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CSEP is moving full digital with a series of interactive digital sessions. Specific hurdles are challenging the CSEP projects in moving forward. Our theory of change is that because project have specific hurdles to overcome (e.g. on their target audience or about monitoring), they are best helped by offering interactive digital sessions that aim to solve questions relating to this hurdle. Experts on these specific aspects of online campaigning will help your projects overcome these hurdles quicker and with the latest insights in the field.

The CSEP digital sessions started during the spring with in depth-sessions on questions surrounding the elements of your campaign following the GAMMMA+ model and different digital sessions with the various online platforms (so far: Facebook and Instagram).

In September we are organising another round digital sessions about online dynamic dialogue, staying safe, staying innovative and storytelling. In addition, we will invite other industry partners (YouTube, Twitter).

Lastly, we hope to see all of you again in November to present your project to peers for peer-to-peer learning.

This is a unique opportunity to bring your project forward and expand your knowledge about online radicalisation and how to prevent it through campaigning. The registrations will be opened per set of sessions. You can register for your sessions below:

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Event title: Ask me anything about… Goal & Audience

Date: 14 May

Start time: 09:30 CET

Duration: 1 hour

Description: This session is dedicated to all your questions on how to define your campaign goals, how to create your theory of change, and how you can obtain an in-depth understanding of your target audience, to ensure that your campaign actually reaches them and might influence them.

Expert: Alexander Ritzmann

 

Event title: Ask me anything about… Monitoring & Evaluation, Part 1

Date: 14 May

Start time: 11:30 CET

Duration: 1 hour

Description: This session focuses on your questions related to monitoring and evaluation (M&E), like how to set up a proper M&E framework, how to make use of a logic model, how to do and make use of a baseline assessment, what data to analyse and how, and so forth.

Expert: Alexander Ritzmann

 

Event title: Ask me anything about… Message & Messenger

Date: 19 May CET

Start time: 09:30

Duration: 1 hour

Description: This session focuses on all your questions related to the message and messenger of your campaign. How can you ensure your message is tailored to your target audience? Who will deliver your message?

Expert: Jonathan Russell

 

Event title: Ask me anything about… Medium (platform)

Date: 19 May

Start time: 11:30 CET

Duration: 1 hour

Description: This session focuses on the medium of your campaign. What media does your target audience get its information from and how can you use this for your campaign? All your questions related to choosing your medium and how to find the relevant echo chambers will be answered in this session. Please note that specific sessions with industry partners are scheduled to take place later.

Expert: Jonathan Russell

 

Event title: Ask me anything about… Call to Action

Date: 28 May (tbc)

Start time: 09:30

Duration: 1 hour

Description: In this session we will answer questions related to the call to action of your campaign. What is your call to action and why would your target audience respond to this? How can you ensure they will change their behaviour? Formulating a good call to action is often considered one of the biggest challenges in online campaigns aimed at preventing radicalisation.

Expert: Ross Frennet (Moonshot CVE).

 

Event title: Ask me anything about… Monitoring & Evaluation, Part 2

Date: 28 May (tbc)

Start time: 11:00

Duration: 1 hour

Description: We have invited several CSEP projects to share their insights and lessons learned on setting up your monitoring and evaluation. Learn from your peers with practical examples and consult the expert.

Expert: moderated by Elliot Grainger (REOC communications).

 

Event title: Ask me anything about…Radicalisation

Date: 04 June

Start time: TBD

Duration: 1 hour / 1.5 hour

Description: In this crash course radicalisation we will answer your questions about radicalisation. How and why do people get radicalised? Can you recognise it? Do they have mental health issues? What is the role of online in radicalisation and recruitment? In this session we will try to give you answers that help your CSEP-project prevent and counter people being tricked into violent extremism.

Expert: By Steven Lenos (RAN) senior expert

 

Event title: Ask me anything about… Facebook

Date: 11 June

Start time: 11:00

Duration: 1 hour

Description: Here’s your unique opportunity to ask the biggest social networks experts anything you want to know about this medium and questions relating to support and collaboration.

Expert: Expert will be chosen based on your questions

 

Event title: Ask me anything about… Instagram

Date: 11 June (tbc)

Start time: 11:00

Duration: 1 hour

Description: Here’s your unique opportunity to ask the biggest social networks experts anything you want to know about this medium as well as questions relating to support and collaboration.

Expert: Expert will be chosen based on your questions

 

Event title: Ask me anything about… Dynamic online dialogue

Date: 02 September

Start time: 09:30 CET

Duration: 60-90 minutes

Description: Being the first to start such an endeavour in Germany, EXIT-Germany constitutes one of the most experienced and successful programs in de-radicalisation and exit-assistance in the world, looking back to the first de-radicalization experiences in 1989. EXIT-Germany since then has been continuously working to help individuals from all backgrounds, but mainly from highly radicalized milieus (group leaders, terrorists, party leaders) to leave the movement and to develop methods and programs in the field. Fabian Wichmann works for the ZDK Gesellschaft Demokratische Kultur gGmbH in Berlin and is the new RAN C&N co-chair. The gives exit support as a member of the EXITGermany team, for people who want to leave the far-right and is responsible for social media management

Expert: Fabian Wichmann

 

Event title: Ask me anything about… Dealing with trolls and staying safe

Date: 02 September

Start time: 11:00 CET

Duration: 60-90 minutes

Description: Trolling is about intentionally setting out to hurt or harm others using the cloak of anonymity offered by social media platforms. Trolling is recognised as deliberately inflicting hatred, bigotry, racism or misogyny. Trolling becomes dangerous when they find vulnerable people to target. There is nothing virtual about online trolling. If you want to keep your online and offline reputation intact and create a thriving online community that is friendly and engaging, then you have to effectively have to handle the trolls. Speaker…. will talk about how to take practical steps to stay safe online.

Expert: Kelsey Bjornsgaard (ISD)

 

Event title: Ask me anything about… Staying innovative

Date: 10 September

Start time: 11:00 CET

Duration: 60-90 minutes

Description: With the rise and fall of a number of social media platforms over the past few years, campaigners in PCVE need to determine how to get the most out of the platforms they are using. In an ever changing landscape, new challenges arise. For example, the impact of GDPR, the banning of TikTok in some countries, fact checking by Twitter, and Facebook’s new approach to restricting business-related content, which has wide implications for established Facebook approaches. Ross Frenett is the co-Founder and Director of Moonshot CVE and the new RAN C&N co-chair. He is specialised in data-driven innovation in responses to extremism and community violence.

Expert: Ross Frennet

 

Event title: Ask me anything about… Storytelling

Date: 10 September

Start time: 13:00 CET

Duration: 60-90 minutes

Description: We are living in the Story Economy. Compelling stories are one of the most valuable assets we have. They cut through the clutter to connect with your target audience in ways that facts and figures can’t. They have the power to get us to purchase or protest...and they can even help us change, heal and grow. Yet often valuable stories go untold due to a lack of budget, time and expertise. Speaker Tamara Park will tell you how to use edge technology to help you strategically address pressing problems in a scalable way relating to your PCVE campaign.

Expert: Tamara Park

 

Event title: Ask me anything about… Twitter

Date: 17 September

Start time: 09:30 CET

Duration: 60-90 minutes

Description: Twitter has proven to be a very good way to work on a organisations and campaigns . Ronan Costello, Sr Public Policy Manager EMEA at Twitter Headquarters, is willing to share the tips and tricks to make Twitter a very valuable asset in your CSEP projects. You can ask him everything on the use of Twitter, so your CSEP campaigns can be more effective.

Expert: Ronan Costello

 

Event title: Ask me anything about… YouTube/Google

Date: 17 September

Start time: 11:00 CET

Duration: 60-90 minutes

Description: There is no magical technical solution to radicalisation. YouTube is working to minimise the spread of problematic content (for example, conspiracy theories) by reducing their recommendations of videos that can potentially misinform users. In this session, you will learn more about creating strategic content for your PCVE campaign on YouTube.

Expert: t.b.d.

 

Event title: CSEP digital peer learning session I

Date:12 November

Start time: 10:00 CET

Duration: 60-90 minutes

Description: For the CSEP digital sessions the RAN will organise three digital sessions that facilitate peer learning amongst the 20 CSEP funded projects. In these sessions, the projects will move from student (receiver) to teacher (resource provider) by giving you the opportunity to demonstrate to your peers what you have learned and ‘how’ you overcame or fixed challenges relating to your campaign. With the support of Alexander Ritzmann, the RAN will facilitate the sharing of insights into campaigning by creating a digital safe space in which the project representatives can help each other. This session is for the first round of funded CSEP projects will share how they have overcome their challenges and what others can learn from them.

Expert: Alexander Ritzmann

 

Event title: CSEP digital peer learning session II

Date: 26 November

Start time: 10:00 CET

Duration: 60-90 minutes

Description: For the CSEP digital sessions the RAN will organise three digital sessions that facilitate peer learning amongst the 20 CSEP funded projects. In these sessions, the projects will move from student (receiver) to teacher (resource provider) by giving you the opportunity to demonstrate to your peers what you have learned and ‘how’ you overcame or fixed challenges relating to your campaign. With the support of Alexander Ritzmann, the RAN will facilitate the sharing of insights into campaigning by creating a digital safe space in which the project representatives can help each other. This session is for the second round of funded projects and inviting those with most relevant expertise from first round of funded projects to share lessons.

Expert: Alexander Ritzmann

 

Event title: CSEP digital Peer learning session III

Date: 08 December

Start time: 10:00 CET

Duration: 60-90 minutes

Description: This session is for all the CSEP funded projects together. More information about this session will follow in due time.

Expert: Alexander Ritzmann