Youth stand up to Violent Extremism Training Course

Training Course , Jordan, from 12-16 February 2022

Youth stand up to Violent Extremism Training Course – Jordan, from 12-16 February 2022

The training aimed at building the capacity of youth workers in the field of the prevention of violent extremism while reinforcing global competence and universal morality that promotes values of respect, cultural diversity, continuous improvement and self-confidence to advance a shared respect for human dignity.

The training achieved its main objectives of:

  1. Supporting the professional development of youth workers in the field of P/CVE through non-formal and informal methodologies, tackling the Root Causes of violent radicalization, Radicalization Process, Intercultural Citizenship, Digital & Media Literacy, critical thinking and effective communication.
  2. Fostering youth civic engagement in public life (economic, political and socio-cultural participation), through:
    1. Economic empowerment by building youth entrepreneurial competencies)
    2. Enhancing young people engagement in political and public life by developing youth advocacy skills to develop effective youth policy, improve youth access to service, defend youth rights and challenge horizontal inequality.

The project was coordinated by EUROMED EVE Polska (Poland) and hosted and implemented in Jordan by Desert Bloom for Training and Sustainable Development (Jordan). is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

Thirty youth workers/leaders participated in this training representing the following 9 partner organizations; EUROMED EVE Polska- Poland, Desert Bloom- Jordan, Have A Dream- Egypt, ASSOCIAO MEDESTU - Portugal, BRIDGES-Eastern European Forum for Dialogue- Bulgaria, Beit Ashams for Self-Development - Palestine, Moroccan Youth Forum for Cultural Exchange & Scientific Research - Morocco, Kalamáris Egyesület- Hungary  and Association Euro-Med EVE Tunisia- Tunisia.

The participants are committed to developing a practical and user-friendly Toolkit to serve as a guide on building youth resilience to PVE. Also, they launched a Facebook page under the name “United Against Violent Extremism” to serve as a Social Media platform dedicated to preventing violent extremism (VE) through raising awareness of the root causes of VE, and counter extremists and terrorists’ online propaganda.