Competences Development for Youth Work Against Violent Radicalisation and Extremism

Online Course, Oct. 2020

Transnational Training and Cooperation Activities

Desert Bloom participated in in a four-day online Training Course on "Competencies of Youth Workers in Preventing Violent Radicalization and Extremism" from 12 to 23 Oct. 2020. The project was dedicated to developing youth workers competencies in the field of preventing violent radicalization and extremism (VR &E). The project was organized by SALTO Eastern Europe and Caucasus, in cooperation with SALTO Euromed, SALTO SEE, German, French, Italian, Polish and Slovenian National Agencies of Erasmus+.

The program fulfilled the following objectives:

  • Reflected on the key concepts regarding meaning of radicalization, community resilience, counter negative narratives
  • Introduced the competence model for youth worker for preventing violent radicalization and extremism
  • Explored Erasmus+ Programme & ESC potential in supporting youth work in developing community resilience.
  • Explored specific competencies to strengthen individual and community resilience

Participants had a time to reflect on the below four key competencies for preventing VR & E, on different levels; self, organization and community.

  1. Communicating meaningfully with others
  2. Facilitating individual and group learning in an enriching environment
  3. Displaying intercultural competence
  4. Networking and advocating