PROVA Projects

Austria

Community Counteracting Radicalisation

Community Counteracting Radicalisation

Throughout Europe we can observe an increased preparedness to prevent and counteract young people´s radicalisation towards violent and militant extremism. However, in previous efforts, there seems to be skepticism about the involvement of local communities and civil society resources in the activities. The CoCoRa project therefore aims to develop a prevention strategy in close collaboration with local communities that may be targeted by violent extremists.

website:
http://cocoraproject.eu/

mail / contact: -

VETcontra

VETcontra

Vocational schools, secondary schools and vocational training institutions are often confronted with learners coming from different social, cultural or racial backgrounds. Under these circumstances, it happens often that frictions arise that are born out of prejudice, low self esteem and latent xenophobia. When such problems emerge and difficulties escalate, and when young people do not see positive perspectives, a critical minority, but in rising numbers, is attracted by extremist ideologies, such as Neo-Nazi groups or the djihadist movement of the „Islamic State“.

The Radicalisation Awareness Network of the European Commission states that „the best prevention is to stop people from getting involved in violent extremist or terrorist activities in the first place, or to convince them to turn away from such ideas and methods…. The people best placed to tackle the phenomenon of radicalisation are the so called first-liners – people in direct contact with targeted individuals or vulnerable groups of population.“

Teachers and trainers – the called „first-liners“ above – need therefore new skills and competences to be better prepared to deal with intercultural tensions between diverse groups of learners and detect, at an early stage, indicators of radicalisation among their learners. We will raise their awareness and identify initiatives, best practice examples and tools that help them do their work better, to find out who is at risk and the best way of helping people who need support. What tools

and methods are available and most effective to provide this support? Who has undergone traumatic experience and shows a behaviour that is a consequence of post-traumatic stress disorder? How can a teacher detect such symptoms?

Our project will provide vocational teachers and trainers with information and best practice about effective tools and methods, in order to help them do their work better. They will be able to acquire skills and knowledge to apply interventions in a preventive stage, and to focus on self-esteem, empathy towards out-groups and managing negative emotions. In the long run, this approach will lead to a better learning climate, better learning results and will reduce racism and xenophobia in the classroom.

website:
https://www.vetcontra.eu/

mail / contact:
E-C-C Association for Interdisciplinary Education and Consulting
Education – Culture – Citizenship
Kreuttal 6
2112 Würnitz

Allo-Tolerance

Allo-Tolerance

Nine educational organisations across Europe have joined their experience against hate to develop tolerance and prevent violent radicalisations. We want to share ideas, strategies and tools for teachers, trainers and educators.

website:
www.allo-tolerance.eu

mail / contact:
https://www.allo-tolerance.eu/en/contact

School psychology Platform

School psychology Platform

The school psychology platform is a project from the Ministry of Education It offers help, advice and counselling of every school psychological kind for pupils, students and young population as well as for teachers and adults working with the aforementioned groups.

website:
http://www.schulpsychologie.at/gewaltpraevention/extremismus/

mail / contact:
Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Forschung
Abteilung I/2,
Freyung 1,
1014 Wien,

01/53120-2584 oder -2590,

schulpsychologie@bmbwf.gv.at

Zara anti-racism counselling

Zara anti-racism counselling

ZARA – Civil courage and anti-racism work was founded in 1999 with the aim of promoting civil courage and a racist-free society in Austria as well as combating all forms of racism.

The anti-racism work is based on three pillars: counselling, prevention and public awareness.

Every year, up to 1,000 victims and witnesses of racism receive legal support in the counselling centre. The counselling is free of charge, the counselling team consists of legal and socially trained consultants.

website:
https://www.zara.or.at

mail / contact:
Schönbrunner Straße 119/13
Eingang: Am Hundsturm 7
A–1050 Wien

Tel: +43 (1) 929 13 99
Fax: +43 (1) 929 13 99–99

office@zara.or.at

Department for Violence Prevention / Fachstelle für Gewaltprävention

Department for Violence Prevention / Fachstelle für Gewaltprävention

Department for Violence Prevention in the Lower Austrian Youth Office offers advanced training for all professional groups in youth work and provides information, news and knowledge on its homepage. In its hub function, the department networks providers of violence prevention projects with those in demand; It informs about offers of violence prevention institutions, organizations and associations.

Website
http://www.gewaltpraevention-noe.at/

E-mail / Contact / telephone
Tel: 02742/9005-9050
gewaltpraevention@noel.gv.at

Working group "For families in Lower Austria and for deradicalisation" / Arbeitsgruppe „Für Familien in NÖ und für Deradikalisierung“

Working group "For families in Lower Austria and for deradicalisation" / Arbeitsgruppe „Für Familien in NÖ und für Deradikalisierung“

offer a suitable answer to many questions, advise, inform and show ways for relatives, teachers

3. Website

4. E-mail / Contact / telephone

akzente Salzburg

akzente Salzburg

“akzente Salzburg” sees itself as a service facility and as a local contact and helps wherever support, help, further education and information are needed.

Website
http://www.akzente.net

E-mail / Contact / telephone
Tel.: +43(0)662/84 92 91-29
office@akzente.net

Platform EXIT_B Salzburg / Plattform EXIT_B Salzburg

Platform EXIT_B Salzburg / Plattform EXIT_B Salzburg

The institutions of the platform "EXIT B" offer a suitable answer to many questions, advise, inform and show ways for relatives, teachers, friends, siblings, ...

Website
https://www.salzburg.gv.at/gesellschaft_/Documents/broschuere_exit_b-neu.pdf

E-mail / Contact / telephone
0800/20 20 44

Institute of Legal and Criminal Sociology / Institut für Rechts- und Kriminalsoziologie

Institute of Legal and Criminal Sociology / Institut für Rechts- und Kriminalsoziologie

Deradicalisation in prison / accompanying research, to investigate the effect of interventions on radicalized prisoners and to provide knowledge to the prison system from the scientific work-up of specific cases in order to readjust the measures taken.

Website
https://www.irks.at/publikationen/studien/2017/deradikalisierung-im-gefaengnis.html

E-mail / Contact / telephone
office@irks.at

+43.1.526 15 16

Advice Center Extremism /Beratungsstelle Extremismus

Advice Center Extremism /Beratungsstelle Extremismus

The City of Vienna also has a counseling center for members of adolescents with radical Islamist and right-wing extremes. In addition, a free and anonymous hotline was built.

Website
http://www.bmfj.gv.at/ministerin/Aktuelles/Themen/Beratungsstelle-Extremismus.html

E-mail / Contact / telephone
office@beratungsstelleextremismus.at

DERAD - Deradicalisation and prevention association / Deradikalisierung und Prävention, Verein

DERAD - Deradicalisation and prevention association / Deradikalisierung und Prävention, Verein

Intervention talks, supervision, seminars, workshops

Serving in prisons, caring for persons convicted or charged under paragraphs 278b and c

Website
http://www.derad.at/

E-mail / Contact / telephone
deradaustria@gmail.com

 

Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution and the fight against terrorism / Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz und Terrorismusbekämpfung

Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution and the fight against terrorism / Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz und Terrorismusbekämpfung

The Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution and the fight against terrorism (BVT) is an Austrian security agency with intelligence-related character. The main area of responsibility of the BVT is the protection of constitutional institutions of the Republic of Austria as well as their ability to act.

The authority was founded in 2002 from the state police as well as a few special units (EDOK and EBT - Taskforce for Combating Terrorism), which, like the present Federal Office, were directly under the responsibility of the Directorate General for Public Security of the Federal Ministry of the Interior. 3. Website http://www.bvt.gv.at

E-mail / Contact / telephone
Tel.: +43-(0)1-531 26-0
E-Mail: BMI-II-BVT@bmi.gv.at

Vienna police with the prevention departments of the state criminal investigation office / Wiener Polizei mit den Präventionsabteilungen des Landeskriminalamts

Vienna police with the prevention departments of the state criminal investigation office / Wiener Polizei mit den Präventionsabteilungen des Landeskriminalamts

The LKA is responsible for criminal police activities and analyzes, coordination and information tasks as well as special tasks.

Website
https://www.polizei.gv.at/wien/lpd/organigramm/organigramm_lka.aspx

E-mail / Contact / telephone
Servicenummer der Polizei 059 133

post@bmi.gv.at

Network Democracy Culture and Prevention/ Netzwerk Demokratiekultur und Prävention

Network Democracy Culture and Prevention/ Netzwerk Demokratiekultur und Prävention

With the Viennese Network Democracy Culture and Prevention (WND) - formerly known as the "Wiener Netzwerk Deradikalisierung, Prävention und Demokratiekultur" - since 2014, the city of Vienna successfully pursues a municipal strategy against extremism and devaluation ideologies, using already existing institutions and structures, which are responsible for the care, Counseling and education of children, adolescents and young adults are. The Vienna Network deals intensively with any form of group-related devaluation ideologies and anti-democratic attitudes, placing special emphasis on the protection of children and adolescents and the promotion of social cohesion.

(Mit dem Wiener Netzwerk Demokratiekultur und Prävention (WND) – vormals „Wiener Netzwerk Deradikalisierung, Prävention und Demokratiekultur“ – verfolgt die Stadt Wien seit 2014 erfolgreich eine kommunale Strategie gegen Extremismus und Abwertungsideologien unter Verwendung bereits vorhandener Einrichtungen und Strukturen, die verantwortlich für die Betreuung, Beratung und Bildung von Kindern, Jugendlichen und jungen Erwachsenen sind. Das Wiener Netzwerk setzt sich intensiv mit jeglicher Form von gruppenbezogenen Abwertungsideologien und antidemokratischen Haltungen auseinander und legt dabei besonderen Wert auf den Schutz von Kindern und Jugendlichen und die Förderung des gesellschaftlichen Zusammenhalts.)

Website
https://kja.at/site/praevention/netzwerk-deradikalisierung-praevention

E-mail / Contact / telephone
post@jugendanwalt.wien.gv.at