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Sharing Insights from the H2020 PARTICIPATION Project (Part: 3)

The research carried out for Deliverable 4.6 of the PARTICIPATION project was aimed at structuring an effective methodology for designing counter-messaging (CM) campaigns specifically targeting young people. This activity has been implemented by collecting and summarising some of the most relevant practices and theories for those who intend to implement interventions against radicalisation and social

PARTICIPATION Building resilience and prevention in Schools

During their adolescent years, young people are in the process of learning and exploring different worldviews. It is a time in their life’s that is often characterised by uncertainties, fears and guilt, that can be exploited by extremist individuals and organisations. Against this backdrop, building resilience and preventing violence in the school environment is a crucial aspect when it comes to reducing the vulnerability of young people to radicalisation, violent extremism, and their underlying narratives.

PARTICIPATION Social Labs: A Shared Participatory Methodology for Fieldwork

Social address complex social challenges and offer a real-life environment in which to explore problem based solutions. They have an orientation to action, involving interventions, or socalled “pilot actions”, which need to be developed, tested and applied. In this article, we discuss the design and implementation of social labs in the context of the Analysing and Preventing Extremism via Participation project.

PARTICIPATION How to explain radicalization? A comparison of the driving factors of the far-right,…

Francesco Antonelli & Lorenzo Marinone published a book on radicalization and violent extremism in Europe. They compare the factors of different types of extremism (far-right, far-left, separatist and religious) using qualitative and quantitative methods. One of the core outcomes is to show how radicalization is influenced by personal and environmental factors, as well as extremist interactions and spaces.

PARTICIPATION Governance of Responsible AI: From Ethical Guidelines to Cooperative Policies

This research article explores how to develop and use AI ethically and democratically. The authors suggest a framework of democratic experimentation based on social inquiry. They claim that this framework can involve civil society in AI governance and protect democratic decision-making. As well, they criticize the current national strategies and ethics guidelines on AI, and show how their framework can improve them.