The training course Preventing Youth from Radicalization has gathered 11 Youth Organisations from 11 Countries (Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Jordan, Palestine, Spain, Finland, Austria, Portugal, and United Kingdom) to promote youth work against Violent Radicalisation , and to develop youth competences in working with refugees, and migrants as well as intercultural dialogue.
” The Training course was hosted by URIMENA and implemented by its affiliate Desert Bloom Organization in Amman. URI MENA is a regional
nework that has long experience in interfaith dialogue and runs peace building projects all over the Middle East and North Africa. Jordan is a peaceful Islamic country and a role model for peaceful coexistence of religions. We are planning to involve youth workers, that are working with Youth,refugees, migrants and other vulnerable groups in this training”.
During training sessions facilitated by both Grenzenlos and URIMENA facilitators, participants has been working hand in hand to tackle issues and problems of Youth radicalisation in positive and negative ways:
being radical for youth can be positive as this can lead toward a social change, can bring to innovation, can lead to revolution. Radicalisation is very political as topic and for this reason sometime youth work prefers not being associate to.
Radical is not a negative as such, but the issue that we are analysing is when for promoting specific values or topics somebody use violence. Radicalisation that is leading to violence acts is then craetion social instability.
Aims and Objects:
- To promote knowledge about different religions and cultures
- To empower youth workers with skills, knowledge and necessary competences through the sensitive use of media, Nonviolent Communication & Interfaith Harmony
- To promote peace and prevent radicalization and hate speeches
- To raise awareness on vulnerable groups to radicalization within our societies and to allow participants to discover the different situations of other participating countries
- To promote tolerance and diversity towards other religions within local and international voluntary and youth projects
- To experience interfaith harmony and cohesion by involving participants from different religious backgrounds in the training course
- To give youth organisations methods on how to prevent youth from radicalization within their existing projects
- to get inspired by best practice examples in Jordan and the Middle East
- to give youth workers from Europe and MEDA countries the chance to exchange and understand their working circumstances.
Useful links and references to the project outcomes :
facebook Page Group (Closed): access upon request :
The URI Interfaith Peacebuilding Guide: