Extremely E United
Extremely EUnited is a project funded by the European Commission aiming to prevent the spread of radicalization among youth in most of the European countries. The initiative starts from the need to safeguard the lives and the future of younger generations, who run the risk of being lured by extremist propaganda and whose innocence is exploited for criminal purposes. In doing that, Extremely EUnited appeals to those values of brotherhood and freedom which all European societies share and which represent the indispensable conditions for building a peaceful and cohesive society, in which there is no place for hatred and fanatism. The European afflatus of the project is mirrored in the number of countries involved: Belgium, Netherlands, Italy, Spain, France, Hungary, Kosovo, Sweden and Estonia.
Due to the prominent rhetoric displayed by radical groups/person in the virtual world, the project will assign a preponderant role to the action on-line, by supplying videos, podcasts, drawings and other tools to empower the voices of young people who spread peaceful messages and promote values of mutual respect and empathy. Moreover, in line with the objective and scope of the project, off-line events will be organized to offer young people a space to express their creativity and favour social interactions. Our approach is innovative as it not only targets youth as a potential vulnerable audience, but it also allows young people to play an active role in countering violent extremism by giving them the tools to promote peace, tolerance and fundamental European values.