mercoledì 16 novembre 2016

The educational approach to better understand the complex political world

CONTRA "aims to combat the root causes of extremism and radicalization. Founded in Montreal, QC in 2016, CONTRA works through both the media and the classroom in order to teach youths and communities to better understand the complex political world that surrounds them. By providing hands-on training on issues such as xenophobia, Islamophobia, and mediatization, CONTRA hopes to encourage students to think critically about current events, thus promoting an inclusive and welcoming environment to all people."

That's the same educational approach we use in our project "Islam: roots, foundations and violent radicalisations" (see the Italian report here) which aims to share awareness and to strengthen critical thinking on islamophobia, immigration and terrorism for the extra educational offer to secondary schools of the Turin area in Italy.

giovedì 10 novembre 2016

High-Level Conference on Radicalisation: joining efforts to enhance prevention work

High-Level Conference on Radicalisation: joining efforts to enhance prevention work
Bruxelles, 09 November 2016

"On 9 November, the European Commission and the Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN) Centre of Excellence are organising the 3rd RAN High-Level Conference on Radicalisation in Brussels. The event will be hosted by Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos, and Commissioner for the Security Union, Sir Julian King, and will bring together Ministers, policy makers and practitioners to discuss how to effectively prevent radicalisation leading to violent extremism and terrorism..."

Some embarrassment in front of the list of "Prevent Strategies in EU Member States": Italy, with Ireland, Greece a few others countries, is without any strategies...

sabato 5 novembre 2016

L'esperienza inglese di fuoriuscita dai gruppi fondamentalisti islamici

“Tavola rotonda: adesione e distacco dai fondamentalismi violenti”, presso la Casa della Memoria di Milano, con Stefano Dambruoso, Cristina Caparesi, Marta Serafini e la testimonianza di Omar Mulbocus, consulente presso la West London Initiative. Molbocus è un ex fondamentalista appartenente ad un gruppo radicale islamista londinese, uscitone, oggi è fra i più attivi mentori nell'ambito del programma "Channel" che in UK da anni ottiene risultati importanti nel recupero dei detenuti.