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News article23 March 2022Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs

RAN Practitioners webinar on pedagogical collaboration in the neighbourhood (English), 13 April 2022, 13.30 – 15:00 CET

RAN Webinar

This webinar will be held in English and will take place via WebEx Events.

We are pleased to invite you to the RAN Practitioners Webinar on ‘Pedagogical collaboration in the neighbourhood’ that will take place on 13 April 2022 from 13.30-15.00 (CET).

Aim and background

All partners in the neighbourhood play a role in creating places for young people to practice democracy. It is helpful if schools and partners in the neighbourhood work together to strengthen social capital and counteract processes of radicalisation and polarisation. In practice, however, we see that these collaborations do not always achieve the intended results.

Teachers, youth workers, police officers, social workers and community leaders have the ability to provide young people with a positive environment to learn and develop. If done right, these actors help young people to become more resilient towards issues like radicalisation and polarisation. The roles and opportunities of these fields are thus similar, but getting them to work together effectively is not common practice across all EU Member States. Their respective approaches might differ or even contradict each other, and many practitioners seem to struggle with establishing sustainable and valuable cooperation. For a more holistic and effective P/CVE approach, improved collaboration between the relevant local actors in the neighbourhood might be very beneficial.

The following key questions will be discussed:

  • What barriers do we need to overcome to improve collaboration between youth workers, education providers and other actors with pedagogical influence?
  • Which steps should be taken to establish this collaboration?

The structure and potential moderators and speakers of the webinar can be found below.

The webinar will feature expert input from Dennis de Vries - Peaceable neighbourhood (NL). The Peaceable Neighbourhood is part of the RAN collection of inspiring practices. Children grow up in different domains: home, school, street, organised leisure time etc. In some neighbourhoods, there is a gap between the socialising and parenting culture within these different domains. As behaviour is largely dependent on the environment, it is important to have a coherent supportive context for young people to grow up in. The aim of Peaceable Neighbourhood is to create more educational cohesion between these different domains by working together and sharing experiences. They created a network between different actors in the neighbourhood.

The Peaceable Neighbourhood model focuses on 6 phases:

  • Phase 1: Parties in the neighbourhood are separate
  • Phase 2: Parties form a chain
  • Phase 3: Parties retain their colour, but speak the same (pedagogical) language
  • Phase 4: Parties gather around a common (pedagogical) goal
  • Phase 5: Parties are prepared to make a sacrifice for that common goal
  • Phase 6: Parties are willing to allow each other in their own field for the benefit of that common pedagogical goal

The event will focus on disseminating knowledge to practitioners who do not hold substantial prior knowledge of the topic. However, due to the setup and room for discussion, potential attendees with previous expertise in the area are expected to benefit as well.


  • If you would like to attend this webinar, please register via this link. The link will redirect you to a WebEx page with a ‘register’ button. Please click on this button and sign up with your email address. Please use the same e-mail address that you will use to log into the event.
  • Shortly after your registration, you will be admitted to the event by RAN Staff and will receive an automated confirmation message and a registration link from WebEx which will lead you to the webinar environment. If you do not receive an email, please check your spam inbox.
  • Please note that this webinar is primarily aimed at dissemination and will only allow for limited interaction between attendees and speakers. Attendees will be given the opportunity to pose questions via the Q&A function and/or Mentimeter during the event. All questions will be collected and selected questions will be put to the speakers by the moderators.

If you have any questions related to the Webinar, please feel free to reach out to Boy Broeders or Pomme Woltman.



Publication date
23 March 2022
Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs