Recognizing the urgent need to address the radicalization of youth, the Youth Empowerment and Innovation (YEIP) project will give voice to young people from all over Europe, particularly those who tend to be marginalized and excluded, in order to address the underlying causes of radicalization among youth and the discrimination prevailing in today's society.
The project aims to design and implement a positive prevention model to address and prevent the marginalization and violent radicalization of young people in Europe. The project was formally launched on 28 February and will be implemented in three years, in cooperation with 20 organizations from all over Europe, including four Ministries, regional and public universities, universities and NGOs from 7 partner countries (United Kingdom, Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Portugal, Poland, Sweden and Romania).
Dr. Theo Gavrielidis, Founder and Director of IARS and Coordinator of the YEIP project, said: "Radicalization is a scourge of our time that is fueled by exclusion and discrimination against young people. YEIP will bring together the voices of young people and their know-how to design prevention policies for them and them. "
Throughout the project, young people will work alongside leading researchers, national and regional public authorities to design and test effective prevention strategies for the conversion of their counterparts to terrorism. The practical results of YEIP will be promoted through national and regional policies in cooperation with public authorities.
For more information please visit: yeip.org.
YEIP is developed in response to the Call for proposals EACEA No 34/2015 Key Action 3: Support for policy reform - Initiatives for policy innovation – [European policy experimentations in the fields of Education, Training and Youth led by high-level public authorities]. The project is co-funded under Erasmus+ Grant Agreement N° 2016-2927 /9.