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Building Resilience Against Violent Extremisms

The training activity took place
in Mezzano - Italy
organised by Comitato d'Intesa
12/12/2107 - 20/12/2017

Aims & objectives

The project “BRAVE - Building Resilience Against Violent Extremism” aims at preventing the outbreak of extremist violence in multicultural settings by improving the quality of Counter-Violent Extremism (CVE) work and initiatives through capacity building of the practitioners and youth organizations involved in the CVE field.

The overall objective of this project is to produce a CVE training course to make a strong contribution to the fight against violent extremism and hate speech, firmly basing on actions promoting the respect for human rights, gender dimension, democracy participation, peace building initiatives, social inclusion and intercultural dialogue. The project has two main objectives:

1. Reinforce the civil society framework against violent extremism and radicalization:
To enhance effective counter extremism work within the community;
To promote effective activism and campaigning against extremis.

2. Prevent and reduce extremist violence and hate speech through concrete measure:
To strengthen the role of youth associations or organization in countering violent extremism;
To promote the role of gender dimension in countering violent extremism and hate speech.

BRAVE is going to be an innovative channel that facilitates the participation of young people in the process of creating a counter violent extremism and no hate speech agenda. This process includes, but is not limited to, intercultural dialogues, inputs to reports and publications, distribution of the no hate speech and CVE campaign materials, advocate for human rights.

Target group & international/intercultural composition of the group & team

We had 18 participants coming from the EuroMed area, such as Morocco, Tunisia, Jordan, Georgia, Croatia, Italy, Malta and Spain.

Training methods used & main activities

We used non-formal education activities, such as world cafe session, open space, team building activities, play roles, interviews in the city.

Outcomes of the activity

A part from a video, which will be accessible on Youtube after the end of the training, the main concrete outcome of the training course is a booklet that will gather all the five tools that were created during the course by the participants which aim is that of fighting violent extremism by raising awareness about it, and making people experience different topic by learning by doing.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I was the main trainer and facilitator of the entire training course. My task were that of organizing and designing the entire course, from the activities to the outcomes. I also had to create a educational booklet at the end of the training course with the tools that were created during the project, which will be accessible on SALTO for everyone.

I worked on this training for 7 days as a full time trainer.

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