In a context of increased radicalization among young people aged 13 to 25, the YARIM project centers itself around three basic observations:

  • Young people find it difficult to build their identity, to develop their own ideas, which therefore creates a perfect environment for radicalizations and exploitation.
  • The institutions of various States are distancing themselves from or even rejecting these young people, which defies the basic principles of democracy.
  • It is challenging for youth workers to talk about religion with the young people they are working with and caring for.

YARIM is an innovative project when it comes to preventing the risks of violent radicalization, because it aims to teach and listen to this young population and wants to bring forward their right to express themselves and to be recognized as valuable members of society.

YARIM is based on the development, testing and evaluation of three innovative intellectual approaches that will:

  • Train organizations to support youth workers in their countries, to increase their ability and skills in promoting religious tolerance and to consequently prevent the process of violent radicalization.
  • Teach youth actors to expand their methods of intervention with young people, in order to recreate the conditions for a positive dialogue, especially on religious issues, to bring out counter-narratives to fight the recruitment process and the extreme ideologies that come with it.
  • Teach young people how to feel more empowered and how to find recognition through expression and listening.

The program of the transnational module, developed within the framework of the YARIM project, aims to create an online educational platform to promote and develop the necessary skills for youth workers so that they can better understand religious issues and facts and prevent the risks of religious radicalization.