Prevention of Extremism through International Cultural Relations

From Art Therapy to Cultural Hubs

Radicalisation, violent extremism and transnational networks of extremist organisations, together with the ever-growing reach of social media, are increasingly gaining traction with more people. Preventive measures can increase the resilience of vulnerable people to radicalisation and attraction to violent extremist groups and their ideologies. They often even help radicalised individuals to reintegrate into society.
This study examines selected cultural foreign relations and education policy projects for the Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE), considering the regional political, social, and cultural contexts as well as the distinctive challenges in terms of specific target groups that are hard to reach. Projects in the following regions and countries are discussed: the Sahel; Afghanistan; the Al-Hol refugee camp in Syria; Egypt, and Tunisia. They include inter-regional projects for the MENA region and the Sahel. Recommendations for future foreign cultural relations and education policy projects were formulated as part of this study.


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Year of publication: 2023

Asiem El-Difraoui

Type of publication: Studies
Topic: Basics in External Cultural Policy and Education, Intercultural Dialogue, Crises and Conflict Resolution, Culture and Foreign Policy, Art and Cultural Heritage, Media, Civil Society
Edition: 1
Pages: 70
Series: ifa-Edition Culture and Foreign Policy
Art. No.: 7097

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