce
For futher information about this Network Event please contact annie.richardson@eelga.gov.uk

Cancellations, substitutions and transfers

Please note: This is a free event. However, cancellations made less than 1 week before the event date or non-attendance on the day will be charge £100 plus VAT.

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