The “Intercontinental Youth Forum on Violent Extremism” from February 21 to 23, 2017 kicked off the project “Interfaith Dialogue on Violent Extremism” (iDove) developed and implemented by the African Union Commission’s Citizens and Diaspora Directorate (CIDO) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für International Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). Aiming at an innovative and youthful approach by drawing on the soft power of religion and intercultural dialogue, iDove succeeded in starting a unique counter-movement against violent extremism based on the iDove principles of employing cutting-edge (technological) approaches, advocating values of tolerance, mutual respect and better understanding centred on intra- and interfaith and intercultural dialogue, promoting youth ownership and gender equality, thinking outside the activism bubble, and regional networking.
Now iDove wants to support organizations in developing and implementing youth-focused, small scale projects that contribute to preventing violent extremism in African and Europe. According to the ideas developed by the youth participants of the “Intercontinental Youth Forum”, the projects should fit into one of the two clusters, namely “Innovative Community Projects” or “Communication and Virtual Initiatives”.
Awards:- Selected projects will be supported with a grant of up to 5,000 Euros.