“Demystify extremism!” – Preventive educational work with young people


"Demystify extremism!" – Preventive educational work with young people

Main organization


The project " Demystify extremism" is carried out by the Hessian Advisory Center. It is part of the Hessian Prevention Network against Salafism. Partners are also different schools in Hessen.

Sponsor/Funds programme

The project is funded by the Hessian Ministry of the Interior and for Sport, as well as by the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth in the context of the Federal Program "Living Democracy".


Students from the 9th year and participants from the age of 14 and older; Colleague of schools and und youth welfare service.



Operational context

School and youth welfare services, Hessen

Main activities

Workshops - The model project "Demystify extremism!" is an answer to the growing need to use preventative political education in order to address the phenomenon of religious extremism. The goal is to provide education about extremism and recruitment strategies as well as to develop strategies for youth when signs of radicalisation arise in peer groups. Other objectives are to demystify the phenomenon of jihadism and to increase the ability of young people to distance themselves from extremism.


several workshops over a period of two to three months.