The Youth Empowerment and Innovation Project (YEIP) is a 3-year Erasmus+ funded programme that aims to design a youth-led, positive policy prevention framework for tackling and preventing the marginalisation and violent radicalisation among young people in Europe. The project started in March 2017.
The project is running in partnership with 20 organisations across Europe including 4 national ministries, several regional public authorities, universities, and NGOs’ in 7 partner countries including the UK, Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Portugal, Poland, Sweden and Romania. YEIP is led and co-ordinated by the IARS International institute.
COFACE member Anziani e Non Solo is one of the partners of the project.
YEIP is implemented through the construction and field validation of 4 environments (schools, universities, prisons, online) in the 8 participating EU member states. YEIP will lay the foundations for systemic change at the national level and EU levels. The ultimate objective is for the project to help implement the EU Youth Strategy’s objective of preventing the factors that can lead to young people’s social exclusion and radicalisation.
In the framework of this project, a conference on preventing radicalisation and social exclusion will be organised in January 22 in Modena, Italy. More information about this project and the conference, click here