KA2 Youth INN. “I-YOUTH”

KA2 Youth INN. “I-YOUTH”

Influence YOUth

Project Code: KA205-2CD53A38

EU Grant: €   161.066,00

Programme: Erasmus+

Key Action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

Action Type: Strategic Partnerships for youth

Coordinating Organization: ASSOCIATION DE COOPERATION AL DESAROLLO ABARKA (SPAIN)

Participating Countries:

1)            Kapadokya Egitim ve Arastirma Dernegi   [TU]

2)            SC PSIHOFORWORLD [RO]   

3)            Namoi [RUS]     

4)            MV INTERNATIONAL [IT] 

Project dates:  Start:  2020-11-01   End:  2022-06-30

“Youth radicalisation and the associated use of violence have become a growing issue of concern in Europe and its neighbouring regions. There has been a notable increase in hate speech, incidence of hate crimes and attacks on migrants and refugees, propaganda and violent xenophobia, as well as a rise in religious and political extremism and in terrorist attacks in Europe and its neighbouring regions. All of these emerging concerns have highlighted the need to work with young people in order to identify and address the root causes of extremism and prevent their radicalisation, as well as strengthen young people’s resilience, prevent marginalisation, promote equality, emphasize alternatives and reinforce the cohesion of communities in which they live.”

 

 (Youth Work Against Violent Radicalisation, 2017 – Partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe in the field of youth). The publication underlined the limited impact of youth work within the wider social, political and economic context, the lack of in-depth understanding of the phenomena of violent radicalisation, and the need for further training and networking as well as the necessity of devising new approaches to working on the topic.

I-YOUth will explore the potential of Non Formal Education combined with Forum Theatre and Critical Thinking Methodology as a new pedagogical instrument aimed at preventing radicalisation among youth.

The target groups involved in the project will be: Youth workers aged 25+ who work with young people at risk of radicalisation for the Joint Staff; Young people aged 18-25 years old (both locals and migrants) for the Blended Mobility of Young People; Young people aged 13-20 years old (both locals and migrants) for the Local Activities. Youth workers/operators and Trainers for the Local Seminar.

 

I-YOUth will deliver reach its objective through the following outputs:

  • Research and Analysis phase: this phase will be constituted by

a) research of national and international existent successful models regarding Forum Theatre and Media Literacy and Digital Storytelling methodologies

b) national focus group sessions with target group and stakeholders.

The result of this phase will be the Research Report “Educational challenges and successful models to prevent radicalization among youth” which will provide the base for the structuring of the Training Format “Youth Work preventing radicalization among young people” that will be tested during a Joint Staff Mobility.

  • Production of the Toolkit “Educational Pathway to Prevent Youth Radicalisation” and its draft will be produced during the Joint Staff. The Toolkit will be one of the Open Resources of the Web Platform structured in a PDF version, complemented with video-tutorials of the activities produced during the Joint Staff.
  • Production of the Web Platform “Youth Working for EradicAction” functioning as both an educational hub storing informational materials and educational resources, such as the digitalized version of the Training Format (Handbook) in E-learning modules, the Toolkit (Manual) in its PDF version and the video tutorials as well a networking channel for youth workers and NGOs to exchange good practices and build new partnerships.

Events and Project target groups:

Joint Staff Training Event:

N° of Participants : 25 (5 per partner country)

Age : 25+

Profile : Youth Workers

 

Blended Mobility:

N° of Participants : 25 young people (5 per partner country)

Age : 18-25

Profile : Locals and migrants

 

Local Activities:

N° of Participants : 135

Age : 13-20

Profile : Local and migrant youth, youth workers.

 

Local Seminars:

N° of Participants :  60

Age : 18-30 

Profile : (10 youth workers, youth operators, trainers per partner country)

 

Multiplier Event:

N° of Participants : 300 (60 per partner country – NGOs

Age : 18-30 

Profile : Youth operators, educational institutions and associations, public bodies, general public and youth targets)

 

Intellectual Output:

IO 1: Course / curriculum – Training scheme

IO 2: Learning / teaching / training material – Toolkit

IO 3: Open / online / digital education

Project objectives/is supportive of the identified priorities as follows:

a) Empowering youth and social workers/operators who work with young people at risk of radicalization, equipping them with efficient instruments and methodologies aimed at fostering critical thinking as well as preventing radicalization phenomenon.

b) Explore the potential of Non Formal Education combined with Forum Theatre and Critical Thinking Methodology as a new pedagogical instrument aimed at preventing radicalization among youth.