Call for Papers | International Conference “THE PREVENTION OF RADICALISATION IN YOUNG PEOPLE” – A participatory action project


In recent years episodes of violence and extremism have escalated across Europe, with an increase in juvenile participation. Such a trend demonstrates the importance to create more effective youth policies that can minimise and prevent the risk of radicalisation and enhance young people’s social inclusion.

To achieve such an important goal, 8 EU member states are leading a 3-year Erasmus+ funded project “The Youth Empowerment and Innovation Project” (YEIP), which gives rise to this one-day conference. YEIP is trying to design a positive policy prevention framework for tackling and preventing marginalisation and violent radicalisation among young people in different European States. A key factor is the direct participation of young people in the construction and testing of innovative policy intervention models, founded on the principles of the Good Lives Model (GLM) and positive psychology.

GLM replaces the Risk Need Responsivity (RNR) model, which has its foundation in the management of people as a risk and studies the decrease of recidivism.

The YEIP project will create more incisive policy measures, which should favour the development of positive identities through the promotions of the talents and strengths of vulnerable young people. Anziani e non solo, YEIP’s Italian partner together with Liguria Region, in collaboration with the Interdepartmental Research Centre on Discrimination and Vulnerabilities (CRID), will host the opening international conference. It will be an occasion to present and debate the project’s results and share experiences and knowledge about the project’s themes and objectives.

Are now open CALLS FOR PROPOSALS for topics to be covered at the conference. Please find below more information on the abstract structure and details of the themes. Each selected abstract will be given a time slot of 20 minutes to present the full paper. Intercultural and Interdisciplinary approaches are welcome.