This activity is deemed ODA-eligible. It demonstrates preventing violent extremism through non-coercive, intentional and target use of development assistance approaches aiming at providing positive alternatives to those most at risk of violent extremism in partner countries and countering the narrative of violent extremism that incites support for violence which is included in ODA (paragraph 116).
In addition, ODA-eligible activities for preventing violent extremism must be undertaken in accordance with respect for the peaceful exercise of political, social and economic rights, including the right to non-violent forms of political expression. Intelligence gathering is excluded from ODA. In addition, training in counter-subversion method or suppression of political dissidence is excluded from ODA (paragraph 118).
This activity concerns the research of root causes of radicalisation, which is listed amongst the examples of eligible activities in paragraph 119.