- Target Audience
- Youth/pupils/studentsViolent extremistsFamilies
- key themes association
- Community engagement/civil societyVulnerable youth and youth engagement in P/CVE
- Peer Reviewed practice
180° Turn – (180 Grad Wende)
Is a social prevention initiative in the City of Cologne dedicated to social work for youngsters and young adults. The body responsible for the initiative is the ‘Jugendbildungs- und Sozialwerk Goethe e.V.’, an NGO working in the areas of education, democracy, migration and international exchange. At the moment, it is funded by the German Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth. It is not funded by the European Commission.
Type of Organisation: NGO
The ‘180° Turn’ initiative comprises a network of young people, multipliers and coaches, who are trained as street workers in cooperation with our partners. The young multipliers are trained in different fields, such as moral courage or the prevention of drug addiction and violence.
The network of young multipliers is active in the whole city and suited for tackling the phenomenon of radicalisation at its roots. Multipliers and coaches spread counter-narratives through their networks and act as role models for the target group.
Our practice has led to several training modules in the fields of xenophobia, moral courage, de-escalation, basic rights, career guidance and the prevention of drug addiction and radicalisation.
Contact person: Mr. Suhel El-Khatib
180 Grad Wende