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Internet and the radicalization of youth: Preventing, Acting and Living together

When, local time: 
Sunday, 30 October 2016 - 4:00pm to Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 7:00pm
Canada, Quebec City
Type of Event: 
Category 4- International Congress
Hara Padhy (Email: h.padhy@unesco.org)

UNESCO and the Government of Quebec will organize, from October 30th to November 1st 2016, an international conference of high level experts entitled "Internet and the radicalization of youth: Preventing, Acting and Living together". Following the first-ever conference organized by UNESCO on this subject, which was held in June 2015 at its Headquarters in Paris, this event will bring together in Québec City up to 400 participants. Researchers, experts, civil society representatives as well as government officials will gather for three days to identify innovative and collaborative projects at the national and international level, not only to prevent but to curb youth radicalization leading to violence. As part of UNESCO’s intergovernmental Information for All Programme (IFAP), this event will pay a special attention to the role the Internet and media play in the radicalization of youth.