The Youth Empowerment and Innovation Project (YEIP) is a proud member of the Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN), an umbrella network connecting people involved in preventing radicalisation and violent extremism throughout Europe.
RAN is structured around thematic working groups, driven by a Steering Committee chaired by the Commission. The Steering Committee includes the leaders of the working groups and the CoE.
YEIP is now a member of the Youth, Families and Communities working group (RAN YF&C) which focuses on both engagement and empowerment of youth, communities and families and critical in the prevention of radicalisation lead to violent extremism. Key objective of the group is to support practitioners in their difficult job of developing de-radicalisation strategies.
YEIP’s participation to the Network enables us to exchange ideas, knowledge and expertise on countering radicalisation and violent extremism with a range of actors across Europe.
Find out more about the Radicalisation Awareness Network and download past papers of RAN YF&C working group here.
In addition YEIP is a proud member of No Hate Speech Movement, through The IARS International Institute’s youth-led 99% campaign. The No Hate Speech Movement aims to reduce hate speech and promote digital activism.
The campaign’s objectives are as follows:
- To raise awareness about hate speech online and its risks for democracy and for individual young people;
- To promote media and Internet literacy;
- To involve young people to stand up for human rights, online and offline;
- To mobilise, train and network online youth activists for human rights;
- To show support and solidarity to the people and groups targeted by hate speech online;
- To advocate for the development and consensus on European policy
The YEIP project is currently listed as part of the CSEP network. “The Civil Society Empowerment Programme (CSEP) database lists organisations campaigning in some way against radicalisation and violent extremism.
Anyone may consult the database to find potential partners for funding opportunities at regional, national, EU or international level. If you intend to submit a proposal in response to the CSEP call for proposals, you need to be registered in this network in order to have your proposal considered.
Browsing the database may also inspire you to see how other organisations are engaging in alternative and counter-narrative campaigns.”