"K(no)w Extremism"

Erasmus+ TC in Zakopane, Poland 


Training course in Zakopane, 28.03 - 03.04.2019, Poland

This mobility activity provides an advanced level of understanding the nature of extremist narratives, radicalization, and hate speech in a multicultural society setting. It was designed, developed and built based on the outcomes of Terram Pacis Open-Ended Consultations on Countering Violent
Extremism and Combating hate speech, highlighting the need of a training program that actually responds to the expressed concerns and needs of the targeted groups. Thus, under this mobility activity, we aim to meet the following learning needs which were expressed by the partners in the mapping exercise:
1. Participants want to know and understand how to create innovative actions and campaign strategy against extremist narrative and hate speech: understanding the why and what of campaign, and relationships between aim, audience and content of the message: setting action, visibility and outcomes.
2. Participants want to become activism and use media literacy to reach out to the targeted group and be able to assess the impacts made: strategies for monitoring and evaluating an online campaign; setting up social media and metrics to make social change through new attitudes and

Green Elephant Foundation charges from Polish participants Sending fee of 80,00 PLN for statutory expenditures accordingly to its Rules refering to training courses and seminars (Regulamin Mobilności PL).

Travel costs reimbursement maximum limit for Polish participants for this TC is 20,00 euro. However we may resign from charging you participation fee if your travel costs are far above this limit. 




Eligible Participants from Poland

  • 2 people working with youths in the field of preventing extremism and counter-narrative campaigns (no age limit).


      Travel and accident insurance is a responsibility of the participants. You shall obtain the European Health Insurance Card (EKUZ) in your city. It's free and gives you access to medical care of the host country. You are also advised to buy a regular travel and/ or accident insurance during your travel and your whole stay.

Project Summary:

K(no)w Extremism (2018-1-NO02-KA105-001138) is a 12 months-long project which aims to improve youth workers’ knowledge, skills and attitudes about preventing extremist violence and countering extremist-narratives, by responding directly to the needs expressed by young people with regard to their understanding of and participation in the counter-violent extremism process; herein referred to as “cve.” 

The K(no)w Extremism project while involving partners from 12 countries, introduces participants to the essential concepts, mindsets and skill sets associated with countering violent extremism. It begins with an overview of the field of peacebuilding
in preventing extremist violence, then develop a conceptual foundation in Online countermessaging campaigns' framework in preventing extremist narratives.
The former allows participants to grasp the complexity of conflict (behaviors, attitudes and contradictions) and violence issues in a multicultural society settings by viewing these issues through the lens of peace-building theory. The latter recognizes multiple forms of counter-narrative campaigns that are essential to developing sustainable solutions to hate speech.

The project consists of two training courses:

1. TC-Extremist Violence Prevention in Romania 14-20.10.2018 and

2. TC - Extremist Narratives Prevention in Poland 28.03 - 03.04.2019.

The former allows participants to:

(1). Ultimately, enhance the
effectiveness of extremism prevention with peace-building interventions;

(2). Encourage and enhance analysis on what contributes to preventing extremist violence and what does not; (3). Refine and improve theories about the causes and dynamics of extremist violence to better designed response;
(4). Reduce, end or prevent extremist violence through more effective peace-building and violenceprevention actions;

(5). Improve strategies to engage youth in violence preventions, particularly women, migrants, refugees and marginalized groups.

The later allows participants to:

(1). Emphasis on rights that are under particular threat in situations of violent extremism, such as freedom of expression; (2). Create Online spaces using social media; as an effective way for young people to express their opinions and be heard;

(3). Engage youth as social actors with their own views and contributions; enhance their skills in creating Online counter

(4). Create counter messages that challenge gendered grievances; often associated to stereotypes and contrasts;

(5). Open dialogue among communities, and promote counter messages and proposals coming from young people at local level.
Through definitional readings, workshops, case studies, and game-based learning; participants will gain an understanding of the power of non-formal education, peace-building activities and Online campaign to create shared counter-violent extremism values at different levels. This project serves as an introduction to the cve youth training module, and it is open to:

(1). Youth workers and trainers;
(2). Civil society, community leader and activists;

(3). Professional youth workers and resources
developers; and

(4). Youth leaders.
At the end of the project, participants and partner organizations will be able to bring about social changes by using resources, training materials and tools produced under the project to close gaps in achieving local young peace-builders needs and interests with regard to their participation in the cve process in a long term-perspective.

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.