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Bildmachen — Civic and media education for the prevention of religious extremism in social media Workshops and training on media education

  • Germany
Target Audience
  • Youth/pupils/students
key themes association
  • (Early) prevention
  • Formal/informal education
  • 2022


The project is directed by (civic education and prevention). is a Germany-based NGO that receives financial support through the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth and various respective German federal states. operates at the intersection of education, academia and public debate. It aims to foster a sense of belonging and to empower youngsters to confront Islamism and ethnic-nationalist ideologies. In addition, organizes training sessions and conferences for educators and civil servants on youth cultures, Islam and Muslims in Germany, and carries out prevention work in local communities and educational institutions. regularly publishes educational material and scientific papers to inform the broader public about issues related to Islam and migration in Germany.

Type of Organisation: Other

Project description

The aim of “bildmachen” is it to promote critical media literacy among adolescents and young adults. As well to strengthen their resilience against religious extremist content they may encounter online. It focuses on the topics of Islam, anti-Muslim racism and Islamism, in the context of social media and extremist web content. They learn how to factcheck questionable assertions and how to identify Islamic extremist narratives.

The project challenges religious extremist narratives and encourages alternative perspectives and approaches to issues of everyday life, identity, religion and socio-political activity.

Working method is a peer-to-peer approach in a workshop setting for youngsters and young adults. During the workshops, participants work with iPads and create memes against religious extremism and hate speech.

The workshops also include online content designed by participants to illustrate ways of introducing personal perspectives and experiences into the discussion.


The practice comprises three workshop modules for youngsters: Critical media literacy, Extremist content and Empowerment. Under these modules, the young people develop content themselves, like memes.

This content is collated on the project’s website (in the Hall of Meme on

At the close of 2019, the workshop and training modules were published on the website.

Contact details

Dudenstr. 6
10965 Berlin

Contact person: Dalal Mahra
Telephone: (+30) 7809-5564
dalal [dot] mahraatufuq [dot] de (Email) | Website

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Bildmachen — Civic and media education for the prevention of religious extremism in social media Workshops and training on media education