The emergence of violent and terrorist attacks in Europe has risen big concerns. Although terrorist radicalization can happen at any age, young people in search of a sense of belonging, purpose, and/or identity may be more vulnerable to violent extremism. This is fueled by the lack of opportunities and future perspectives for youth, which led to social exclusion situation where young people can feel lost and susceptible to extremists ‘propaganda’. Civil society, especially youth workers, can offer credible alternatives to violent extremism, including in terms of narratives, role models and opportunities for mobilization, such as democratic participation, civic engagement, access to health and social services and employment opportunities.
The aim of the project is to tackle youth radicalization and extremism by strengthening the role and work of youth and civil society organizations and equip the youth workers with non-formal and peace education methodologies and strategies to build up personal Resilience and resistance to extremist behaviour. We raise awareness about extremists’ recruitment strategies to reach out and approach youth, online and individually.
Key Action: Learning Mobility of Individuals
Action Type: Youth mobility
Topics: Social dialogue Inclusion – equity Youth (Participation, Youth Work, Youth Policy)