Following last year’s successful work plan on the role of youth work in preventing violent radicalisation of young people, which included the #valueyouthwork campaign (check it out here), a training course for youth workers and a youth policy working group, we continue to work on this important topic in 2018. This year’s work plan is composed of a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), a Training for Trainers (ToT) and national campaigns. Detailed information on each activity is available here.
The online course on youth work as a preventive practice started on June 15 and has reached over 300 participants. They will ‘graduate’ once the course ends in a few weeks, but that doesn’t mean it’s over! The course will be online until the end of November this year in the hopes that a total of around 500 youth workers from different Council of Europe member states will learn from it and get in contact with each other to further discuss the topic of youth work and prevention of violent radicalisation.
The selection of participants in the training of trainers on youth work as a preventive practice has been recently finalised. We have 24 very motivated and well prepared youth workers from 14 Council of Europe member states. They will meet for a 4-day training in Sibiu, Romania, in the first half of August. The training will focus on self-diagnostic of training competences of participants as well as developing new training modules on different typologies of youth work projects and responses to violent extremism and radicalisation.