Communities resilient to violent ideologies

Civic education will foster social engagement skills and citizenship competencies to boost individual capacity to take critical stances to extreme ideas and support horizontal social cohesion at community level. Building on the progress of multilingual education, the project will work to expand public support for diversity and an inclusive society through exchange of experience, discussions and evidence sharing. Encouraging young women and men to lead and participate in addressing issues leading to recruitment is among the main strategies for reducing vulnerability to violent ideology, as it also strengthens their sense of community identity and provides a space where they can fulfil their potential and realise capacity. Opinion leaders will raise awareness and promote non-violent forms of engagement and participation through on-line and off-line platforms.

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