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Call for participants: RAN Webinar (in French) on ‘Dealing with religiously inspired extremist ideologies in school’

This webinar will be held (in French) on 16 March 2021 (15.00h – 16.45h CET)

We are looking for participants to join the RAN webinar on ‘Dealing with religiously inspired extremist ideologies in schools’.

This webinar will focus on how to pedagogically deal with claims, grievances, real or perceived injustices, controversial questions, and sensitive issues related to the religious sphere of young people in schools. Sensitive issues may relate to the questioning of democratic and constitutional values, the freedom of religion, debates on identity, sexual orientation, gender equality, cultural backgrounds or for example political (local or (inter)national) events with high-impact. In this case, teachers can contribute to a balanced debate, make sure all students feel heard, discover reasons behind certain attitudes and protect students from extremist propaganda and, for example, disinformation.

The goal of this webinar is to disseminate expert knowledge on this topic, which has come up repeatedly in previous RAN EDU meetings.

The webinar will feature:

  • Dr Francesco Farinelli from the European Foundation for Democracy, and author of the RAN EDU ex post paper titled “Dealing with religion-inspired extremist ideologies in school”.
  • Representatives of inspiring school projects and practices in Germany, France and Belgium
  • The webinar will be moderated by Jean-Philippe Fons, leader of the Youth and Education Working Group (RAN Y&E).

Target audience

The webinar’s main target audience includes teachers, principals, social workers and other front-line professionals who work with pupils in school.

If you are interested in participating in this meeting, register via the following link no later than 15 March. This link will redirect you to a page on which you will find a button ‘Register’. Click on this link and sign up with the email address with which you will attend the webinar.

If you have any questions, contact Maarten van de Donk and/or Fenna Keijzer