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Youth work against Violent Radicalisation: competencies developement training

Training Course

4-9 March 2019 | TBD, Italy

The training will provide participants time, tools and input about the importance of growing community resilience that support the youth welbeing specially in critical social and political situation.

There are more than 1.2 billion young people (ages 15-24) in the world today with about 89 million youth (ages 15-29) in the countries of the European Union. Young people are impacted by constant changes in global social and economic realities, and many of them face poverty, exclusion, inequality and marginalisation. Their personal circumstances and wider political, social and economic environment in which they live may make them vulnerable to various radical influences and also violent radicalisation. Realities of this emerging trend make it necessary to emphasise the need to work with young people in Europe and its neighbouring regions, in order to strengthen their resilience to violent radicalisation, and reinforce the openness and inclusiveness of communities in which they live.

In order to determine and illustrate the role of youth work in this regard, the SALTO EuroMed, SALTO EECA and SALTO SEE Resource Centres together with the National Agencies of Erasmus+ Youth in Action of France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, the United Kingdom as well as the EU-CoE youth partnership have come together to research and showcase positive ways and initiatives in which youth violent radicalisation can be addressed and prevented and to examine how we can strengthen the role of different actors, in an attempt to compile a long-term strategy about youth work against violent radicalisation.

The training will last 5 days and will be held in a symbolic place in Italy that will help to reflect about the meaning of radicalisation but also opening and community resilience.

The training will provide participant time, tools and input about the importance of growing community resilience that support the youth welbeing specially in critical social and political situation.

The role of youth work in this sense, is to activate process of community resilience that will facilitate the empowerment of youth toward situation of violent radicalisation.
Violence and violent radicalisation are phenomena to which youth are exposed and youth workers should develop specific competencies (or reinforce some) to develop a stronger counternarrative that will allow a stronger community resilience embracing them.

The training will, then, provide opportunities of sharing tools, reflecting about needed competencies and develop some of them and, specially, to valorise the experience already done on the field for reinforce the competencies. In fact, the 5 working days will provide reflection time, coaching tools and dialogue among peers to grow as professionals and reinforce when needed .

The training is open to all the youth workers and practitioners interested in reinforce their personal and professional competencies in working in building community resilience.


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Training overview


This activity has already happened!

This Training Course is

for 30 participants

from Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries , Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

and recommended for

Youth workers, Youth leaders, Youth coaches

Working language(s):



Agenzia Nazionale per i Giovani (IT NA) (National Agency)


  • South East Europe SALTO Resource Centre (SALTO Resource Centre)
  • Eastern Europe and caucasus SALTO Resource Centre (SALTO Resource Centre)
  • Euromed and Good Practices SALTO Resource Centre (SALTO Resource Centre)

Contact for questions:

Alessia Cecchini

E-mail: demichelifederica@gmail.com


Phone: +39 06.3759.1248

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.


Participation fee

This project is financed by the participating NAs of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme and regional SALTO Resource Centres. The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA or your own regional SALTORC to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.


Accommodation and food

The Italian National Agency will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food for all the participants.

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency or your own regional SALTO RC will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact them to learn more about how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participants are entitled to receive a Youthpass certificate from the organiser, for recognition of their competence development during the activity. Read more about Youthpass:

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