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?
- 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.
Between 19th and 21th September, we participated in the fifth edition of the Nordic
Conference on Violent Extremism – NCVE22
EU policy addresses processes of radicalization connected to different reasons, including ideologies, religious or political beliefs, and prejudices towards particular groups of people.
On July 22nd, we participated in the International Sociological Association’s RC48, hosted by The University of Huddersfield (UK).