TRACE Third Transnational Meeting in Granada

The Erasmus + TRACE project on ‘Traditional children’s stories for a common future’ developed by the Euro-Arab Foundation together with European partners from Croatia, Greece and Latvia, concludes its three-year work in Granada. This third transnational meeting of the project has taken place on July 15 and 16, 2021 at the headquarters of the Euro-Arab Foundation.

The executive secretary of the Euro-Arab, Inmaculada Marrero Rocha, congratulated the different partners who arrived from Croatia, Greece and Latvia, who together with the Euro-Arab Foundation as a Spanish partner, make up the consortium of this project financed by the Erasmus + program.

During these two days, TRACE partners have analysed and evaluated the programs and activities that they have been developing over the past two years, applying innovative educational methods. The results achieved have been evaluated and the future exploitation plan for the resources available on the digital platform designed. In it, the selected and translated stories are available in several languages, to the worksheets to carry out the workshops, as well as guidelines and orientations for teachers and librarians.

Access to the Platform

EN Retopea News

‘Docutubes’ workshop for religious peace and tolerance in Granada

The RETOPEA H2020 project has developed a workshop model for adolescents based on a collection of examples of how people in Europe and beyond, in many different historical periods, have thought about and experienced different religious beliefs and practices and found ways of living together.

During June and July, The RETOPEA team is carrying out, these workshops in educational centers in the province of Granada, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Germany, Estonia, Finland and North Macedonia.

The purpose of the workshop is to allow students to engage in creative ways with the subject of religious toleration and peace, both in historical and the contemporary settings through shorts ‘documentaries’ that will be recorded in different parts of the city.

The Euro-Arab Foundation together with partners from the University of Granada and The Open University (England) in collaboration wih Dar Al Anwar will carry out this workshop in Granada from July 8 to 10.An event hosted bythe Almirante’s Palace and the headquarters of the Euro-Arab Foundation in which young people will discover and record emblematic places of Granada: in its center and the Albayzin neighborhood. During three days, The RETOPEA team will accompany young people between 12 and 15 years old who came to our city from countries such as Morocco, Ghana, Sweden, France, Malaysia, among others, to convert their idea about ​​religious peace and tolerance into visual elements in a short visual communication. We call “Docutubes” the short films inspired by the RETOPEA clippings in a format similar to Vlogging on YouTube.

The RETOPEA collection includes more than 400 clippings which cover 12 themes that comes with a set of questions to encourage critical thinking about the issues it raises: ‘Gender and Sexuality’; ‘Migration, trade and travel’; ‘Propaganda, stereotyping and communication’; ‘Discrimination and being different’; ‘Ideas about toleration’; ‘Peace and conflict resolution’; Memory and Heritage’; ‘Law, police and public order’; ‘Places and buildings’; ‘Religious practice’;’ Clothing and dress’ and ‘Family life’.

EN Perceptions News

The Euro-Arab Foundation participates in the 18th IMISCOE CONFERENCE 2021

Researchers from “the Department of Projects & Research” of the Euro-Arab Foundation will participate in the IMISCOE Annual Conference ‘Crossing borders, connecting cultures’ (July 7-9).

Two panels ‘Migrants’ perceptions of the EU. Imaginaries, policies and symbolic management across Europe and beyond‘ will be dedicated to presenting the results of the PERCEPTIONS H2020 project on July 7, from 14:00 to 15:30, and from 15:45 to 17:15.  

These two panels will analyse  how migrants perceive migration to Europe , as well as the narratives of journalists and policy makers and how this (potentially) relates to each other. Perceptions on (migration to) Europe are structured by prevailing and each continuously reinforcing narratives that are spread through (social) media, by policy makers and personal networks. These perceptions vary along migration trajectories as they are part of social constructions that are repeatedly reinterpreted through a series of stories and highly impacted by information campaigns and migration management by policy makers.

José M. González Riera and Patricia Bueso Izquierdo will present some of the results of the research carried out by the Foundation in a paper  titled: Across the Strait: migrants’ narratives on Europe in Morocco and Spain.

Our research has studied the Moroccan context, which in the last three decades has become a key transit country, mainly for sub-Saharan nationals on their way to Europe. At the same time, it continues to be the origin of a sizeable amount of Moroccan citizens migrating to the EU. Additionally, Morocco is consolidating as a host country, mainly for sub-Saharans (Khrouz & Lanza, 2015), many of whom reside irregularly despite of the two regularisations that the country has recently implemented (Benjelloun, 2017). A question often raised is which visions of the final destination move so many people to undertake such a costly and often perilous journey. This paper aims at comprehending the ways in which the perceptions and narratives of Spain/Europe are framed amongst migrants in Morocco on transit to Spain/Europe as well as potential Moroccan migrants. Such views will be then contrasted with those of migrants who have already arrived to Spain. Based on the assumption that these imaginaries are affected by migrants’ experiences, we aim at analysing the evolution of this narrative plasticity, assessing the ways in which the migration itinerary interacts with the perceptions and narratives from the country of origin to the final destination. We will depict the evolution of various patterns of narrative itineraries in parallel to the migration journeys.

This paper is based on the empirical research findings stemming from the fieldwork conducted in Morocco and Spain. The key outcomes will be discussed in terms of a better management of the migration flows and the development of migratory policy recommendations.

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EN Hope News

European survey and research on deradicalization and disengagement

Creating a European Learning Hub on Radicalisation

The HOPE project is developing a network for continuous training and knowledge sharing in the Balkan, Southern and Eastern European countries.

This network aims to intervene in radicalisation prevention and disengagement and improve the transition between the prison and probation system and the community, for those at risk of radicalisation or who have already been radicalised.

Training and research organisations, academics, prison, and probation administrations make up the HOPE project network.

European Survey

As part of HOPE’s activities, we are carrying out a European survey for professionals engaged in deradicalization and disengagement in order to evaluate their needs within the prison and probation context and to identify the current state of prevention strategies and efforts to promote deradicalisation and disengagement.

Take the survey:
From July 1 to 20
Available in different languages (Bulgarian, English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Serbian, Slovenian, and Spanish).
The survey is completely online, take no longer than 20 minutes, and it is completely anonymous.


To deepen this research, the Euro-Arab Foundation will carry out throughout the month of July interviews with professionals who work on (de)radicalization in prisons in order to identify the problems they encounter.

EN Armour News

End of the ARMOUR project

The ARMOUR project has come to an end, successfully achieving the objectives set. Promoted by a consortium of 9 entities from 8 different countries (Austria, Bulgaria, Spain, Greece, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands and Romania) led by the Euro-Arab Foundation and funded by the Internal Security Fund – European Union Police (GA nº.- 823683). ARMOUR started in 2019 with the aim that professionals and future professionals who work with children and young people, aged 10 and 18 years old, know how to prevent, detect and intervene on possible cases of radicalization and violent extremism in educational centers, social centers and other entities where minors are worked.

Over the last two years and half, the project partners have carried out an in-depth analysis of the factors that contribute to the phenomena of radicalization and societal polarization, through literature review, expert consultation, individual interviews and focus groups with first line practitioners and have been working on building a model for the prevention of radicalisation which worked on different levels and involved multiple social actors. Armour has explored a new learning model to provide individuals in the community and practitioners the know-how, as well as a toolkit consisting of an experimental creative lab architecture in which to create, test, and promote psychoeducational and community behavioural and communication strategies aimed at correcting reactions to perceived or real grievances and thus promote resilience to push and pull factors involved in advancing radicalization and violent extremism.

The ARMOUR project ends with the successful development and testing of the ARMOUR Experimental Labs on development of individual agency, community empowerment and resilience, and moderate and proportionate state response where special attention was placed on individual capacity building and social skills of support. The labs represented a safe environment where participants could experience alternative ways of responding to push and pull factors of social polarisation and extremism.

Through different activities and elaborated resources (such as a Train-the-trainer program, manuals, toolkits, workshops, e-Learning Courses…), ARMOUR has been increasing awareness and capacity of first-line practitioners on radicalization and polarization among children and youth; promoting interaction and cooperation among different stakeholders; promoting the views of moderate voices by engaging with the silent majority and integrating them into the experimental lab and developing and promoting concrete tools targeting vulnerable groups.

Thanks to its good results, the project will continue implementing the Experimental Laboratories in collaboration with different organizations and institutions and training public and private professionals in strengthening the resilience of young people.

All findings can be found on the ARMOUR website at

Check out ARMOUR Project Overview Video:




The Armour Model
EN Unchained News

The UNCHAINED project begins its research on trafficking in child , sexual and labor exploitation

Throughout this month of June 2021, three focus groups have been held on the business models in trafficking for child exploitation (in Spain); sexual exploitation (in Italy) and labor exploitation (in Germany). The debates have focused on the business models identified in their national contexts, as well as the good practices necessary to carry out intersectoral cooperation.

In the focus group held in Spain, organized by the Euro-Arab Foundation, experts and agents representing different sectors have been invited to debate on the main problems related to the business models that exist in the trafficking for child exploitation, an exploitation that includes, but is not limited to, forced begging, sexual exploitation and labor exploitation.

Participants have explained from their own fields of action, the phenomenon of child trafficking, debating the main commercial models in the Spanish context, as well as the points of interception and the sectors that require intersectoral cooperation. and closer cross-border to follow up on suspicious financial actions.This debate has been developed according to five thematic blocks: forms of child exploitation in Europe and new trends; Business models used in the trafficking of minors; the financial investigation of the crime; points of interconnection and sectors of cooperation between law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, judicial bodies, tax inspectorate, labor inspectorate, NGOs. The last block is the one dedicated to improvement proposals.

The UNCHAINED project, financed by the Internal Security Fund of the General Directorate of the Interior of the European Commission, coordinated by the Procura della Republica Presso il Tribunals ordinario di Padova of Italy, has the participation of the Euro-Arab Foundation (Spain); Fondazione Agenfor International (Italy); Ministry of the Interior- ESMIR (Spain), Institute for Police and Security Research (IPoS) – in Hochschule für Öffentliche Verwaltung Bremen (Germany) and School of Public Administration (Hochschule für Öffentliche Verwaltung Bremen (Germany).