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Russian-German seminar for specialists working with youth: «Prevention of radicalism among young people» (archive event)

13.10.2019
Russian-German seminar for specialists working with youth: «Prevention of radicalism among young people»

The Russian-German youth cooperation is carried out in in accordance with the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany on December, 21, 2004. One of the priorities of the Agreement is to conduct joint activities in the field of professional development of specialists working with young people.

In 2018, at the initiative of the Russian side, the first Russian-German seminar for specialists in working with youth “Prevention of radicalism in the youth environment” was held, organized by the Russian coordination office for youth exchanges with Germany together with the German-Russian youth exchange Fund (Stiftung DRJA) in Dusseldorf and Hamburg.

The participants of the seminar-representatives of state and public organizations from Russia and Germany working with young people in this area, had the opportunity to get acquainted with current German research and activities of German public organizations on the prevention of radicalism among young people, to present the Russian experience. At the XIV meeting of the Russian-German Council for youth cooperation, it was decided to hold a similar seminar in 2019 in the Russian Federation.

Main objective:

  • familiarity with current Russian research and activities of Russian state and public organizations on the prevention of radicalism among young people;
  • exchange of experience in implementing projects to prevent radicalism among young people;
  • introduction to the priority areas of development of Russian-German youth cooperation.

The participants

Representatives of state and public organizations from Russia and Germany who have experience in preventing radicalism among young people and are interested in further professional exchanges between Russia and Germany on this topic (specialists in working with young people, teachers of higher education organizations). Only 53 people.

Key results

As part of the educational program of the seminar in Moscow, the participants got acquainted with current Russian and German research in the field of prevention of radicalism among young people, introductory reports were made by experts-acting head of the Department of history of Kemerovo state medical University, candidate of historical Sciences Vadim Shiller and representative of the organization “Legato” – Advisory center on radicalism for religious reasons ” Gerland Michael (Hamburg).

In the framework of the educational program of the seminar in Kazan the participants acquainted with priority directions of development of Russian-German youth cooperation, met with experts from the Device of the antiterrorist Commission of the Republic of Tatarstan, Center islamopedia research of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tatarstan, Resource centre coordination of psychological services in the Republic of Tatarstan, Executive Committee of the city Kazan, the Spiritual administration of Muslims of the Republic of Tatarstan, and the “Dialogue” Consulting center at the Resource center for the development of Islamic and Islamic studies education of Kazan Federal University, exchanged experience in the framework of discussion platforms on various aspects of preventing radicalism among young people.

Russian coordination office for youth exchanges with Germany

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