"K(no)w Extremism"

Erasmus+ TC in Oradea, Romania 

Training course in Oradea, Romania

14 - 20 October 2018

This training course aims to meet the challenges of extremist violence in multicultural society settings through peacebuilding activities. Peace-building activities are a part of the field of peace and conflict transformation studies. In our context, peace-building activities are to be innovative activities that create a peaceful environment to meeting social, and intellectual needs of participants in resolving conflict and preventing violence. In multicultural society settings, when a conflict fueled by extremist behaviors and ideologies is not prevented, reduced or settled, it gives rise to extremist violence which is taken as a short-cut method for resolving differences

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 to TC in Romania is 180 euro/person.

WORKING LANGUAGE

English

 

Eligible Participants from Poland

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

SAFETY AND INSURANCE

      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 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 17-23.03.2019.

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
messages;

(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.

Information about TC in Poland in March 2019 coming soon...

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.