As part of our role in the 7 country-wide Youth Empowerment and Innovation Project (YEIP) our Research and Programme Coordinator, Iman Haji, recently delivered a presentation at the first International Conference on The Prevention of Radicalisation of Young People at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia in Italy.
This international conference marked the launch of the first output of the project, “Young, Marginalised But Not Radicalised: A Comparative Study of Positive Approaches to Youth Radicalisation” a book comprising of seven chapters written in the native languages of the researchers (English, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish and Romanian) which summarises the key findings from all participating countries. It brought together young people, policy makers, practitioners, politicians and academics from across the EU together to discuss the concept of youth radicalisation, it’s different meanings and forms across Europe as well as potential means of preventing and reducing this phenomenon.
Our paper and it’s accompanying presentation shared the methodology behind Khulisa’s programmes, what we have learnt in the last 10 years and how our strengths-based approach to working with young people may be an effective model to prevent and reduce radicalisation and social exclusion.
You can read our paper below and can view our presentation in the first 15 mins of the video above.