From the local to the international level, in both educational and professional circles, the UNESCO-PREV Chair carries out and participates in a variety of activities related to its field of expertise. Civic engagement, intercultural exchanges and multimedia tools are some of the means by which the Chair’s team promotes the prevention of radicalization.
Under the coordination of Actions interculturelles, the UNESCO-PREV Chair takes part in the Dialogue + initiative, of which Professor Morin, co-holder of the Chair, is co-president. Its purpose is to strengthen social and intercultural dialogue, prevent sociocultural discrimination, prejudice and radicalization, and promote the establishment of favourable conditions for harmonious community life.
YOUTH FORUM — THINKING DEMOCRACY DIFFERENTLY
Established by the Observatory on Radicalisation and Violent Extremism (OSR) and the Philosophy, Education and Society (PES) group, the Forum jeunesse — Penser la démocratie autrement [Youth Forum — Thinking Democracy Differently] is a programme that aims to counter and defuse extremist speech leading to violence. The initiative seeks to stimulate discussion and democratic political engagement among young people in their final years of high school and at the college level.
Developed within the UNESCO-PREV Chair, the PREV-IMPACT Canada project aims to develop and implement Canadian models for assessing practices in primary, secondary and tertiary prevention of violent radicalization and, ultimately, to build the capacity of key stakeholders in this field in Canada.
Launched in April 2016, the SOMEONE (SOcial Media EducatiON Every day) initiative is a web portal that brings together multimedia resources aimed at preventing hate speech and countering radicalization and violent extremism.
FROM HATE TO HOPE
“From Hate to Hope: Building Understanding and Resilience” is a 15-hour trilingual, interactive, non-credit Massive Open Online Course (MOOC).
LANDSCAPE OF HOPE
Landscape of Hope is a unique, sample-based remixing project that magnifies youth narratives as they pertain to building resilience against racism, discrimination, prejudice and cyber bullying.
INNOVATIVE SOCIAL PEDAGOGY
The Innovative Social Pedagogy project mobilizes evidence-based principles in social pedagogy to promote critical digital literacy and empower marginalized communities.
This research, conducted by Dr. Emmanuel Choquette, postdoctoral researcher at the UNESCO PREV Chair, aims to develop tools to fight against the circulation of hate speech and its negative effects on social and political attitudes, especially among youth.