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Month: November 2018

Youth Work against Violent Radicalisation: Report of the International Conference

Youth Work against Violent Radicalisation: Report of the International Conference

 

The conference represents the second stage in a long-term strategy about youth work against violent radicalisation, involving various European countries and Europe’s neighbouring regions. It was based on the outcomes of a mapping exercise aimed at showcasing the positive ways and initiatives in which youth violent radicalisation can be addressed.
Within the framework of the mapping exercise, youth workers, youth led organisations and NGOs for youth, informal groups, institutions and public authorities implementing social, cultural, educational, political and sportsrelated activities through youth work were invited to complete a survey according to specific criteria. The goal was to draw lessons, conclusions and recommendations regarding the needs and challenges of youth work at different levels.

Here the link with the report:

Report Malta Salto

 

Seminar: Building young people’s resilience against violent radicalisation, Tirana, 19 – 24 Nov 2018

Seminar: Building young people’s resilience against violent radicalisation, Tirana, 19 – 24 Nov 2018

The seminar aims to offer a space for reflection, sharing practices and exploring their interdependencies, between youth workers and other kinds of practitioners working in the field of building resilience against young people’s violent radicalisation.

Young people’s personal circumstances and the 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 the communities in which they live.

Seminar Description

We will post on the blog updates, contents and discussions’ outcomes from the Seminar!

 

The Preventive Role of Open Youth Work in Radicalisation and Extremism

The Preventive Role of Open Youth Work in Radicalisation and Extremism

“Open Youth Work in Austria means both working in youth centres, youth clubs, drop-in centres and working in public areas in the form of outreach work or detached youth work. It is financially supported mainly by the municipalities, sometimes by provincial governments and carried out by Non Profit Organisations. As Austria does not have a specific education for Youth Work professionals come from different kind of educational background (social worker, social pedagogy, arts etc.)
This article will not provide another theory of the phenomena of (youth) extremism. It will rather highlight the role of open youthwork in the prevention of radicalism and extremism and why the general principles of this approach are one of the keys to young people at risk.”

During the Seminar that will be held in Tirana from 19 to 23 November 2018, Werner Prinzjakowitsch introduces his experience and approaches about the phonomena of (youth) extremism and the role of youth work.

Here you can find his article where he is illustrating is point of view: Journal f OYW Extremism WP rev 2016 06 18

Enjoy the reading !