Resources on Youth and Extremism

What are the links between youth and extremism? Much has happened and been discussed in the media over the last couple of years: the UK riots, the shootings in Finland and Norway, the rise of the extreme right in Central Europe are just some examples. But what do we really know? What is just supposition? And what can we do with what we know? These are questions that will be addressed during a two-day symposium in Budapest.

In preparation of the symposium, we have collected recent literature, from scholary articles and book to opinion papers and blog posts, which we introduce below, in reverse-chronological order (newest first), with an abstract and a link to the original text (opens in new tab). Our thanks to the attendees of the symposium for sending us texts and links, and to the team of for complementing these links through wide-ranging research. Continue reading

Youth and Extremism: What do we know? What do we do?

The Budapest Symposium » November 28-30, 2011

Context: The Open Society Foundations and the British Council are supporting a symposium series addressing key issues of youth policy. The symposia are being convened in a variety of international settings and engage expertise from the youth sector, development policy-making and programming, academic institutions, donor organisations and young people themselves. Each symposium aims to highlight international perspectives on the challenges, insights, successes and next steps for those engaged in youth policy work at national, transnational and global levels. Focus areas include: youth in conflict-affected areas, youth rights, youth participation, political participation, transitional justice, public health, gender and civil society. » More info

Call for expressions of interest

Call for Expressions of Interest: This two-day symposium in Budapest, convened with the Department of Public Policy, Central European University, will bring together a rich mix of 50 stakeholders from diverse backgrounds engaged in international programmes across Europe. A major aim is to discuss the understandings we have gained from recent instances of youth’s relationship to extremism and investigate strategies/ explore ideas for the future. Registration will be from 10.00 on the morning of Monday 28th followed by 12.00 lunch and a 13.00 start; departures after closing session from 13.00 on Wednesday 30th November. To express interest, please complete the form “Youth Policy Symposium – Expression of Interest” (see below). Continue reading