Meet ORPHEUS

Offline and Online Radicalisation Prevention Holding back Extremism and Upholding Security

ORPHEUS is an initiative funded by Interreg 2 Seas designed to provide practical support, help and guidance to youth workers, teachers and other educators to increase young people’s resilience to violent extremist narratives.

Young people may have difficulty expressing their concerns and grievances to others. However, also professionals (i.e., youth workers, educators and policy makers) often don’t know how to respond or deal with these grievances. That is why ORPHEUS develops a method for professionals, so that they can organise safe/brave spaces both offline and online. From this method flows the ORPHEUS toolkit that stimulates their confidence and skills to deal with certain issues, such as fake news, polarisation, controversial issues, ... .

ORPHEUS introductory overview

Meet the Project Partners

ORPHEUS is the product of a strongly dedicated team. This partnership comprises cities and institutions operating in a diversity of contexts which are representative of typical problems faced by existing prevention strategies within the 2 Seas area. ORPHEUS adopted a cross border approach and consists of the following partners from Belgium, France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. They all have experience in social alienation, social cohesion, extremism and counter-terrorism issues.

However, we could not have accomplished this teamwork without cooperation of the schools, youth organisations, local governments, municipalities and city councils. They play an essential role in this project due to their expertise on the matter and their work on positive identity development, counter terrorism and non-stigmatisation.

City of Mechelen is a European leader in Prevention/Countering Violent Extremism (P/CVE) through societal innovation projects that resulted with preventing all potential Foreign/Home Terrorist Fighters in recent years.

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Centre of Expertise and Advice for Prevention and Intervention of Radicalism and Extremism, or Ceapire, was founded and is driven by young Flemish individuals who have been involved in helping young people at risk of radicalisation prior to the recent events of Syria & Iraq.

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University of Portsmouth has an institutional focus on providing innovative solutions and plays a leading role in research and innovation on cross-discipline thematic areas that address key issues facing society.

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Artevelde University of Applied Sciences is an educational research center experienced in practice-oriented research and development on the subject of deradicalisation as a challenge for prevention in youth work.

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Portsmouth has 9 years' experience in delivering programs to counter extremism, including Daesh/AQ inspired, extreme right and extreme left.

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GRETA Grand Littoral is specialised in vocational education training (VET). They are skilled in training engineering, instructional engineering and multimedia engineering.

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University College Roosevelt has expertise in development and evaluation of educational interventions to foster civic and social competences of young vulnerable people.

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R-Newt is experienced in youth work and aims to be present and have real contact with young people within their social environment to work on safety themes and prevent radicalisation.

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Meet Interreg 2 Seas

Interreg 2 Seas 2014-2020 is a European Territorial Cooperation Programme covering England, France, the Netherlands and Belgium (Flanders). The Programme is part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and has a total of €241m ERDF to co-finance projects in the 2014 - 2020 period.

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30th of november 2022
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30th of november 2022
CLICK TO ReGISTER FOR THE ORPHEUS EVENT NOW
30th of november 2022
CLICK TO ReGISTER FOR THE ORPHEUS EVENT NOW
30th of november 2022