Young people can provide a valuable contribution to the prevention of radicalisation and violent extremism, and should be empowered to take an active role in doing so.
RAN YOUNG is a Working Group for young people (18-25). The members of RAN YOUNG are familiar with the issues involved in countering violent extremism (CVE), in either a professional or volunteer context (school and university, youth centres, sports clubs, etc.). The Working Group gives them the opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences and address recommendations to first line practitioners and policy makers.
What is it? The RAN YOUNG Empowerment Academy is a programme designed especially for young people who wish to develop their knowledge and cultivate their skills and competencies in the area of preventing radicalisation.
Who can participate? Participants are between the ages of 18 and 25. They can be students, young activists, people with a personal relation to radicalisation or young first-line practitioners.
When? Throughout the year, participants work on setting up an initiative in their local area. They will receive support and guidance from the RAN Center of Excellence and local mentors.
In 2019, four sessions will take place all over Europe. Check out our calendar.
Youth engagement in Leicester (05-06 June 2018)
The RAN study visit to Leicester in June was an opportunity to learn how the city has involved young people in its local P/CVE approach. William Baldet, the Prevent Strategy coordinator for Leicester, Hoor Pathan, the founder of the Lets TAP (Talk About Politics) project, Brahmpreet Gulati, Young Advisors to Leicester City Council, and Sumeyye Dalkiran, a university student in Amsterdam, speak about the importance of including young people in the decision-making process, especially in tackling radicalisation. Listen to the podcast.
After RAN activities and Working Group meetings, an ex-post paper highlights lessons learned, insights and follow-up initiatives.
RAN YOUNG How to develop your own PVE initiative, Amsterdam 25-27 March 2019 (also available in French and German)
A Nimble (NMBL) Approach to Youth Engagement in P/CVE, 2018 (also available in French and German)
RAN YOUNG review panel – Collection practices, Riga 22-23 November 2018 (also available in French and German)
RAN YOUNG Holding difficult conversations, Stockholm 01-02 March 2018 (also available in French and German)
Working Group leaders:
For the Centre of Excellence, please see the contacts page