The COMMIT project is in full swing! What has been happening in the last few months?
The partners developed training materials for young people aged 13-25 and held trainings and workshops with university students, members of civil society organisations, and students from secondary schools, to raise awareness about the psychological triggers and mechanisms that incite us towards hate, reflecting on issues of radicalisation, violent extremism and resilience against these processes. Participants were trained on how to create alternative narratives on social media, and contributed to the creation of content for the launch of COMMIT’s communication campaign.
COMMIT’s communication campaign was launched in July 2021, on Facebook, Instagram and Tik Tok, entitled “HATE: A COURSE IN THREE LESSONS“, to analyse the roots of hate, in three steps:
- Fear and Hate: an intimate relationship: showing how hate speech, fake news and populistic propaganda thrive on fear and loss of positive identity, an easy hook to hate and violence;
- In-grouping and scapegoating: how we love our enemies: reflecting on how fear and insecurity nurture the dynamic of “us vs. them” that justifies hatred and violence;
- Active bystandership: the magic bullet: inviting young people to consciously acting, attacking problems, not people!
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The partners finally met in Athens on 15 and 16 December 2021, after 2 years of remote working, to exchange ideas, opinions and experiences on what has been achieved so far and on the activities still to be completed in the coming months. The project, in fact, will end in June 2022, and there are still many initiatives to be launched in the partner countries.
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COMMIT – COMMunIcation campaign against exTremism and radicalisation is a European project funded by the European Commission under the Internal Security Fund – Civil Society Empowering Programme, coordinated by Centro per lo Sviluppo Creativo Danilo Dolci, in cooperation with the University of Palermo and other 4 organisations in Europe. COMMIT aims at to prevent and dissuade susceptible & vulnerable audience from extremism, radicalism & terrorism through the development of communication campaigns on social media.
- Coordinator: CENTRO PER LO SVILUPPO CREATIVO DANILO DOLCI, Italy
- KENTRO MERIMNAS OIKOGENEIAS KAI PAIDIOU – KMOP, Greece
- UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PALERMO, Italy
- DIE BERATER UNTERNEHMENSBERATUNGS GESELLSCHAFT MBH, Austria
- TEXTGAIN BVBA, Belgium
- Radio la Benevolencija, The Netherlands