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Youth work against violent radicalisation

A 2 day meeting for the NA officers on youth work and anti-radicalisation, should help them to better support beneficiaries working on this topic. From 14 to 16 November 2018, Bonn, Germany.

Theme

Youth radicalisation and the associated use of violence have become a growing issue of concern in Europe and its neighbouring regions. There has been a notable increase in hate speech, incidence of hate crimes and attacks on migrants and refugees, propaganda and violent xenophobia, as well as a rise in religious and political extremism and in terrorist attacks in Europe and its neighbouring regions. All of these emerging concerns have highlighted the need to work with young people in order to identify and address the root causes of extremism and prevent their radicalisation, as well as strengthen young people’s resilience, prevent marginalisation, promote equality, emphasise alternatives and reinforce the cohesion of communities in which they live.

In last few years several initiatives and studies have been conducted also by the E+: Youth in Action Network of National Agencies and SALTOs. In order to determine and illustrate the role of youth work in this regard, the SALTO EuroMed, SALTO EECA, SALTO SEE, the National Agencies of Erasmus+ Youth in Action of France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, the United Kingdom, and the partnership between the Council of Europe and the European Commission in the field of youth have come together in 2017 to research and showcase positive ways and initiatives in which violent radicalisation of young people can be addressed and prevented. www.salto-youth.net/againstviolentradicalisation/

SALTO Cultural Diversity published in 2016. a resource pack for youth workers: “Young people and extremism” www.salto-youth.net/youngpeopleandextremism/

There are already several capacity building activities on the NAs 2018 agendas, targeting youth workers. With this event SALTO I&D and German NA want to share the accumulated knowledge with the NA staff, in particular with the I&D officers.

Aim

To equip the NA officers with knowledge on youth work and anti-radicalisation, in order to better support beneficiaries working on this topic. 

Objectives

  • To discuss and share anti-radicalization initiatives in different countries
  • To reflect on the role of youth work and the programme in addressing youth radicalization
  • To gain knowledge on resources developed in the framework of the E+ and beyond, in order to create better understanding and know how.
  • To create and exchange ideas on how to develop network activities which would better support development of the youth workers competences in this field.

Programme elements

  • Intro & getting to know each other
  • Sharing national realities on anti-radicalisation 
  • Concepts, definitions, stats
  • Sharing resources and tools
  • Presenting the studies: “Youth work against violent radicalisation” & “Young people and extremism” (done by the researchers)
  • Project visit – local/national examples
  • Role of the NA in youth workers competence development in this field (how do we do it, what is needed, with whom..?)
  • Creating an individual action plan
  • Evaluation

Practicalities

  • Hosting NA: German NA
  • Participants: NA ID & other NA staff intrested in the topic
  • Trainer: Iyad Aljaber from Jordan
  • Venue: Bonn, Germany 
  • Arrival: Wensday 14 November 2018 (arrival by 11h in the airport, programme starts 14h)
  • Departure: Friday 16 November 2018 (after 14h)
  • Participants pay: own travel to/from venue, accommodation in single rooms (costs for lodging & meals for 2 days will be app 250-300€/per participant). The costs will be invoiced to each participant after the event! 
  • We have space for 15 participants!

Register by 6 October 2018 here!

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