To prevent violent radicalization and promote peaceful coexistence and interculturality, it is especially necessary to understand, on the one hand, the risk factors that lead a subject to radicalize violently, and on the other, what are the challenges that these people face to full integration, both in their societies of origin and in those of destination.
Within this framework, the CIDEAL Foundation and CIFAL Málaga, a training center dependent on the United Nations Institute for Vocational Training and Research (UNITAR), organize the training awareness course on “Coexistence, tolerance and prevention of violent radicalization”. This initiative is part of the Shabab Moutasamih (“Tolerant Youth”) program, carried out by CIDEAL with the financial support of the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID).
In this course, Javier Ruipérez, Director of Research and Projects of the Euroárabe Foundation, will talk about strategies to prevent radicalization together with Rut Bermejo, professor of Political Science, Rey Juan Carlos University.
The objectives of the activity are: to raise Spanish society awareness on the importance of coexistence and tolerance as the most effective strategy for the prevention of violent radicalization; to provide a greater understanding of the phenomenon of violent radicalization based on a greater knowledge of the concepts, narratives and psychosocial factors that affect radicalization processes; to characterize strategies for preventing radicalization and the role that international development cooperation can play and present some concrete experiences on preventing violent radicalization.
The course will be held in Malaga with a total duration of 10 hours. It is structured around 4 blocks, combining lectures, round tables and the presentation of specific case studies:
Module 1: Understanding the processes of radicalization.
Module 2: Characterization of radicalization prevention strategies.
Module 3: Experiences in preventing radicalization. What role for international development cooperation?
Module 4: Case studies.