Exploring contemporary experiences of extremism
and radicalization and proposing concrete actions, policies, and digital tools to empower people.

Extremism and radicalization

A new approach in research and preventive design

Nowadays, extremism, radicalization, and polarization are frequent topics of discussion and study as newer patterns become increasingly evident. Quite different forms of far-right extremism are having an impact on the European region and its borders. Far-right violence that emerged in violent football ‘ultra’ groups that in some cases mutated into militias, far-right cultures – across gamer platforms, and jihadist violence that remains a threat – these are only a few examples.

The PARTICIPATION project starts with the assumption that broken a top-down approach in research and preventive design is needed. It aims to capture and explore contemporary experiences of extremism and radicalization and proposes concrete actions, policies, and digital tools that will empower policy actors and practitioners to respond to a changing reality.

The project’s main topics are also violence, conflict and conflict resolution, transformation of societies, democratization, and social movements.

Who is PARTICIPATION for?

Practitioners

  • Supporting activities towards prevention of radicalization and strengthening social inclusion with innovative tools and educational programs.

Civil society and youth

  • Co-creating strategies to contrast and prevent extremism, radicalization and polarization.

Policy makers and governments (local and national)

  • Activating empowerment processes in order to contrast extremism and radicalization through new preventive measures and increasing social resilience.

PARTICIPATION on social media

PARTICIPATION on social media

We are pleased to announce that PARTICIPATION is finally on social media! Discover the latest project news and research progress on our brand new social channels.