International Networking

Right-wing extremism and group hatred are global phenomena

The prevention of right-wing extremism, group-focused hatred (“enmity”), religiously appearing and other sorts of violent extremism has a European and global dimension which can hardly be overestimated. For one the followers of such movements/organisations – and in particular of right-wing extremism – are very well connected internationally, both on personal and economic levels. Moreover, field practitioners and mentors who work in prevention, distancing and exit facilitation in the different countries, face quite similar methodological and political challenges – and may thus support each other very well. It has always been a quite impressive experience how much the colleagues valued any European practice exchange. This is due to the richness of methods, approaches and context variations which comes up in the colleagues’ dialog. But also the absence of national competition, territoriality, and animosity – as well as the break from rather isolated working conditions as well as from the political tensions under which the colleagues sometimes have to work, is highly welcomed and cherished by them and has a positive impact on them.

Creating international networks of prevention

cultures interactive has been engaging since many years in various international initiatives and networks of preventing violent extremism and group-focused hatred – and has provided consultancy for governments and governmental organizations. Harald Weilnböck has been active in the Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN) since early preparation stages, co-chaired the RAN Derad working group and at the same time built up the European Network of Deradicalisation. A prior project in Northern Ireland has preceded these activities. Silke Baer has been cooperating with the OSCE since many years.

Focusing on eastern european partners

Today cultures interactive is cooperating regularly with RAN, OSCE, the European Forum for Urban Security (Efus), the Global Counter Terrorism Forum (GCTF), the European Network of Terorism Experts (EENeT), the US State Department and others. Projects from DG Home, DG Research and other EU agencies have made these voluntary activities possible. In its international work, cultures interactive has developed an emphasis on cooperating with Eastern European partners to prevent right-wing extremism and group hatred in Eastern member states.

Our partners in the EU

Alapitvany A Nepirtas Es Tomeges Atrocitasok Nemzetkozi Megelozeseert

The Foundation is committed to the implementation of the norm Responsibility to Protect and the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide all over the world. It focuses on addressing the contemporary challenges, developing preventive capacities and capabilities and disseminating the culture, practice and skills of dialogue.


hu 1118 Budapest

genocideprevention.eu/en/

Associação Juvenil Synergia

SYnergias work is based on values such as justice, solidarity, responsability, cooperation and social conscience. The cooperative seeks to value young, sportive and social culture and is involved in several projects.


pt 4715-06 Braga

synergia.pt/en/home/

Center for the Study of Democracy

The Center for the Study of Democracy is a European public policy institute dedicated to the values of democracy and market economy. CSD's work combines research with policy advocacy for piloting social innovation and institutional reforms in a number of areas in both Bulgaria and Europe.


bg 1113 Sofia

csd.bg/

Centrum Kommunitného Organizovania

The Centrum Kommunitného Organizovania is a non-governmental organization that provides assistance to activists of civic initiatives and to communities to ensure better that they become a part of the decision making processes in local, regional and national governments.


sk 96001 Zvolen

cko.sk/

CESIE

CESIE is a European study and initiative center influenced by the work and theories of sociologist Daniolo Dolci.


it 90133 Palermo

cesie.org/

CUKUNFT Jewish Association

CUKUNFT Jewish Association is a non-governmental association which aims to educate about jewish culture and to fight against antisemitism, racism, discrimination and all forms of social exclusion.


pl 53-671 Wrocław

cukunft.pl/en/

Fondazione Benvenuti in Italia

Benvenuti in Italia is an advocacy group, a meeting place, as well as a research, consulting and training institution, which sees itself in the tradition of democratic and reformist thought.


it 10154 Torino

benvenutiinitalia.it/

Fundacja Instytut Bezpieczenstwa Spolecznego

Fundacja Instytut Bezpieczenstwa Spolecznego provides comprehensive training and consulting in the areas of security, prevention, and radicalization, including in schools, local governments, businesses, police and other law enforcement agencies, and soccer stadiums.


pl 00-095 Warszawa

fundacjaibs.pl/

Mládež ulice

Mládež ulice is dedicated to social work and the provision of services for children, youth and families from mainstream and socially disadvantaged backgrounds in Bratislava.


sk 831 52 Bratislava

mladezulice.sk

Partners for Democratic Change Slovakia (PDCS)

Partners for Democratic Change Slovakia is a non-governmental organization that provides training and facilitation, consulting and supervision in the areas of conflict resolution, promotion of social dialogue, citizen participation and civil society development in Slovakia and abroad.


sk 811 02 Bratislava

en.pdcs.sk/

Play2EDUCATE

Play2EDUCATE (P2E) cultivates positive relationship development among youth to promote tolerance and foster resilience focused on preventing religious, political, and ethnic extremism, conflict, and violence.


xk Pristina

play2educate.org/

Political Capital Policy Research and Consulting Institute

Political Capital is an independent institute for political research, analysis and consulting that aims to raise critical political thinking and awareness of the political issues that affect citizens' everyday lives. In addition, Political Capital aims to contribute to critical public discourse. The institute's key research areas include Russian influence, disinformation, fake news, conspiracy theories and right-wing extremism.


hu 1136 Budapest

politicalcapital.hu/

Ratolest Brno

Ratolest provides social and preventive services to children and young adults in need, as well as their families.


cz 602 00 Brno

ratolest.cz/homepage/

REACH Research and Education Institute

REACH is a non-governmental organization that develops deradicalization strategies and addresses extremism and radicalization in public debate.


sk

reach-institute.org/

Towarzystwo Edukacji Antydyskryminacyjnej

TEA develops and disseminates political education around discrimination and anti-discrimination in order to contribute to a world without discrimination and violence. TEA's activities are aimed at individuals and institutions involved in school and out-of-school education.


pl 00-001 Warszawa

tea.org.pl/

Turn – Verein für Gewalt und Extremismusprävention e.V.

turn conducts online streetwork projects based on authentic alternative narratives to political ideologies of inequality.


at

turnprevention.com/

we.a.vers

We.a.vers seeks to combat gender-based violence and discrimination through art dynamics.


es Barcelona

weavingforimpact.wordpress.com/

YMCA Dobrich

YMCA Dobrich is an inclusive, non-governmental youth organization that aims to promote the intellectual, cultural, spiritual and physical development of children and youth through culture, education, and sports.


bg 9300 Dobrich

ymcadobrich.ngobg.info/about-ymca-dobrich.html