Religion, Radicalisation, Resilience
Explore religiously-inspired violent radicalisation and assess strategies to prevent radicalisation within communities with this online course by the European University Institute.
Who is the course for?
This course is for social workers, civil society actors and practitioners, educators, journalists and interested citizens.
This course is part of the research project GREASE: Radicalisation Secularism and the Governance of Religious Diversity: Bringing together European and Asian Perspectives funded by the European Commission, Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 770640. The content of this MOOC represents only the views of the GREASE consortium and is its sole responsibility. The European Commission does not accept any responsibility for use that may be made of the information it contains.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Investigate current debates on violent religious radicalisation
Engage with different theoretical approaches that explain violent radicalisation and identify its causes
Explore the process through which a young person can be drawn into a spiral of violent radicalisation and extremism
Discuss what is resilience and how it is different from counter-radicalisation approaches
Compare specific approaches and experiences of building resilience within communities and countering violent radicalisation. Discuss whether and how they can be transposed to different settings (cities, countries)
Learn about how violent religiously attributed radicalisation emerges today in different parts of the world, understand why people are driven to engage in violent extremism and what resilience to it is