Introduction about the Youth Empowerment and Innovation Project (YEIP)
YEIP is a 3-year Erasmus+ funded programme that aims to design a youth-led, positive policy and prevention framework for tackling and preventing the marginalisation and violent radicalisation among young people in Europe.
1.Presentation of YEIP project
YEIP is delivered in partnership with 18 partners from seven EU countries (UK, Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Portugal, Sweden) to construct and test an innovative policy intervention model founded on the principles of restorative justice, positive psychology and the Good Lives Model.
YEIP is implemented through the construction and field validation of tools (YEIP PREVENT model/ interventions, toolkit, training) in 4 environments (schools, universities, prisons, online) in the 7 participating EU member states. YEIP will lay the foundations for systemic change at the national level and EU levels in the way radicalisation is seen and combatted. The ultimate objective is for the project to help implement the EU Youth Strategy’s objective of preventing the factors that can lead to young people’s social exclusion and radicalisation.
Look at the results of the first phase of the YEIP project (WP1), dedicated at the investigation of the youth radicalisation and marginalisation phenomena in all the partners countries:
The opinion of young people that took part in the project as co-researchers or as participants in focus groups and/or interviews organised during the second phase of the YEIP project (WP2), helped the YEIP partnership to construct the YEIP prevent model.
The final purpose of this phase has been collecting suggestions from young people in order to create youth-led prevention tools.
This choice is the result of a trend inversion that will permit the creation of prevention policies more suited to youth.
Look at the WP2 results published on the YEIP website:
CASE STUDIES FROM THE WP2 FIELD WORK
YEIP’s innovative methodology is characterised by its youth-led approach. During our fieldwork and test trials, young people taking an active role as peer research discussing with their peers their experiences, opinions and suggestions regarding the prevention of violent radicalisation.
We recommend to firstly read the Theory section of this toolkit