MVNGO EYF 2018 “Let’s Be a Noisy Majority Against Political Extremism!”
“Let’s Be a Noisy Majority Against Political Extremism!” (LBNMAPE) is a skills development activity that will gather a total 20 youth operators aged 18-30 from across North Sardinia between December 03-08 2018 (6 full days of activity).
The SDA will empower involved youth operators to employ Non Formal Education (NFE) techniques as a tool to counter extremist political thought and speech (hereinafter political extremism) among young people as well as promote their active engagement in countering the latter within their communities.
The project takes its inspiration from the rising challenge brought by political extremism (with a particular focus on the growth of right-wing, “sovranist”, xenophobic and hate enticing movements and propaganda streams) to the stability of European societies and to the peaceful coexistence of the different components therein represented In this context, young people represent vulnerable targets to extremism, targets of extremist movements (as is often the case for young people belonging to minorities (i.e. Roma) with a migrant/refugee background) and, also, an under-activated vehicle of positive participation which might determine a positive impact through bottom-up engagement in countering the diffused dynamics of stereotyping and over-simplification which provide a breeding ground for extremist movements.
In the above outlined purpose is to be achieved, yet, it is fundamental that youth workers and organizations are provided with instruments and methods to act as catalysts of a positive political awareness and participation among the youth.
LBNMAPE will achieve the aforementioned goal within the youth dimension, with a focus on pursuing the priority n.2 “Youth Participation and Youth Work” of CoE’s Youth Secto Priorities.
In light of the above, the project pursues point n. 2 of EYF focus for Pilot Activities in 2018, with reference to “Activities supporting young people’s political awareness, active citizenship, civil involvement, participation and decision making at local and regional levels”.