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Call for participants: RAN Youth & Education meeting ‘Youth isolation, how to get them out of it’ (Digital WG multi meeting of RAN Y&E + representatives of RAN FCS and RA

This is an online meeting that will take place on 26 and 27 November from 13.00-16.30 CET

For the RAN Youth & Education Working Group meeting on ‘Youth isolation, how to get them out of it’ we are currently looking for suitable participants. Reaching out to young people who are vulnerable to harmful content and extremist discourses is challenging for youth workers and teachers. This problem has been strengthened during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The aim of this meeting to equip youth workers and teachers with tools and methods to reach out to vulnerable youngsters. It builds on the outcomes of earlier RAN meetings on digital youth work and focuses on tangible tips including the underlying reasoning/academic insights of how to best reach isolated persons/youngsters. Outcomes of the meeting will feed into a short guide or factsheet for youth workers and teachers on how to reach out to isolated youngsters at risk and counter youth isolation. This will include examples of interventions and practices.

Questions that will be leading in this meeting include:

  • How to reach youth that is isolated due to homeschooling and/or the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • Which tools and methods are helpful in reaching them?
  • How to get them out of it/how to break the isolation?
  • What can we learn from digital youth work?
  • How to make sure these isolated children and teenagers do learn about democratic values?

Call for participants

We are currently looking for youth workers, teachers, principals, school counsellors, social, community or family workers and local coordinators who have experience with dealing with isolated/vulnerable young people. If you experience challenges on how to deal with this, if you are able to share good (digital) practices or have developed a strategy or approach related to this phenomenon, please send in your motivation to attend this RAN meeting.


If you are interested in participating at this meeting, could you please state your interest through this link before 30 October?

We will invite participants based on the information in the registration link. Please keep in mind that we only invite 30 participants for this meeting to ensure valuable exchange and interaction, so participation for this meeting is not guaranteed.

If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact p [dot] woltmanatradaradvies [dot] nl (Pomme Woltman) and a [dot] jansenatradaradvies [dot] nl (Annelies Jansen).