PPHS organizes pilot training about prevention of radicalization

The Polish Platform for Homeland Security organizes two pilot trainings “Understanding radicalization – the mechanism of creation and effective prevention of extremism”.

The first target group of the training are teachers from the Wielkopolskie region, the second is the representatives of local institutions from Poznań, including the partners of the Observatory of threats to young people. The aim of the training is to increase competence in understanding what the process of radicalization is, forms of radicalization and what is situation in Poland and how to react and counteract it.

Social shocks and crises, economic problems, fundamendal changes, political discourse, weakened family ties significantly affect the growth of the popularity of radicalization. It should be remembered that radicalization is not only Islamic fundamentalism, it is above all behavior that we can see around us such as hate speech, xenophobia or right wing radicalization. It is crucial to respond at an early stage of identifying such behaviors. That is why it is so important to understand the problem and learn about the process and phenomenon of radicalization.

The trainings is carried out as part of the MINDb4ACT research and development project (www.mindb4act.eu). MINDb4ACT is coordinated by the Spanish institution of the Royal Elcano Institute. The consortium consists of 18 partners from 9 European Union countries (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Spain, Germany, Poland, Great Britain and Italy). The aim of the project is to improve the most important strategies and programs in combating various forms of radicalization in the countries represented in the consortium, as well as to provide practical recommendations and solutions in this area for policy-makers and other interested parties. The project is financed by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Framework Program.

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