- Publication date
- 29 June 2023
- Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs
- RAN Publications Topic
- Vulnerable youth and youth engagement in P/CVE
On 3 and 4 May, the RAN Young Platform (RAN YOUNG) organised a kick-off meeting in Budapest, Hungary, for its newest cohort of young participants. The meeting brought together 26 young people from 14 EU Member States, all specialising in different topics and approaches focused on preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) or related societal issues in Europe.
Recognising the value of so many perspectives and experiences in one room, RAN devoted this first meeting to creating a conducive environment for these young people to learn from one another and forge relationships with their peers. The focus of this exchange was peer-to-peer learning, during which participants worked in six groups to perform a SWOT analysis on three projects that were presented by their fellow participants who are working with organisations to deliver P/CVE projects in Europe.
- The 2-day meeting began with an introduction to RAN Practitioners, its nine Working Groups, and how RAN aims to promote peer-to-peer exchange in RAN YOUNG meetings and the involvement of young people in regular RAN Working Group activities. The introduction was followed by a learning session, where participants heard from an expert trainer about the make-up, design and management of projects for P/CVE. In addition to enhancing their understanding of projects and how they can achieve impact, it provided them with critical background for assessing their assigned project and structuring their analysis and feedback.
- After this learning session the practice owners presented a project they are working on to their peers.
- Following presentations from the practice owners, the six review groups worked independently to complete their SWOT analysis and prepare a presentation, which was delivered to the project presenter and the rest of the groups at the close of the meeting.
This conclusion paper documents key outcomes from this meeting, focusing on a peer-to-peer learning session while organising a youth review panel and the youth reflections on P/CVE programmes.