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The Youth Engagement and Violence Prevention report provides a sector snapshot of civil society efforts in the US and Europe towards engaging youth—from digital initiatives to increasing civic engagement to violence reduction. Under the auspices of the EU Commission’s Bridging Transatlantic Voices Initiative, researchers at the British Council, Georgia State University and ISD facilitated two closed-door dialogue-based focus groups with practitioners, policy-makers, and scholars to gain insight into the history and trajectory of engagement in civil society with young people and the challenges that civil society and government face today in an age of polarization, marginalization and violence.