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Press Release: Rewind Radicalisation – Building up Strategies Against Extremism

UNITED Conference near Prague, CZ – 7-12 April 2017

  • Follow the conference live via Facebook and Twitter

  • Tweet with the hashtags #ReRad and #UNITED17

  • Tune in to a live stream of the debate Divide to UNITE – 14.30-16.00 CEST, Saturday 8 April (via Facebook)

What do we mean by terms like ‘radicalism’ and ‘extremism’? Is there a difference between ‘good radicalism’ and ‘bad radicalism’? What strategies can we use to counter the threat of rising extremism in local communities, and ensure that our societies remain united? These are the questions that will be discussed at the conference Rewind Radicalisation – Building up Strategies Against Extremism.

From 7-12 April, around 80 NGO representatives from all over Europe are meeting at a venue near Prague, CZ to discuss the issue of radicalisation and (violent) extremism in Europe. Organised by UNITED for Intercultural Action, a European network of antiracist NGOs, the conference will provide a platform for activists to discuss the issues, develop new strategies and projects, and network with other like-minded activists from all over the continent.

“Like every UNITED conference, I’m sure this is going to be a unique event and provide many new insights into the issue of radicalisation and extremism in Europe,” said UNITED programme coordinator Balint Josa.

You can follow proceedings from the conference with live-reporting on the UNITED Conference Facebook page and the UNITED Twitter account. For the first time, UNITED will also be broadcasting live from the conference! You can tune in to a live stream of the debate Divide to UNITE – Is Europe Radicalising? from 14.30-16.00 CEST, Saturday 8 April (via Facebook).

This conference is prepared by:

* Antikomplex, Czech Republic
* Bulgarian Red Cross – Refugees & Migrant Service
* EFSYN – Efimerida ton Sintakton, Greece
* Human Rights Association, Georgia
* Norsensus Mediaforum, Norway
* UNITED for Intercultural Action

In cooperation with:

* Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung e.V.
* Prague Spring II Network

This conference has been made possible with the financial support of:

* The European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe
* The Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union

The information contained herein does not necessarily reflect the position nor the opinion of our sponsors. Sponsors are not to be held responsible for any use that may be made of it.