3 September, 2018
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
2nd Intercontinental Youth Forum At Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 2018
The second Intercontinental Youth Forum will again focus on the occurrence of violent extremism among youth in Africa and Europe. This time around however, special attention will be paid to ungoverned spaces, such as border regions and marginalized areas, where youth are particularly vulnerable to recruitment by extremist groups.
The Sahel Sahara Border Region, the Lake Chad Basin and the Horn of Africa are prime examples of border regions that have experienced marginalization and significant neglect due to the absence of effective state control, which led to the spread of violent extremist networks. Moreover, when considering the geographical distribution of racial sentiments and right-wing extremism on the European continent, it can be observed that these are frequently concentrated in rural and marginalized areas. Therefore, understanding the interplay between political and economic grievances, social exclusion and hinterland neglect, and how these feature in youth extremism in border regions and marginalized areas will be the prime objective of this year’s Youth Forum
Opportunity Focus Areas:
- Violent Extremism
Citizen or resident of a European or an African country
- Applicants must be between the ages of 18-35
- Citizen or resident of a European or an African country
- Fluent in either English or French
- Proven interest and experience in interfaith dialogue, preventing violent extremism, building social cohesion, and a specific background in border and
- marginalized communities, as evident from having:
- Developed projects related to this topic
- Participated in projects related to this topic
- Conducted formal research on this topic
- Participated in workshops, conferences, etc., related to this topic.
1. A brief description of your professional background and current work and why you have chosen to apply to this forum.
2. Describe your previous experience in PVE initiatives in your respective communities (Experience in border regions and marginalized communities is an asset.)
3. How do you think you can contribute to this forum?
4. What skills and knowledge do you hope to gain from this forum and how will you translate these into practical activities in your country/region?
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This Scholarship Published by:
” Ahmed Gafer/ Egypt “
Reviewed by” Mohamed Elnouby / Egypt ”
MARJ3 Scholarships team