With Participatory Democracy for a Kosovo without Radicalisation

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Kosovo
June 2018 – October 2020

BIRN Kosovo

The goal of this project is to contribute towards diminishing the motives and incentives for radicalisation that may lead to violent extremism.

Summary

The goal of this project is to contribute towards diminishing the motives and incentives for radicalization that may lead to violent extremism through channelling the public discourse towards building resilience, increasing the accountability of public and governmental institutions (local and national), their capacities for youth empowerment, and shaping the societal and institutional environment for a successful prevention of violent extremism, including social and economic inclusion of returnees, prisoners and their families.

Information Sheet

Donor:

Advocacy Training & Resource Center (ATRC)

Main Objective:

To increase public understanding on violent extremism, educate the public on certain issues through proactive relations with media, and inform the public of activities and results of the project in order to promote the success of the project objectives.

Specific Objectives: 

  • Shaping attitudes in order for the community to create a permissive environment for successful prevention of violent extremism;
  • Encourage public participation in prevention of violent extremism and the process of building resilience.

Main Activities:

  • Needs assessment of most vulnerable families to effectively deal with radicalization and violent extremism;
  • Trainings and workshops for various stakeholders
  • Research, production, and broadcast of four televised programmes with themes focusing on returnees, prisoners, and families affected by radicalisation and violent extremism;
  • Compiling, publishing, and following up 10 articles related to returnees, prisoners, and families of those affected by radicalisation and violent extremism. This will include living conditions, and stories of returnees among others;
  • Regional Conference on Institutional Accountability in preventing radicalism and countering violent extremism among youth;
  • Research Paper: Why violent extremism failed: Positive Cases of Podujeva and Suhareka Municipalities;
  • Organising the training to PCK, IMC and investigative journalists and media editors on preventive measures of compiling, publishing and following up 10 articles that will include the role and responsiveness of public institutions to encourage and facilitate the engagement of parents and teachers in preventing radicalisation and violent extremism in Kosovo.

Partner

KIPRED and Democracy Plus