CEAR – Community Engagement Against Radicalisation

Objectives

  • To systematize a practical model of community and civic engagement that can enhance civil society’s skills and capacity to prevent and counter radicalisation;
  • To test and develop an evidence-based methodology of community engagement aiming at preventing and countering radicalisation into 3 digital toolkits targeting three types of community: organisations of families of radicalised people, youth organisations and Muslims Communities;
  • To implement the evidence-based methodology by supporting 54 local actors through tailored training, in order to teach them on how to empirically apply the toolkits in their own communities;
  • To develop a support consultancy service in order to help 22 youth organisations, 14 organisations of family of radicalised people and 18 Muslim communities in implementing 54 Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE)/Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) initiatives.

Resource

  • 1 digital toolkit for youth organisations;
  • 1 digital toolkit for organisations composed by families of radicalised people;
  • 1 digital toolkit for Muslim Communities;
  • CEAR Online Platform for Activists Networking;
  • CEAR Online Platform for Consultant supporting communities;
  • 1 Official Website to host toolkits.

Activities

  • Development and implementation of 3 digital toolkits for organisations composed by families of radicalised people, youth organisations, Muslims Communities;
  • Delivering 3 trainings for trainers for the Consortium’s NGO on how to use and disseminate the toolkit;
  • Meeting for local communities developed by the consortium’s trainers;
  • PVE/CVE initiatives developed by the local actors.

Impact

  • Enhanced access to practical tools on PVE/CVE for individuals;
  • Increased engagement of individuals in working as multipliers within their own communities.
  • Enhanced awareness of the general public about radicalisation, including basic ways of prevention and social myths.
  • A better sense of identity, community belonging and civic purpose;
  • Increased resilience against recruitment tactics and indoctrination perpetrated by violent extremist groups.

Info & contact

Date of the project

01/12/2019 – 30/11/2021

DG of reference

DG Migration and Home Affairs, Internal Security Fund – Police 2018 (AG-CT-RAD)

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