Summary of the project ’CHRIS Countering Human Radicalisation in Schools’

In this project, there are nine countries participating: Denmark, Poland, Spain, Romania, Lithuania, Hungary, Turkey, Greece and Italy. The first four countries are knowledge- and quality partners while the last five are practical partners and hereby the partners that will include children in the project.

The aim of the project is to develop didactical initiatives to prevent different types of radicalisation amongst children and young people in schools. This is done by engaging 25 children from five different countries, since the project aim at implementing the children’s perspective and are the key to getting an insight into why some children and young people find it meaningful to engage in radicalization, hence gives us an insight into what initiatives need to be taken in order to prevent this.

The CHRIS project will involve young students in basic schooling from a diversity of European countries in the development of sustainable ways of countering radicalisation in schools. This involvement will be based on in-depths engagement in what produces radicalisation potential in relation to teenage identity formation and through real-life and real-time community collaboration – and with the aim to build capacity to co-create the project outcomes. The CHRIS project will take radicalisation prevention in schools to a didactic level and mobilize young students’ hidden and unfolded knowledge to do so. Therefore, the project will take the participating young student teams through 3 phases of capacity building and co-creation: Feeling Me Feeling School (identity), Open Schooling (reality and community) and Co-creation (design of radicalisation prevention in schools).

The project will produce the following key outcomes:

  • CHRIS resources to use as cases
  • CHRIS guide pack on radicalisation prevention in school for primary and secondary schools across Europe
  • CHRIS research meant as recommendations for further and focused research based on the project experience and knowledge creation
  • CHRIS policy meant as recommendations for radicalisation prevention policy for schools based on the project experience and knowledge creation

The key element of the project is furthermore this webpage where access to the project’s products will be given including didactical ideas that the children in collaboration with the project partners have developed during this project. The material is hereby available to all interested in preventing radicalization.


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