Launched in Brussels on 30-31 January 2019, the CSEP kickoff helped projects get started. It was a chance to learn from each other and to provide project partners with insights on effective campaigning. Watch the video.
The ex-post paper ‘The nine essentials to consider while engaging in online P/CVE campaigning’ is now online. Download it here.
A total of €6 million in EU funding is available to support campaigns that offer credible alternatives to extremist online propaganda, as well as positive narratives. Proposals must target groups within the EU who are susceptible and vulnerable to online radicalising and terrorist content, or those have either been radicalised or are on the brink of radicalisation. Don’t forget that for your campaign proposal to be considered for funding, you must be part of the CSEP network! This newsletter also reviews the 3rd Internet Forum that took place on 6 December.
Call for proposals! Civil society organisations (CSOs) and their partners have until 17:00 on 11 January to submit proposals for online campaigns that help to guide their target audience away from all forms of terrorism, violent extremism and violence. A total of €6 million in EU funding is available to support campaigns, while individual proposals can request between €250 000 and €1 million in funding. In addition to the information about the call, this newsletter also introduces the CSEP network, and provides a link to training material in your language.
Since April 2017, RAN has provided over a 150 CSO professionals with training to enhance their online campaigning skills, partnering up with Facebook, Google and Twitter as well as the European Strategic Communications Network. The programme will continue after the summer, and the dates of the upcoming training sessions are listed in this newsletter. Please keep in mind that one person per organisation may attend, and that each session can welcome 10-15 participants.
The Civil Society Empowerment Programme was officially launched at a kick-off event in Brussels in mid-March, which gathered 100 civil society actors and other stakeholders from across the EU. This update gives an overview of this very special event. What's more, CSEP will provide training to civil society organisations in April. Find training in your country in the calendar.
To assist the many organisations seeking to counter radicalisation, the European Commission, supported by partners from the internet industry (Facebook, Twitter, Google/YouTube), launched the Civil Society Empowerment Programme (CSEP) during the 2nd EU Internet Forum on 8 December 2016. This issue outlines the CSEP plan for 2017.
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Civil Society Against Extremism – Training
Civil Society Against Extremism - Finding Partners
Civil Society Against Extremism - join the campaign!