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Preventing Extremism in Youth

Preventing extremism in youth was one of our 2016 priorities. In line with this, we co-hosted two training courses:

 

  Training Course: Location:
Part I: Preventing Youth Extremism Paris, France
Part II: Tipping Point - Understanding and Tackling Extremism Sofia, Bulgaria

 

Training Course Part I:

Preventing Youth Extremism

18 - 22 April 2016 | Aubervilliers, France

In April 2016, the French National Agency and SALTO Cultural Diversity hosted a training course for youth workers who work directly with young people and who are concerned about religious or political radicalisation of the young people they support.

A group consisting of youth workers, youth leaders, teachers and decision makers met to exchange ideas and learn ways of preventing youth extremism (especially through Erasmus+ Projects).

This training course gave participants a deeper understanding of the concept of extremism and equipped them with tools for understanding and working with those most at risk.

This training course consisted of workshops, lectures, group work and the sharing of experiences and challenges. There was also input from an academic who researches religious radicalisation (thank you Raaja!)

The objectives were as follows:

  1. Identifying and understanding the causes of extremism/radicalisation
  2. Recognising the importance of dialogue on the concept of citizenship and to further develop the dynamics of identity along with religious/political beliefs
  3. To equip participants with the ability to identify those most at risk and to provide them with the tools to respond to different levels of extremism/radicalisation
  4. Designing and implementing activities in the frame of Erasmus+ to help young people at risk

This training activity was funded by:

The Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme

 

Training Course Part II:

Tipping Point - Understanding and Tackling Extremism

6 - 11 November 2016 | Sofia, Bulgaria

In November 2016, the second edition of the "Preventing Extremism" training course was hosted by the Bulgarian National Agency Human Resource Development Centre (HDRC) and SALTO Cultural Diversity.

This was a training course for youth practitioners working directly with young people who are vulnerable to religious/political radicalisation.

A group of youth workers, youth leaders and decision makers met to exchange ideas and learn ways of preventing youth extremism (especially through Erasmus+ projects).

This training course gave participants a deeper understanding of the concept of extremism and equipped them with tools for identifying, and working with those most at risk. There was a focus on how intercultural dialogue in international youth work can be used to engage those who might otherwise turn to extremism.

This training course consisted of workshops, lectures, group work and the sharing of best practice examples, experiences and challenges.

The objectives were as follows:

  1. Identifying and understanding the causes of extremism
  2. Improving knowledge of the processes involved in radicalisation
  3. To equip participants with the ability to identify those most at risk and with the tools to respond
  4. To make participants more aware of the opprtunities available under Erasmus+ to support their work with young people in this context
  5. To provide opportunities to share good practice initiatives to challenge youth extremism

This training activity was funded by:

The Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme

 

Online Resources

Resource Packs for Youth Workers

Are you interested in exploring the perspectives of young people?

Would you like to examine what factors are involved in influencing young people to participate in extremism, particularly violent extremism?

Do you want to better understand the value of non-formal education and how youth work can make a difference to the way we work with young people?

Are you a youth worker wanting to increase your understanding of the issues and awareness of the complexities of extremism, enabling you to better identify youth at risk?

We have added 2 new publications to our website!.

 

  Publications: Available:
Part I:    Young People and Extremism: A Resource Pack for Youth Workers Online
Part II: Young People and Extremism: A Resource Pack for Youth Workers Additional Materials Online

These new materials are intended to provide theoretical and practical support to youth workers, and to provide information and insight to policymakers, youth and education practitions, and other organisations involved in responding to the risks from radicalisation and extremism. They build on the training events co-organised by SALTO Cultural Diversity with Erasmus+ National Agencies in 2016.

Download the resource packs for FREE here!

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