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Workshops on integration and radicalization prevention in Vienna and Linz

Since March 2018, the IOM country office for Austria has been running the pilot project "WIR: workshops on integration and prevention of radicalization" together with the Grosses Schiff association. The project aims to support young Chechens in developing their identity and integrating in Austria. In a series of workshops, knowledge about Chechnya and Austria, media skills and social skills in the areas of intercultural communication and conflict resolution are to be imparted. The overarching goal here is to prevent radicalization. The pilot project is carried out in close cooperation with the associationBig shipcarried out.

Key data:

  • Project duration: 03/01/2018-12/31/2019

  • Participating cities: Vienna and Linz


  • Formation of a "stakeholder group" for the exchange of content and as a monitoring mechanism

  • Selection of "intercultural mediators" who conduct the workshops in the co-teaching team 

  • Cooperation with youth work (association "Großes Schiff")

  • Holding the workshop series (five workshops each in Vienna and Linz)

  • Holding an outdoor group building event for the participating youth

  • Public final event in which the young people present their results from the workshops

          _cc781905-5cde-3194 -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_   This project is funded by the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs

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