Youthwork against violent radicalization

9.-12. april er vår koordinator for ungdomsarbeid, Joakim Arnøy, trainer for «Youthwork against violent radicalization: The role of democratic competences» på Utøya.

On 22. of July 2011, 69 young people lost their lives and many more were wounded by a terrorist attack on a youth camp at Utøya in Norway. Utøya symbolizes how important it is to defend and shape democracy every day. This makes Utøya a special place for young people to reflect on what democracy means to them, what challenges our democracies face and how young people can promote democratic values and practices. Today, Utøya hosts a new learning centre which offers trainings to young people in Norway and the rest of Europe.

The training will link together: the history of Utøya, the model of Competences for Democratic Culture developed by Council of Europe, strategies and approaches to prevent violent extremism through youth work and non-formal education.

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