Demystify extremism

Preventive educational work with young people

The model project Demystify extremism is an answer to the growing need to use preventative political education in order to address the phenomenon of religious extremism. The goal is to provide education about extremism and recruitment strategies as well as to develop strategies for youth when signs of radicalisation arise in peer groups. Other objectives are to demystify the phenomenon of jihadism and to increase the ability of young people to distance themselves from extremism.

Young people are no longer powerless when faced with the recruiting efforts of the extremist scene; through a series of measures that are tailored to the specific context of the particular institution, young people can instead respond critically. The limits that the friends, teachers and social environment of a possibly radicalised individual have with regard to action are addressed, and mention is made of the Advice Centre Hesse staff members, who are available at all times. They can take immediate action in recognisable individual cases that require more intensive support. In addition to the measures for young people in the areas of school and youth welfare, the qualification of multipliers and employees in the respective institutions is also an objective, in order to ensure sustainability of the preventive education and change processes.

Contact

Advice Centre Hesse

Leipziger Straße 67
60487 Frankfurt am Main

+49 69 138 22 686
496926918729
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Flyer Extremismus Entzaubern AR
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Demystify Extremism is co-financed by the Hessian Ministry of the Interior and the CounsellingNetwork Hesse.