Violent extremism and radicalisation have become one of the main challenges of global development cooperation. Simultaneously to the rise of violent extremism, growing fragility and instability worldwide can be observed. Especially young people are vulnerable to radicalization and recruitment while at the same time becoming increasingly involved in peacebuilding and sustainable development.
The objective of the workshop is to offer young people a space for exchanging ideas on successful approaches to as well as the challenges they encounter in preventing violent extremism. With speakers from diverse backgrounds the workshop creates a room to highlight the differences and similarities of initiatives in the various countries while emphasizing context-sensitivity. What do a former member of the right-wing extremist scene in Germany and an ex-combatant of a rebel group in a country of the Global South have in common? Let the young tell their stories.