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To Prevent is Better than to Cure

Country
Netherlands
Target Audience
Youth/pupils/studentsFamiliesLocal community organisations/NGOs
key themes association
(Early) preventionCommunity engagement/civil society
Peer Reviewed practice
No
Year
2016

Organisation

Zasja is an NGO, focussing on research, lecturing, training and initiating/co-ordinating projects on topics like the institutionalisation of Islam in the Netherlands, discrimination, integration and radicalisation, often in co-operation with organisations of Muslim migrants in the Netherlands and mainly funded by the (local) government(s) and/or private funds.

Type of Organisation: NGO

Project description

Making visible and strengthen the role of mosques in preventing radicalization and polarization by building communal social (and - indirect - religious) resilience.

Aims:

  • To enlarge the social role of mosques
  • To include, inform and attend muslim youngsters and their social environment (parents, friends and family)
  • To create resilience amongst muslim youngsters against radical tendencies of islam, discrimination and exclusion
  • To support, attend and train members of boards and/or commissions of participating mosques.
  • To advance the cohabitation of different ethnic and religious communities and to counteract islamophobia, radicalisation and polarisation.

Deliverables

  • Training modules
  • Debate/discussion modules
  • Evaluation
  • Detailed report

Contact details

Address

Zasja
Weesperzijde 74,
1091 EH Amsterdam,
The Netherlands

Contact person: Roemer van Oordt
Telephone: (+31) 645766873
Email | Website

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