Local Institutions against Extremism_2015
Local institutions against extremism (2014-2016)

Das EU-Projekt „Local Institutions Against Extremism“ brachte von 2014 bis 2016 über 20 europäische Städte zusammen und entwickelt Ansätze der Präventions- und Deradikalisierung auf kommunaler Ebene. Dabei bezieht sich das vom European Forum for Urban Security geleitete Projekt sowohl auf gewaltbereite Formen des Rechtsextremismus und Islamismus, aber auch auf Gewalt durch Fußballfans und ‚gang violence‘.

The project „Local Institutions against Extremism“ brings eight European cities together to devise prevention- and deradicalization measures at the municipal level. In doing so the project, which is run by the European Forum for Urban Security and sponsored by the EU, addresses not only forms of violent right-wing and Islamic radicalism but also football hooliganism and gang violence.

The objective is to sensitize municipal employees about the various forms that extremist violence can take on and to support them with recognition, prevention and intervention measures. The main focus here is looking at the various ways in which local players can react to such issues while also forging cooperation among the cities in developing prevention and deradicalization measures.

The project entails the evaluation and documentation of existing structures in the participating cities and devising a concept, as well as putting into practice advanced training for the employees of the various municipal administrations. Key to the success of this training is not only the sharing of experiences but also the outlining of a set of good practices that have already proven effective in other contexts.

The results of these training sessions will be documented in the form of a series of recommended guidelines for the local players; this, of course, makes it possible to apply the insights gained from this project to other cities as well.

As a project partner, ufuq.de is responsible especially for the schools and out-reach youth work spheres.

Involved cities

  • Augsburg
  • Brüssel
  • Düsseldorf
  • Hospitalet
  • Lüttich
  • Malmö
  • Reggio Emilia
  • Vilvoorde


Institute for Strategic Dialogue
Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Arbeit und Soziales, Familie und Integration
Interactive Cultures e.V.

Project time

Sep. 2014 – 31. Aug. 2016


Dr. Götz Nordbruch (goetz.nordbruch@ufuq.de)

Funded by the Programm Prevention of and Fight against Crime (ISEC) of the European Union
Dr. Götz Nordbruch goetz.nordbruch@ufuq.de
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