It's become known as the Aarhus Model, a programme designed in Denmark's second city to dissuade young people from going to fight for al-Qaeda or Islamic State. Thirty travelled to Syria in but only two so far this year - and only one in Ahmed is one young man who was convinced, a few years ago, to draw back from the first step on a path that could have ended in jihad. We meet in a large, loud, busy Turkish restaurant on the edge of the city, but we don't stay long. There are two of them - we'll call them Ahmed and Mahmoud - and what we have to talk about demands a measure of privacy.
Preparing to relocate to Denmark and Aarhus University
If you wish to get married in Denmark
Getting to Aarhus is easy by car, rail or by plane! Based in the Central Jutland area of Denmark it is only km's from Copenhagen and only km's from Hamburg making it such a short drive for any couples coming from Germany or who are flying into Copenhagen instead of Aarhus and want a nice little road or rail trip to explore a different city in Denmark. Aarhus began as a fortified Viking settlement in the 8th Century, the city was born on a coastline so the main business was through the harbours and passing trade of agricultural traders. However in the 17th century the trade dwindled due to war with the Swedish.
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Province East Jutland. Aarhus dates back to at least the late 8th century, and is among the oldest cities in Denmark. It was founded as a harbour settlement at the mouth of the Aarhus River and quickly became a trade hub.