Explore this page to learn about events held by the UNESCO-PREV Chair and its partners, which include webinars, summer institutes, conferences and panels.

“Prevention of Radicalisation and Violent Extremism in Québec: Overview and Perspectives” Two-Day Conference

Location: Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada

Start Date: 07/05/2020 8:45 am   End Date: 08/05/2020 5:00 pm

Alongside their collaborators, the UNESCO Chair in Prevention of Radicalisation and Violent Extremism (UNESCO-PREV Chair) and the Research and Action on Social Polarisations (RAPS) team co-organize a two-day conference on the outcomes and perspective from initiatives and practices in the field of prevention of radicalisation and violent extremism in Québec.

‘Social Polarisations, the Future of Youth and Learning Environments’ Conference

Location: New Residence Hall - McGill University, 3625 Parc avenue, Montreal, Quebec H2X 3P8

Start Date: 02/04/2020 8:00 am   End Date: 03/04/2020 5:00 pm

Please note that, due to the COVID-19 crisis, the event has been cancelled. Presented by the Research and Action on Social Polarisations team, in collaboration with the UNESCO Chair in Prevention of Radicalisation and Violent Extremism, the SHERPA Institute and the ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur, the conference « Polarisations sociales, avenir des jeunes et milieux éducatifs » will be held on April 2nd and 3rd 2020 in Montréal.  Associated with growing social inequalities, the global rise of populism legitimizes hate speech and comes with the resurgence of various identity tensions. This context spares neither Québec nor Canada:

Euro-Mediterranean Seminar for the Engagement of Youth and Women Against Extreme Violence and Radicalization

Location: Rabat, Morocco

Start Date: 12/12/2019 9:30 am   End Date: 13/12/2019 4:00 pm

The UNESCO Chair in the Prevention of Violent Radicalization and Extremism is collaborating with Network Practicies H2020, l’Université Toulouse II Jean Jaurès, l’Association des militants des savoirs and l’Université de Mohamed V, among others, to organize a Euro-Mediterranean Seminar for the Engagement of Youth and Women Against Extreme Violence and Radicalization, from December 12–13, 2019, in Rabat. The aim of this two-day seminar is to bring together scientific experts from Europe, Africa and the Mediterranean, political decision makers from the cities and countries involved, professionals, as well as the economic actors. This meeting has a triple objective: a) To produce a database of skills

Landscape of Hope – Remixing the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Collection

Location: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal

Start Date: 19/11/2019 12:00 pm   End Date: 22/11/2019 6:00 pm


Concordia University graduate students in drama therapy, visual arts and sound studies are inviting graduate and undergraduate students from Concordia University to experience and reinterpret the museum collection through sense mapping, response art, sound collecting and remixing workshops which will run from Tuesday, November 19 to Friday, November 22, 2019. The event includes three distinct workshops on three consecutive days. The first, Senses Remixed, with Ehsan Akbari (Art Education, Concordia University) will feature sensory walks, sense mapping and mobile photography. These activities invite participants to observe, notice and interpret the spaces of the museum and to learn from and about each

Landscape of Hope – Theology in the city

Location: St Jax Church, Montreal

Start Date: 31/10/2019 7:00 pm   End Date: 31/10/2019 9:00 pm

As part of the 2019 Theology in the City Conference at Concordia University, Landscape of Hope will be participating in a musical and multimedia performance at St-Jax Church on October 31st from 7:00p.m.-9:00p.m. This year’s free week-long conference hosted by the Department of Theological Studies explores the themes of resilience, hope, suspicion and fear through a multidisciplinary lens. Landscape of Hope  is a unique intervention that magnifies youth narratives as they pertain to building resilience against racism, discrimination, prejudice and cyber bullying. The digital art initiative is youth-led and designed to empower them with critical digital literacy skills and social media tools to