- Target Audience
- key themes association
- Alternative and counter narrativesVulnerable youth and youth engagement in P/CVE
- Peer Reviewed practice
Extremely Together and the Extremely Together Roadshow are part of the Kofi Annan Foundation, which is a non-profit organisation.
The mission of the Kofi Annan Foundation is to mobilise political will to overcome threats to peace, development and human rights.
Type of Organisation: Foundation
The Extremely Together Roadshow consists of a series of peer-to-peer workshops aimed at training youth in schools as well as with young leaders in local communities across Europe in countering violent extremism (CVE).
The aims of the workshop include building critical thinking skills and equipping young people with the practical skills needed to identify, resist and reject violent extremist propaganda.
These skills also serve to support young people in becoming active citizens, challenging negative stereotypes and supporting peers who may be struggling with issues related to extremism or extremist recruitment.
This initiative provides a unique opportunity to help schoolchildren understand what violent extremism is, spot early signs of radicalisation and develop strategies of resilience, including counter-narratives.
The Roadshow workshops serve to complement existing programmes of schools working around informal education and Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) lessons.
- More than 2 800 students were trained in UK schools by Extremely Together Young Leaders Bjorn Ihler and Fatima Zaman through the Extremely Together Roadshow, with the objective of helping them understand what violent extremism is, spot early signs of radicalisation and develop counternarratives.
- The content of the Extremely Together roadshow is based on the Extremely Together toolkit, which is the first ever CVE Toolkit made for young people, by young people. Launched in March 2017 in Brussels, the toolkit is available through an online platform, as well as in English, French, and Arabic. The toolkit chapters are also available in the form of films. The Extremely Together toolkit has now been referenced by 1 600 individuals in over 80 countries.
- Further CVE training and workshops based on the content of the toolkit were held in Morocco, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda.