The PARTICIPATION Project Has Been Completed
After three years, the PARTICIPATION project came to an end. The final conference took place on November 9-10, 2023 in Rome, where all the partners met to sum up the results of the project and to discuss conspiracy theories and radicalisation trends, and the role of civil society and institutions in preventing violent extremism.
The main aim of the project was to prevent extremism, radicalisation and polarisation that can lead to violence through more effective social and education policies and interventions that target at risk groups to be performed through the establishment of a holistic framework and the involvement of social actors, local communities, civil society, and policymakers.
As the name suggests, the project was mainly focused on participatory research methodologies, where the participants of social labs and community mapping workshops were the co-creators of the knowledge. During the three years over 1500 stakeholders from different EU countries were involved in the creation of knowledge on the topics of radicalisation polarisation and extremism.
PPHS played the role of task leader for two activities:
- Training and Education Needs Analysis
- Analysing the ecological context. Co-researching youth in urban and peri-urban contexts via Community Mapping
Moreover, the consortium produced few tools that can be used by practitioners to prevent the issues mentioned before. These tools are:
- PARTICIPATION Prevention Tools Database containing methodologies and data sets on radicalisation and propaganda
- PARTICIPATION Intelligent Engine which provides an updated overview of radicalization trends
- Extremism & Radicalization Analysis Tool – Google plugin to detect propaganda on any webpage
All the other project results and reports can be found in the Resources section on the project’s website. We invite you to have a look at the interesting work done by the PARTICIPATION consortium.