This brochure contains an overview and the results of Erasmus+ Training Course Free mind and European values: Uprooting radicalisation and violent extremism through youth work held in Zadar, Croatia, in October 2018. The content includes insights on the phenomena of radicalisation and violent extremism among youth. Special attention is given to supporting European values and using non-formal methods in preventing radicalisation through youth work.
Free mind and European values: Uprooting radicalisation and violent extremism through youth work brought together youth workers from eight European countries in order to mutually develop competences connected with preventing radicalisation and violent extremism among vulnerable youth groups. The idea behind the project was to educate youth workers and enable transfer of skills in the field of prevention of radicalisation with a special emphasis on promoting European values.
The main objective of this TC was raising the awareness of youth workers about their role in prevention of radicalisation and violent extremism by providing them theoretical framework and practical tools for reaching out to vulnerable groups in their communities, such as refugees, asylum seekers and migrants. Specific objectives were to equip youth workers with intercultural skills and newly developed non-formal tools essential for addressing the needs of youth susceptible to RVE, as well as promoting shared EU values of freedom, democracy, human dignity and respect, thereby fostering a culture of dialogue, mutual understanding and social cohesion.