The University of East London's School of Psychology will host a conference addressing violent youth radicalisation in Europe later this month.
The final findings of one of the largest scientific studies on violent youth radicalisation in Europe, the Erasmus+Youth Empowerment and Innovation Project (YEIP), will be launched at the YEIP Closing International Conference on January 29.
Over three years, the Erasmus+ funded project, coordinated by the IARS International Institute led by Professor Theo Gavrielides, trained local teams of young people who conducted fieldwork in schools, youth prisons, universities, migrant centres and online, with 18 partners involved including public authorities such as the Home Office, the Romanian Ministry of Education and Regione Ligura.
The YEIP project, which focused on the UK, Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Portugal, Sweden and Romania, applied a youth-led methodology involving 75 young researchers throughout the project and partnership. YEIP directly engaged with and spoke to 3540 individuals, aged between 16 and 78.
The conference, which will take place at the University of East London's Stratford campus, is now open for registration. Keynote speakers will include representatives from the European Commission, Neil Coyle MP, shadow home secretary Diane Abbott and prominent academics.
Professor Aneta Tunariu, dean of the School of Psychology at the University of East London, said,