The EDURAD project aims to build on existing research and practices in order to develop a multi-actor, effective and comprehensive educational approach to address both the radicalization process and the violence associated with it. The priority area the project focuses on is the education sector, adopting a broad perspective that includes formal, informal and non-formal education. This broad lens is intentional as it ensures that the impact is far-reaching, more effective and sustainable and involves both macro-level policy actors and grassroots local community actors taking into account cultural, religious and social sensitivities. This approach on Preventing Violent Extremism through Education (PVE-E) is two-pronged. First, it involves the creation of interdisciplinary, local and inter-sectorial networks called ‘PVE-E hubs’ to produce new knowledge, enhance awareness and build the capacity of teachers, parents, youth and community NGOs and faith leaders. Second, it involves the development of pedagogical ‘PVE-E tools’ in the form of online modules that can be taught in history, politics or civics lessons, and trainings with educators on how to use them successfully.
- Development and implementation of tested tools for preventing radicalisation, with a high degree of transferability to other (local) contexts and in other countries in Europe.
- Sustained community engagement aiming at preventing radicalisation, focusing on NGOs, religious leaders, teachers and parents of secondary school students.
- Increased capacity building and support of local prevent actors through the provision of an institutional physical and intellectual space for the exchange of resources for tailored trainings allowing them to receive feedback and guidance on implementing specific initiatives.
- Increased cooperation between local actors in different Member States aiming at the development of common prevent projects building on complementary capacities and knowledge.
- University of Linz (Austria)
- National University of Ireland Maynooth (Ireland)
- Center for Social Innovation – CSI (Cyprus)
- Stichting VU (Netherlands)
- Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences (Germany)
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