Projects A – Z

Overview: What we do and where

The team of Violence Prevention Network works on various projects in the field of prevention, intervention and deradicalization/disengagement assistance. The objectives of the individual projects are based on the respective needs in the region. They differ in terms of content, regional coverage and duration. Get an overview of which projects we are currently carrying out:

Advice Centre Bavaria

The goals of the Advice Centre Bavaria are the prevention of radicalisation and the de-radicalisation of youths. The objective consists in directly addressing young vulnerable people who are part of the extreme Salafist scene and initiating disengagement processes. read more…

Advice Centre Berlin

WadEx

The Advice Centre Berlin provides prevention, training and deradicalisation measures as a response to general helplessness when dealing with religiously motivated extremism. The mobile advise and intervention team aims to build a working relationship with the target group of radicalised people and those at risk of radicalisation through outreach approaches and to bring about the process of detaching from violent groups as well as the questioning of violent ideology elements, so as to make the deradicalisation process possible. read more…

Advice Centre Hesse

Since its opening the main focus of the Advice Centre Hesse is to intervene in the radicalization processes. Targeted de-radicalisation activities are aimed at people who tend to travel to war zones, return to Germany as “foreign fighters” and/or are searching for an escape from extremist ideologies. read more…

Advice Centre Saxony

Advice Centre Saxony addresses people with questions in the field of religiously based extremism. It offers prevention, intervention and deradicalisation measures for those affected by religious extremism.. read more…

Advice Centre Thuringia

The Advice Centre Thuringia offers advanced vocational training, coaching and counselling around the topic of islam for multipliers and institutions. The primary goal is to strengthen the competency and abilities of employees in institutions. The Advice Centre Thuringia can help to identify islmophobic reasoning with the aim to find strategies against it. read more…

CROSSROADS

Counselling – Prevention – Deradicalisation

The Berlin-centric counselling and intervention project Crossroads has been offering measures for the prevention of radicalisation or for the de-radicalisation of young people since the summer of 2014 specific to the domain of right-wing extremism. The objective consists in addressing young people who are at risk of radicalisation or who have already undergone a process of radicalisation on-site and initiating processes of withdrawal. read more…

Deradicalisation in prison

On account of the growing numbers of (severely) radicalised offenders and the threat of radicalisation processes within the penal system, German correctional facilities are expanding measures for radicalisation prevention and deradicalisation. This includes the probationary system. Multipliers working in correctional facilities and the probationary system further have access to thematic, needs-based training programmes. The latter are implemented in penal facilities, young offenders’ institutions, offices of the AJSD (Ambulanter Justizsozialdienst) and other relevant points across the entire Federal Republic. read more…

Evoluo

Psychological expertise and coaching for counsellors in the field of (de)radicalisation

Professionals in the field of (de-)radicalisation often work with clients who may suffer from psychological stress or disorders due to their biography. In order to deal with this professionally in counselling, the organisations Violence Prevention Network gGmbH and IFAK e. V. have designed a further training course. read more…

FAIRact

Competence in dealing with group-related misanthropy

The FAIRact project implements offers for the promotion of democracy, especially by focusing on the reduction of phenomena of group-related misanthropy, at vocational schools and institutions of open child and youth work and addresses both the pedagogical professionals (teachers, trainers, school social workers, social pedagogues) and young people in these institutions. read more…

FAIR STÄRKEN

Communication in a Conflict of Values

In the area of Cottbus, FAIR STÄRKEN offers training and advisory services for people, who are confronted with derogatory attitude and behaviour rejecting democracy and human rights in their immediate professional environment or in the context of voluntary work. read more…

Family Counselling in the Context of Islamism

The intention of Family Counselling is to support parents of “foreign fighters” or youths at risk to be radicalised and guide them in their communication process with their radicalised children and prevent the recruitment of vulnerable youths. It is designed to support parents during the absence of their offspring as “foreign fighters” and to support parents within the return process of their radicalised children. read more…

Fighting Terrorist Content Online (FRISCO)

The general objective of “Fighting Terrorist Content Online” (FRISCO) is to support micro and small HSPs to comply with the TCO regulation by assisting them in detecting and removing terrorist content online. Our main target groups are micro HSPs and specifically those small ones which are particularly exposed to terrorist content and do not necessarily have the means to tackle this threat alone. read more…

Gaming and Right-Wing Extremism

The project Gaming and Right-Wing Extremism develops and implements an e-learning platform for multipliers in political education. The module-based and expandable e-learning platform informs educational practice about current developments on right-wing extremism in the gaming scene. The result is a digital information and further education offer that is available around the clock and contains practical approaches for educational work. read more…

Islam-ist

The website www.islam-ist.de is a component of our online campaign for the prevention of radicalisation and an information portal about the topic of Islam. read more…

KN:IX

Competence Network ‘Islamist Extremism’

The Competence Network ‘Islamist Extremism’ (KN:IX) is an association of three organisations BAG Relex, ufuq.de und Violence Prevention Network. We document current developments and opportunities for improvement in the field of Islamist extremism and foster the advancement and transfer of innovative services. The purpose of KN:IX is to contribute to the consolidation and nation-wide integration of preventative approaches into regulatory structures. read more …

PARTES

Participatory approaches to protecting places of worship

PARTES proposes a comprehensive prevention model for the protection of places of worship that is evidence-based, inclusive and participatory. In order to effectively combat security threats posed to synagogues, mosques or churches, it is essential to understand the underlying violent extremist phenomenon and its concrete manifestations in relation to these targets. read more…

PrEval

Evaluation Designs for Preventative Measures

PrEval is a collaborative project aimed at advancing quality assurance structures in German extremism prevention and at its interfaces with crime prevention and political education. Its methods include analysis, monitoring and mapping formats, multimethod pilot studies and conferences. The project was set up to improve the quality and effectiveness of preventative measures across Germany on a permanent, long-term basis. PrEval covers a broad spectrum that includes religious as well as political forms of extremism. read more …

PREVENT

Workshops and training in the context of religiously based conflicts

PREVENT is a project for the prevention of religiously motivated extremism aimed at young people and professionals in Berlin. We offer workshops and training courses at schools and in child and youth welfare centres to protect young people from extremist content and to support teachers and educational professionals in finding a way to engage with their pupils. read more …

proRespekt

A democratic approach to violence-free schools

The programme is implemented by Fachstelle proRespekt, which consists of a sponsor network including the German Children and Youth Foundation, Gangway – Straßensozialarbeit in Berlin e. V. and Violence Prevention Network gGmbH. The entities of Fachstelle proRespekt contribute their expertise in the fields of school development, street work and violence prevention to the project. The Berlin Senate Department for Education, Youth and Family funds the programme. read more …

RADIS

Research on the social causes and effects of radical Islam in Germany and Europe

he RADIS transfer project accompanies twelve research projects funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and supports them in three ways. read more …

REE!

A change of course for right-wing extremists

The Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution has reported new momentum and the worrying emergence of new networks in the right-wing extremist scene. Over the past years, there has been a surge in the number of right-wing extremists considered by the police to be especially dangerous. The number of high-risk individuals in the far-right scene has doubled since 2016, and Berlin is a hot spot. read more …

Working Group on Prison and Probation Services

The Working Group on Prison and Probation Services is a network of civil society organisations that implement extremism prevention and disengagement advice services in the prison system and in the criminal justice system. The members work on an equal footing and in a participatory manner with the aim, among other things, of establishing common quality criteria and standards for the field of work. read more …