Project

Objectives

NORADICA wants to connect youths with the heterogeneous religious groups interacting with their daily-life contexts, fostering the process of understanding the structural diversity of EU society as a value instead of a barrier to peaceful coexistence. The project implements this approach into the main socializing institution, the school, with the upbuilding of a network based upon sharing information, good practices, and research-based knowledge. All these elements work as a social-constructed antidote to exclusion and radicalisation dynamics among youth empowering teachers and schools with tools and practices related to religious issues.

The project aims to design and implement an integrated set of activities and “Open educational resources” to promote inter-religious dialogue at school in cooperation with relevant stakeholders and religious communities in the partner Countries. NORADICA will consist of several steps and will provide for a mixed strategy of advancing knowledge on youth radicalization risk factors and for the implementation of experimental educational activities and workshops.

One of the highest priorities is to help prospective teachers in acquiring the attitudes knowledge, skills, and dispositions to work effectively with culturally diverse students. Schools, colleges, and departments of education must assume the responsibility of preparing all teachers, regardless of race, to teach in culturally diverse classrooms.

Therefore, the objectives of NORADICA project can be summarized in the following key points: 

  • Improvement of new competences and skills on how to deal with students being potentially radicalised
  • Raise awareness against radicalisation in religious group
  • Instructions and suggestions to future teachers 
  • Development of resources to be used by teachers about this subject
  • Development of resources for studens

Target users

The project is specifically addressed to:

Religion and citizenship teachers

Teachers spending most of their work time in the classes involved because of the teaching subject

Students 12-16 years-old enrolled in schools of the NORADICA network (min. 6 pilot schools per partner)

OutpuTs

Set of Educational Infographics
The Edu-infographics developed will represent a creative way to transfer information in a very easy, smart and trend way. They will be graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge about the following themes: Mapping religious local presence; Data about youth recruited by extremist organisations, data and %; Data and % about awareness of youth regarding religions; Challenges teachers face in religious issues in daily life at school (narratives and quantitative evidences); Narratives for dialogue among different religions through the voices of local religious leaders and communities.

Learning for Teaching Tools – Interactive ebook app for teachers
The interactive ebooks for teacher app will be considered an enhanced book-like experience, providing interaction with content, data, and resources offering a different path for exploration every time.

Learning eduCartoons “NORADICATOONS” for Students
NORADICA foresees the elaboration of a web series of cartoons (NORADICATOONS) to create an innovative, catchy and friendly “tongue” in order to present, explain and discuss anti-radicalisation narratives at school. The objetive is to provide an alternative and creative point of view, a learning experience linked with the emotive participation of users. NORADICATOONS wants to be an antidote to the hate speech ideology.

Recommendatory Highlights for Schools and Communities
Partners will prepare a set of recommendations in order to create an “exit programme” for NORADICA beneficiaries and Policy makers of the respective Countries that will contain key aspects: How to promote intercultural and interreligious dialogue at school; How to raise awareness against radicalisation in religious groups through religious leader active involvement; Suitable counter-narratives against radicalisation in collaboration with families; The role of local communities in de-radicalization processes.