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How can youth professionals deal with current polarisation around masculinity?

This face-to-face meeting will take place in Berlin on 12 June (12.00-17.30) and 13 June (09.00-13.00) 2023.

Please note that this is a meeting for practitioners only.

For our RAN Youth & Education (Y&E) Working Group meeting, we are looking for youth workers, teachers and other relevant experts. Practitioners who can provide concrete examples from their daily practices, or who are observing polarisation phenomena around concepts of masculinity among their pupils, are invited to respond to this call for participants.


In previous RAN meetings, youth professionals were seen to be struggling with increasingly negative and problematic attitudes among male pupils towards their female counterparts or LGBTQIA+ youngsters. These attitudes are said to come from the so-called ‘Manosphere’, a popular part of (online) youth culture that revolves around idealisation of hypermasculinity. In recent years, this has led to various conflicts online, in classrooms and in youth work organisations, and has even been mentioned in debates about misogyny and extremism. In this meeting, we will investigate how youth professionals can deal with polarisation around this narrative.

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  • Monday 12 June 2023, 12:00 - Tuesday 13 June 2023, 09:00 (CEST)
  • Berlin, Germany

Practical information

Monday 12 June 2023, 12:00 - Tuesday 13 June 2023, 09:00 (CEST)
Face-to-Face meeting
Berlin, Germany
RAN Practitioners Staff