The overall objectives are to identify and collect evidence-based approaches, initiatives, programmes, and methods that show how to:
- make youth and vocational counselling services more attractive and to contribute to deradicalisation.
- counteract the negative effects of alienation that occurs frequently to adolescents and which often prepares the path to join groups with extreme ideologies, be it Neo-Nazi, the Islamic State or other terrorist movements.
- encourage young people to think critically about extremist messages.
- provide vocational teachers and counsellors with best practice about effective tools and methods, to help them do their work better.
In order to reach this objective, the project partners:
- will implement an e-platform with an interactive Database, searchable after various parameters, that describes and gives access to initiatives, tools and methods and other materials that have been identified and collected in the course of the project, concerning awareness raising, training activities and didactic tools combating radicalisation that can be used by vocational teachers, trainers and counsellors.
- will elaborate a Catalogue “Prevention of Youth Radicalisation in Practice” which will give an overview about the current situation of the specific project environment in the partners’ countries, i.e. provide effective support to help vulnerable young people and to prevent them from being drawn into terrorist organisations and movements. It will be enriched with the outcomes of the four transnational meetings in each partner country where experts from the respective national and local vocational counselling organisations will discuss these issues with the representatives of our strategic partnership.
- run a blog where current events are discussed and interesting content is presented to the first liners, which they can use in their work on a daily basis.
- are active on social media platforms like Facebook and twitter.
The target groups for the project are vocational teachers and counsellors. They will participate at the transnational partnership meetings for exchange of experience and/or receive information and best practice how to support vulnerable young people and to prevent them from being drawn into terrorist organisations and movements. The final beneficiaries are young people who are experiencing difficulties, especially NEETs (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) who do not see positive social and professional perspectives.