Description : PRIDE
PRIDE is a project to prevent radicalisation amongst young people, that builds upon and brings together
several strands from youthwork, psychology, pedagogy and non-formal education.
One of the building blocks of PRIDE is the RAN (radicalisation awareness network) collection, which has
been set up by the European Commission to coordinate the European effort in the prevention of
radicalisation and terrorism. According to RAN, radicalisation can be seen as an identity forming process.
The project I.B.E. (Identity, Belonging and Extremism) has further developed this idea
into a media based tool to be used in formal education. This idea has been taken up by our partner
project CHRIS, that has been approved for funding in 2016. Another project that has taken up the
importance of identity is the RAN project 'Identity and Communication', which builds on Bates' pyramid,
showing the building blocks of identity. The cornerstone of the identity is therefore the environment – the
only external contributor to the identity formation. The subsequent steps is the internal processing
of the environment. The most fundamental change of the environment happens in the case of migration
to a culturally different area, with different values, beliefs and people. Young people are particularly
vulnerable to this identity crisis, as their identity is still in the process of development, and a perceived
threat to the identity formation can be seen as a vital threat. On top of this risk, the post-modern
societies can be perceived as rather confusing with their seemingly chaotic selection of identity offerings
to choose from (Gergen) .
Full Title: Prevent Radicalisation through Identity DEvelopment
Start: 01-09- 2017
End: 31-08- 2019
Programme: Erasmus Plus
Sub Programme: KA2 Youth
PRIDE will empower the participating young people to research their personal migratory journey and the
impact it had on their perception and the development of their identity.
Migration as a destabilizing factor in the formation of identities, the application of the concept of
Transformative Learning and the development of resilience to change. The combination of these well-
established concepts offers the unique opportunity to influence young people in a fundamental and long
lasting, sustained way.
Linking of involuntary migration (flight from poverty, war etc.) with voluntary migration (exchange
students, expatriates, international volunteers).