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Youth and the Internet: Fighting Radicalization and Extremism

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Youth and the Internet: Fighting Radicalization and Extremism

The conference organized in the framework of the Intergovernmental Information for All Programme (IFAP) will share experiences on policy interventions, projects and processes for reducing the use of the Internet as a tool for youth extremism and radicalism. Furthermore, it is envisaged that this knowledge can be operationalized through projects to link policy, practice and research in this area.
The conference will bring together researchers, policy-makers, youth NGOs, experts and practitioners from a range of institutional types and disciplines in this field. The event will serve to share experiences and successes as well as highlight gaps and needs. It will also sensitize about the reality and the potential risks if the issue remains unaddressed in a relevant and holistic way.

The focus of the conference will be on identifying specific areas where UNESCO through its existing youth-focused interventions, Sector Programmes and networks can contribute to reducing the conditions that encourage youth extremism.

A network of conference participants will also be established to support post-conference advocacy and knowledge sharing.


Type of Event Category 6-Expert Committee
Start 16.06.2015 11:00 local time
End 17.06.2015 20:00 local time
Date to be fixed 1
Focal point Hector, Paul
Organizer UNESCO, Intergovernmental Information for All Programme (IFAP)
Contact yic.unesco2015@unesco.org
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 7, place de Fontenoy
Room Room XI, Room XII
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants 200
Official Website Youth and the Internet: Fighting Radicalization and Extremism
Link 1 Information for All Programme (IFAP)
Link 2 Youth Programme
Link 3
Link 4

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