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Youth work against Violent Radicalisation: Competencies Development Training_ONLINE

Youth work against Violent Radicalisation: Competencies Development Training_ONLINE

The training will participant time, tools and input about the importance of growing community resilience that support the youth welbeing specially in critical social and political situation. The training, then, provided opportunities of sharing tools, reflecting about needed competencies and develop some of them and, specially, to valorise the experience already done on the field for reinforce the competencies.

During the activity will be introduced the competence model that a research group is validating and that would be used for further training curricula or professional developements in the field of youth work preventing violent radicalisation and extremism.

The role of youth work in this sense, is to activate process of community resilience that will facilitate the empowerment of youth toward situation of violent radicalisation.
Violence and violent radicalisation are phenomena to which youth are exposed and youth workers should develop specific competencies (or reinforce some) to develop a stronger counternarrative that will allow a stronger community resilience embracing them.

The activity is online during these working days: 12/13 October 2020 and 22/23 October 2020 as in this draft programme.

How to participate? Fill in this form by 3rd October 2020

DAY 1 – 12 October DAY 2 – 13 OctoberDAY 3 – 22 OctoberDAY 4 – 23 October
Morning1IntroductionOpeningPresentations (Getting to know the group)Wider context of YWAVRKeynote Invited expert – keynote on Radicalization today and required competencies to work on the themeResults from asynchronous workMy Competences-Self-assessment based on the modelWorkshops:Focusing on competencesOn toolsErasmus+ & ESC
Morning2Building a Common GroundUsing the card game to explore fundamental conceptsSharing our realities: Our work on the theme based on Practices/ Tools/ ApproachesMy organization-role of my organization;– organizational competences & limitations&My Community Competences-How competent is my community to work within such topic– exploring further the concept of community resilience– understanding my communityFollow up:Overall process & Coming opportunities& Networking for future cooperation
Afternoon1Model of Competences Expert intro to the processWorking groups on key areasErasmus+ Sharing how to use the programme and concrete outcomes


YWAVRE: evaluating 2019 and preparing 2020.

YWAVRE: evaluating 2019 and preparing 2020.

2019 comes toward its end and many things have been realised, but much more will come in 2020.

The National Agecies, SALTO RC, trainers and research met in Lubljana for evaluate the courrent year and get ready for the future plans and developements.


  • Beging of 2020 a card game named “Tool Kit about Youth Work against Violent Radicalisation and Extremism” will be printed out and distributed in the activities. The Tool Kit is an useful tool for exploring the multilevel factors of the process of radicalisation for youths and the role of prevention of youth worker.
  • Main outcomes of the research “Youth Work Against Violent Radicalisation and Extremism: competencies for youth workers”will be presented and tested during the activities and within an expert group.
  • The reseach published in 2017 would be integrated with new good practises: get ready if you work in the field to be part of this new consultation.
  • Two activities will be run in 2020:
    • YWAVR: competencies needed for youth workers in the preventive phase (draft title), Georgia, May 2020
    • Partnership Building Activity for foster quality international cooperation about preventive role of youth work, Germany, September/October 2020.

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Youth work against Violent Radicalisation: competencies developement training

Youth work against Violent Radicalisation: competencies developement training

Application Training Course OPEN

Competencies of Youth Workers

in preventing violent radicalization and extremism

If you want to apply: http://trainings.salto-youth.net/8703​


3-8 August 2020 | Tbilisi, Georgia

This is a training course for youth workers and practitioners daily involved in preventing violent radicalization who would like to upscale their competencies in this field and share their experience.


Young people are impacted by constant changes in global social and economic realities, and many of them face poverty, exclusion, inequality, and marginalization. Their personal circumstances and wider political, social and economic environment in which they live may make them vulnerable to various radical influences and also violent radicalization. Realities of this emerging trend make it necessary to emphasize the need to work with young people in Europe and its neighboring regions, in order to strengthen their resilience to violent radicalization, and reinforce the openness and inclusiveness of communities in which they live.

In order to determine and illustrate the role of youth work in this regard, the SALTO Euro Med, SALTO EECA and SALTO SEE Resource Centres together with the National Agencies of Erasmus+ Youth in Action of France, Germany, Italy, Poland as well as the European Union and the Council of Europe Youth Partnership have come together:

  • to research and showcase positive ways and initiatives in which youth violent radicalization can be addressed and prevented;
  • to examine how we can strengthen the role of different actors, in an attempt to compile a long-term strategy about youth work against violent radicalization;
  • to provide  training and networking opportunities for youth workers, practitioners from different sectors involved actively in preventing violent radicalization and extremism.

As a part of this strategy there have been realized a study about the role of youth work in the prevention of violent radicalization of young people and four international activities: a conference in Malta in 2017, a seminar in Tirana, Albania in 2018, and in 2019 a training course in Macerata, Italy and a study visit to Belgium.

More information about the strategy you can find at SALTO website: https://www.salto-youth.net/about/regionalcooperation/current/againstviolentradicalisation/

The strategy in 2020 will follow up this process strengthening and developing youth workers competencies in the field of prevention of violent radicalization. It would also like to offer more opportunities for NGOs to share their experience at the local and international level and provide opportunities for networking.

In the framework of this new step, a research about competencies needed for youth workers in the framework of preventing violet radicalization and extremism was initiated. During the 2020 the researcher will present the outcomes of his work and he will also collect feedbacks and information needed for upscaling the final version of the work. The competencies’ research is focusing on the importance of strengthening individual and community resilience as a tool for preventing violent radicalization and extremism. Resilience will be an importance focus for the upscaling of the work in the training and in the research.

The training course “Competencies of Youth Workers in preventing violent radicalization and extremism is the first element of the 2020 strategy.”

The Training will bring together participants from Programmed Countries and from the four Neighboring Regions of the European Union (Eastern Partnership, Euromed, Russia and Western Balkans) in order to reinforce participants personal and professional competencies in the field of building community resilience and in empowerment of youth towards preventing violent radicalization.



1) To reflect on the key concepts regarding as meaning of radicalization, community resilience, and counter and positive narratives

  • to clarify important concepts that will be used during the training course. Support the creation of a common understanding of concept among the group
  • to use the local/national reality to develop further the understanding of the participants regarding the topic
  • explore and build an understanding of community resilience among the group


2) To introduce and experience the competence model for youth worker preventing violent radicalization and extremism;

3) To provide a space where participants can assess their own competences on preventing violent radicalization and extremism;

4) To support youth workers in developing specific competencies in order to be able to strengthen individual and community resilience:

  • personal competences development action plan
  • peer & group learning support,
  • self directed learning)


5) To provide participants the space and time to share and work on existing tools and approaches that support the development of community resilience that leads the youth wellbeing especially in critical social and political situation;

6) To introduce and explore Erasmus+ Programme & ESC potential in supporting youth work in developing community resilience

  • connected to coming opportunities related to the Erasmus+ &ESC programme;
  • Getting inspired by others initiatives/projects on the theme;
  • Create a space where they can share and initiate follow ideas of future projects within the topic;
  • Share existing tools and resources developed within this long term project
  • Support the development network among practitioners/ community of practices


  • Youth workers, practitioners daily involved in work related to prevention of violent radicalization and extremism and in buildling community resilience.


  • the training is 5 days long, with arrival on the 3rd od August in the morning  (the programem starts after lunch time) and departure on August 8th (of after the evening on 7th of August)
Next steps

Next steps

Youth work against Violent Radicalisation: Study Visit

This Study Visit is part of long term strategy that brought up to realise: one Conference in Malta for exploring the concepts and to present and integrate the reseach that has been realised. The 2018 will be realised a Seminar for sharing practises among different actors and sectors involved in the topic of Radicalisation and 2019 will be run a training course about competencies.

The study vist will be held in Belgium and will allow the participants to vist projects, NGOs and meet experts that will introduce with the Belgium situation, educational, social and political approaches. Will be the possibility to share with them the different national situation, debate and create networks.

When: October  2019

Where: Belgium

Application will be published soon