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How to deal with European minors returning from Islamic State: interesting video

How to deal with European minors returning from Islamic State: interesting video

In the last week during the seminar held in Tirana, many discussion were about the role of youth work preventing youth going through a radicalisation process and path.

We had discussed also about how deal with youth coming back from an experience of radicalisation.

Research Fellow joined a panel on Monday night, discussing how to deal with European minors returning from Islamic State. This panel is bringing some interesting elements of discussion and some more elements for plan the role of youth work in the return process.

The clip can be found here:

From @ICSR_Centre Independent, cutting-edge research on radicalisation, terrorism, and political violence. King’s College London. RT ≠ endorsement

 

RAN – approaches and practises

RAN – approaches and practises

During our seminar in Tirana, we had the pleasure to have Mr Werner Prinzjakowitsch representing RAN Network.

RAN is a network of 5000+ frontline or grassroots practitioners from around Europe who work daily with people who have already been radicalised, or who are vulnerable to radicalisation. Practitioners include police and prison authorities, but also those who are not traditionally involved in counter-terrorism activities, such as teachers, youth workers, civil society representatives, local authorities representatives and healthcare professionals. These practitioners combine their knowledge and share information during working groups. Werner is the chair of the RAN working group about Youth, Families and Communities and I work for the Centre of Excellence supporting the network and its actions.

RAN is publishing quite many interesting tools, approachesn and practises.The one that we would like to introduce you  is about the importance to connect the training to the available local institutions, give instructions on how to report on it “Training for first line practitioners”

Available here  https://bit.ly/2TKvA5V #RANCollection

 

Building young people’s resilience against violent radicalisation: a new video of shared practises

Building young people’s resilience against violent radicalisation: a new video of shared practises

“ Building young people’s resilience against violent radicalisation: The role of informal safe spaces to  have difficult but respectful  conversations within the formal  educational environment.

Here the video interview about his experience and the practises presented during the Seminar: Building young people’s resilience against violent radicalisation, in Tirana.

Practises Presentation by NIK_UK

 

Positive narrative

Positive narrative

Positive Narrative video and experiences

During the Seminar “Seminar Building young people’s resilience against violent radicalisation” we worked on positive narrative approach in building resilient communities and the importance of changing from grassroots the narrative about the others.

Some inspirations and some reflections came from videos and campains raised in the last years.

“SHEIKH JACKSON Trailer | TIFF 2017”

The Ex Neo-Nazi Transgender Woman

Avarage Muhammad

Trojan T-shirt (EXIT Germany)

#EqualGames campain

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

 

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 !

 

 

Resources

Resources

Publications and Policy Documents

Youth Work against violent radicalisation: Theory, concepts and primary prevention in practise

This study presents ways in which youth work prevents radicalisation leading to violence and identifies inspiring youth work practices.

In order to examine how different actors have been dealing with potential violent radicalisation of young people, the SALTO EuroMed, SALTO EECA and SALTO SEE Resource Centres, the National Agencies of Erasmus +: Youth in Action of Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway and Poland, and European Union and Council of Europe Youth Partnership have come together to research and showcase positive ways and initiatives in which youth violent radicalisation can be addressed and prevented, and 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 ReportThe 20 practices included in this research offer different perspectives on how diverse youth work approaches and methods can shape young peoples attitudes, perceptions and behaviours. These practices are grouped in five categories: peer education; online campaigns and digital media; co-operation with other stakeholders; providing opportunities and education and training. While all the practices presented here use more than one approach in the prevention of violent radicalisation, the grouping serves to showcase the interdisciplinary nature of the work, and a variety of approaches, activities and frameworks that youth workers use in their everyday activities.

Based on these practices, and on the outcomes from the conference “Youth Work against Violent Radicalisation” organised in Malta in November 2017, several findings, lessons, needs and challenges relevant for youth work have been identified. Some of the most important lessons and conclusions for prevention and multiplication are as follows:

  • Take a holistic approach to preventing violent radicalisation, linked to intercultural education, human rights, peace education, media literacy, citizenship education etc.
  • Peer-horizontal, trust-based and non-hierarchical relations allow for easier confrontation with sensitive and personal issues.
  • Building partnerships with other community actors is crucial in transferring the values of youth work to the entire community.
  • Empower young people and develop their competences, which will give them more opportunities and better future perspectives in their personal and professional lives.
  • Provide young people with alternatives and role models.
  • Deal explicitly with messages inciting violence and hate speech, by developing young peoples critical thinking and being open and honest with young people.

Can be interesting to have a look to the presentation that the Authors did during the Conference in Malta in 2017: Power Point Presentation

Liaisons

Liaisons is the product of the Partnership Agreement between the Council of Europe and the European Youth Information and Counselling Agency (ERYICA). The Partnership aims to promote and develop European co-operation within the field of youth information and counselling. Methods include, in particular, the development of training activities and resources for actors working in the youth sector, in line with the needs and demands expressed by Members States of the Council of Europe and other countrieswho have signed up to the European Cultural Convention.

At present, those working in politics and the youth sector are looking to put in place mechanisms, structures and action plans to prevent and counteract the evolution of radicalisation and violent extremism amongst young people. The Council of Europe, ERYICA and its Francophone members (CIDJ France, CIJ Luxembourg, CIDJ Belgium and Infor Jeunes Bruxelles) highlight the importance of youth information and counselling in achieving this aim, as well as the fundamental role that working together with key stakeholders may play in preventing this phenomenon.

Young People and Extremism Resource Packs

Get theoretical and practical support, information and insights – for youth workers, policy-makers, youth and education practitioners and organisations responding to the risks of radicalisation and extremism.This resource pack offers ideas, examples and practical techniques through which youth workers, community workers and policymakers can engage with challenging questions and better understand the context young people are living in.It explores the role of youth work in responding to the risks to young people from different forms of extremism. Alongside each section, there are questions to aid critical reflection and help you think about the best way to apply these ideas in your context and with the young people you work with.The pack also includes a number of case studies (showing how some of these techniques have been put into practice) and tools and practical ideas you can implement in your own work.

 

 

 

 

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.