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Call for Applications: Interfaith Dialogue on Violent Extremism (iDove) 3rd Intercontinental Youth Forum 2019 – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The third Intercontinental Youth Forum is accepting applications from creatives, academics, policy makers, and community workers on the occurrence of violent extremism among youth in Africa and Europe. 

Application Deadline: 9th June 2019

About the Award: The third 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.

Type: Grants, Call for Applications

Eligibility:

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:
o Developed projects related to this topic
o Participated in projects related to this topic
o Conducted formal research on this topic
o Participated in workshops, conferences, etc., related to this topic.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: The top 10 most innovative submissions will be featured on the iDove YouTube and Facebook pages.

How to Apply: 

Visit Programme Webpage for details to apply

Award Provider: African Union

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