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Training Course Value the Difference: Preventing youth radicalisation – (Volume 2)

Dates: 29 October – 5 November 2017

Venue: Baitz (close to Berlin), Germany

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania

Application deadline: 13th October 2017

The second part of our training course for youth workers on radicalisation with a focus on the root cause of In/Exclusion.

General Description

As indicated by the European Agenda on Security (2015), the OSCE report “Working with youth and for youth” (2015) and the EU Radicalisation Awareness Network (2016), nowadays young people are increasingly confronted with the threat of radicalisation.

The process of radicalisation affects the European youth equally encompassing adversatively political, social, or religious affiliations and leads to the same outcome: a militancy based on a radical ideology of hate and exclusion.

This phenomenon originates mostly from political and/or religious organisations promoting radical value systems among young people, which are appealing inasmuch as they offer to paint the complexity of the world black and white. This training course seeks to address two main needs of youth work’s stakeholders.

Firstly, we open up a critical, structured reflection on youth workers’ ways of working with youth taking into account the complexity of the youth radicalisation and the need of “non-formal educators” to be updated with innovative knowledge, skills and methodologies. Secondly, we critically analyse youth centres and youth organisations’ capacities and strategies to cooperate with other public and private stakeholders.

The outlined training course “Value the Difference – Preventing youth radicalisation: Volume 2” offers youth workers and youth leaders from 9 Programme Countries a well-conceived learning experience, aimed to reflect upon theory and practice of non-formal education providers on the main topics above presented.

Please be aware that this is the 2nd part of the training course ‘Value the difference – preventing youth radicalisation’. It is NOT MANDATORY to have taken part in the first round, we however will recommend you some literature to read beforehand. The first training course had been focused on terminology, analysis of root-causes, push/pull factors and already a few educational interventions.

The 2nd part will be dedicated to focus more closely on two root causes, which were mentioned as highly relevant for different types of extremism. This will be In/Exclusion (first block) as well as Labeling/Discrimination (second block).

As a third block we will look at the concept of resilience and we will together collect exercises and interventions in this field. Moreover, we will have a study visit day in Berlin and will meet organisations active in the field of the prevention of radicalisation.

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This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

Being selected for this course, accomodation and food will be provided

The maximum amount for travel reimbursement are the following:

Italy, Romania, Bulgaria, Poland, Greece, Hungary: 275,00 €
Germany, Denmark 180,00 €

There won’t be a participation fee.





Phone: 004917627038376

For additional information please: Download the Application form

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