An online contest and exhibition aiming at promoting peaceful coexistence, tolerance and dialogue between cultures and faiths. The youth itself will be the author of the exhibition. Young people from all European countries will have the possibility to participate in the contest through their own photos/sketches/cartoons/drawings/memes that send powerful visual messages and promote peaceful coexistence between cultures and religions.
An online campaign that will consist of creating 12 short videos that spread messages of universal value. Every episode will focus on a precise value promoted in religions such as Islam, Christianity or Judaism. The aim is to deconstruct the myth that religion incites to violence in any way and to highlight the fact that all religions/faiths have the same messages as their core teaching: love, tolerance, mutual understanding, compassion.
Extremely Inclusive and Open-Minded
An online campaign that will aim to promote cultural diversity and mutual understanding by learning about other cultures. Through a set of 7 videos; young people from different backgrounds, cultures will share their values and perspectives. Direct dialogues between young refugees and young European citizens will be organised as well. Once people get to know each other, they are less likely to be hostile towards each other and others. The videos will present young people from 14 to 20 of age engaging in a dialogue with each other.
An online campaign that will consist of creating 5 short videos that will deconstruct, expose and challenge extremist propaganda through critical thinking and reasoning. In every episode, we will take one extremist group as a case study and we will deconstruct its propaganda through critical thinking mechanisms. This initiative aims to develop critical thinking tools and is mostly targeting youth, that has already become sensitive to extremist ideas. Every video of this campaign will target youth that is sensitive/vulnerable to particular extremist propaganda, taking also into consideration the geographical factor.
An online campaign consisting of a set of 5 videos that will challenge violent narratives by spreading the true interpretation of sacred writings which extremists use to legitimize their violence. Particular attention will be given to those parts of the Quran that radical groups more often use in a distorted manner to promote particularistic and personal interests. Different experts and scholars on Islam will explain the topics according to scriptures from a historical and sociological perspective, challenging extremist/violent interpretations and hate-oriented religious rhetoric. This action has both prevention and countering purposes.
An online campaign that will aim to counter-act hate and violent driven speeches on social media and engage youth to develop a responsible and ethical form of communication online. Through this action, a set of 5 videos will be created. The videos will stress out that freedom of expression has some ethical limits that are necessary for a democratic society and will explain the legal aspects of the freedom of expression according to Art. 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights as well. An online platform where youth can further debate around this issue will also be created.
Action consisting of a combination of online and offline activities that will take the form of lectures, workshops or debates with teachers and experts who work directly with the targeted audiences.
Prevent Radicalization among Youth
Offering alternative narratives and empowering youth
Challenging and countering extremist propaganda
Coaching youth to develop critical thinking skills