Updated Guidance on ODA-Eligible Activities for Preventing Violent Extremism: Implications and Opportunities for the European Union

This paper assesses how the revised guidelines will impact the EU and its decisions on financing external support for actions to prevent violent extremism. It examines the situation before and after the aforementioned changes to ODA-eligibility rules took place, and concludes with some specific recommendations for the EU to consider in the future, including: devoting more resources to PVE activities across a wider array of EU Instruments (geographic and thematic); and urging the EU and its member states to press the OECD to collect, analyse and disseminate data on how PVE funds are spent when recorded as ODA.

 

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