The Wor(l)ds Lab participated in the Preventing Radicalization: Towards Resilient Societies meeting in Berlin on November 13-15. The German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens Women and Youth (BMFSFJ) has hosted this international conference, which was held in the context of the German G20 Presidency in 2017.
The meeting has brought together academics and specialists working in preventive education – from the public sector or civil society – covering all aspects of radicalisation. The aim is to discuss the challenges of politically or religiously motivated ideological radicalisation and possible solutions with regard to child and youth work and long-term, sustainable prevention work.
For Wor(l)ds Lab, it has been a great opportunity for international exchange and networking in one of our priority areas. The meeting itself has shown us how relevant our approach is, with the interplay between academic research and activist projects.