Collaboration and conflict over measures against violent extremism
In 2014, the Swedish government appointed a "national coordinator to protect democracy against violent extremism".
The aim was to promote measures that prevent individuals from being “radicalized”, and to offer opportunities for drop-outs for those who participate in activities within violent environments. Based on the coordinator's guidelines, Swedish municipalities are now developing action programs to counter young people's radicalization. The activities include a number of occupational groups; from local police, curators and social workers to teachers, leisure leaders and youth leaders.