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Building Resilience Against Violent Extremism and Polarisation

Objective

Far Right and Islamist groups seeking to recruit people to their particular political cause promote ‘black and white’ ideologies that lead to polarization, hatred, intolerance and violence. Often cherry-picking from religious doctrines, they rely on superficial understanding and interpretation of such doctrines. The activities of such groups can lead to disruption of social cohesion, diminished civic capacity, social tensions, hate speech, intolerance, discrimination and even violence. This project builds on existing knowledge and policy experience with a view of developing better analytical and policy tools for the design of more efficient resilience policies that counteract polarization and prevent violent extremism. The project starts with a critical reading of existing scholarly literature and with a critical mapping of existing policy approaches to develop a preliminary impact assessment of these approaches. It continues with a further survey of good practices in counteracting polarization and violent extremism and builds an integrated database of such practices. The project develops a Resilience Hub that engages with three types of factors that can promote or mitigate polarization and violent extremism in society: notably historical and cultural factors; socio-economic conditions; the role of the social media and networking. We develop stakeholder workshops in relation to these three sets of factors that affect radicalization in society, and follow up with digital forums with the participation of a large number of stakeholders. Each stakeholder dialogue builds a tool of resilience in their field: notably inter-faith education training for secondary school teachers; a proposal for a basic income policy that mitigates socio-economic inequalities; a guide to responsible social media design. The Resilience Hub further develops a Resilience Fair where arts-based community interventions to stop polarization and build resilience will be presented

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/social problems/ageism
  • /humanities/languages and literature/literature - general
  • /humanities/languages and literature/linguistics/phonetics
  • /social sciences/educational sciences/pedagogy/teaching
  • /social sciences/sociology/ideologies

Call for proposal

H2020-SC6-GOVERNANCE-2018
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE
Address
Via Dei Roccettini 9
50014 Fiesole
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 423 000

Participants (6)

UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 207 125
Address
Bailrigg
LA1 4YW Lancaster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CEJI
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 145 000
Address
Rue Amedee Lynen 8
1210 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 202 375
Address
Glasnevin
9 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CULTURES INTERACTIVE E.V. - VEREIN ZUR INTERKULTURELLEN BILDUNG UND GEWALTPRAVENTION
Germany
EU contribution
€ 198 750
Address
Mainzer Str 11
12053 Berlin
Activity type
Other
ITTI SP ZOO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 157 500
Address
Rubiez 46
61 612 Poznan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KOZEP-EUROPAI EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Nador Utca 9
1051 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments