Carys Evans

Carys is a specialist consultant with over five years expertise working with young people and community organisations where her role is to manage young volunteers in schools across the West Midlands. Her area of expertise is concentrated on social action, youth and community integration. In addition to delivering training programmes, she creates and designs bespoke training programme that are delivered in cities across the UK. She has over 6 years’ experience facilitating issue-based workshops with young people, encouraging lively, open discussions and engagement. Carys is a graduate of the University of Sheffield where she studied History and Politics.

9/11: The Al Qaeda attacks on New York’s Twin Towers and the Pentagon in Washington on 11th September 2001, which triggered President George W Bush’s ‘War on Terror’ and the  wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

7/7: The co-ordinated bomb attacks on London by four young British men in the name of Al Qaeda, on 7th July 2005, which killed 52 people.

Al Qaeda: Terrorist group founded in 1988 by Osama Bin Laden, which committed the 9/11 attacks.

Islamic State (Daesh/IS/ISIS/ISIL): Terrorist group formed after the fall of Saddam Hussain in Iraq and the civil war in Syria. It is the most prominent recruiter of Westerners to its mission to establish its own state.

CONTEST & the ‘4 Ps’: The British Government’s Counter Terrorism strategy initiated in 2006, revised in 2011, consisting of 4 strands: Prepare, Protect, Prevent and Pursue.

Prevent: Aiming to stop (prevent) individuals from supporting terrorism or becoming terrorists.