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Interim report 2011 about the work conducted by the working group "Prevention work with youth"

In its second phase, the German Islam Conference has put the prevention of extremism, radicalisation and social polarisation on its agenda as one of its three major topics. Its purpose, with the consensus of representatives from all levels of government and representatives of Muslims living in Germany, is to develop practical improvements for living side-by-side in peace and respect. In order to tackle the various specific aspects of this topic in its programme of work the German Islam Conference has set up the working group "Prevention work with youth". It has taken on the topic in stages and  initially looked at establishing a common understanding of the phenomena of hostility towards Muslims / "anti-Muslim prejudice", anti-Semitism amongst Muslims and "Islamism" / religious extremism amongst Muslims. The result of this work is summarised below in an expanded glossary.

The descriptions chosen to describe the phenomena do not claim to be general descriptions applicable in any other contexts or final definitions of the respective phenomenon. Rather, they form the basis for the ongoing task of the working group "Prevention work with youth". This should enable the group in a second phase to initiate and support specific preventative measures for youth work, taking into consideration existing experience in the area of prevention of extremism and promoting tolerance amongst young people.

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Interim report 2011 about the work conducted by the working group "Prevention work with youth"

DIK Editorial board, 29.03.2011

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