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News announcement22 October 2021

Online campaigning in P/CVE: results & lessons learned over the four years of the Civil Society Empowerment Programme

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Everything you’ve always wanted to know about online campaigning!

Over the past four years, the Civil Society Empowerment Programme (CSEP) has supported 20 projects in their online P/CVE campaigns across the EU Member States. In a series of five webinars, these EU funded projects (under Internal Security Fund (ISF)-police) will share their results and lessons learned.

If you want to learn more about the results of these different online campaigns, how to start your own online campaign, what is being done in your country, or generally more about P/CVE campaigns, join us at one or more of the upcoming webinars.

On 16 November, two projects (COMMIT and BreakingtheISISbrand) will share their campaigns and lessons learned between 15:00 - 16:30PM CET. Register for this session before 15 November via this link. Note that this session will be recorded.

These two online campaigns are active in Belgium, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Spain and Sweden.

  • COMMIT (Communication campaign against extremism and radicalisation) aims to prevent and dissuade susceptible and vulnerable audiences (young people aged 13-25 in Austria, Netherlands, Italy, Greece) from extremism, radicalism and terrorism. This is done by providing the target audience with the skills needed to co-develop and disseminate alternative narratives promoting democratic values, tolerance, and cooperation, and equipping them with competences needed to identify and resist online content of intolerance and violence. The campaign raises awareness of the basic triggers used to incite us towards hate - with the aim of stimulating active bystandership to resist them.

  • Breaking the ISIS Brand aims to protect vulnerable populations against violent extremism. The target audiences include Muslim immigrant descent individuals who face real or perceived discrimination or are finding it hard to integrate; converts from any background looking for some sort of belonging and purpose and/or are angered by geopolitics; and new migrants, particularly from war-torn areas where militant jihadi groups are active. The International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism (ICSVE) has conducted over 140 targeted and general campaigns on Facebook globally, with measurable results in terms of reach and impact.  ICSVE has also developed empirical methods to re-target and re-engage individuals exhibiting violent extremist tendencies online.

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Publication date
22 October 2021