Polarisation, radicalisation and discrimination with focus on Central and Eastern Europe

The polarisation of society has now become a buzzword that is hardly missing from any political analysis. Trump, the Brexit, migration and the flight movement from the South to Europe, which has almost been pushed into the background again, also globalisation and climate change, and the Corona pandemic, which has been going on for a year now … In all these topic areas, a very fundamental polarisation of positionings is indeed emerging, which overshadows intermediate tones.

The focus of the issue on “Polarisation, Radicalisation and Discrimination in Europe” focuses in particular on the situation in Central and Eastern Europe in the practice of prevention and intervention in the field of democracy education, group-focused enmity and right-wing extremism. Contributors to this issue include those who have been working on-the-ground in the countries, as members of civil society organisations with a sharp and trained eye; those who work in municipalities, schools and extracurricular education as “fighters on the front line” (first-line practitioners, FLPs for short, e.g. teachers, social workers, NGOs, police) on a daily basis in regular structures, in training courses, and workshops as well as in counselling; and have in-depth insights and experience of the challenges, barriers and attempts at solutions.

The articles were written for the German journal Demokratie gegen Menschenfeindlichkeit.

This special issue has been produced within the Champions Project.

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Cluj Collaboration - 5th edition

Editors
Cluj Collaboration Editorial Team

Project
Cluj Roundtables – CHAMPIONs

Each month, “Cluj Collaboration” shares news about events in Cluj, Europe and around the world of interest, as well as updates on upcoming Cluj roundtables, their reports, and news about courses and conferences. The fifth edition is now available online.

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    PATRIR
  • Location
    Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • Year
    May 2021
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Cluj Collaboration - 4th edition

Editors
Cluj Collaboration Editorial Team

Project
Cluj Roundtables – CHAMPIONs

Each month, “Cluj Collaboration” shares news about events in Cluj, Europe and around the world of interest, as well as updates on upcoming Cluj roundtables, their reports, and news about courses and conferences. This is the fourth edition of the monthly magazine.

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    PATRIR
  • Location
    Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • Year
    March 2021
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Cluj Collaboration - 3rd edition

Editors
Florina-Marieta Neagu

Project
Cluj Roundtables – CHAMPIONs

Each month, “Cluj Collaboration” shares news about events in Cluj, Europe and around the world of interest, as well as updates on upcoming Cluj roundtables, their reports, and news about courses and conferences. This is the third edition of the monthly magazine.

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    PATRIR
  • Location
    Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • Year
    February 2021
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Cluj Collaboration - 2nd edition

Editors
Florina-Marieta Neagu

Project
Cluj Roundtables – CHAMPIONs

Each month, “Cluj Collaboration” shares news about events in Cluj, Europe and around the world of interest, as well as updates on upcoming Cluj roundtables, their reports, and news about courses and conferences. This is the second edition of the monthly magazine.

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    PATRIR
  • Location
    Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • Year
    January 2021
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Cluj Collaboration - 1st edition

Editors
Florina-Marieta Neagu

Project
Cluj Roundtables – CHAMPIONs

Each month, “Cluj Collaboration” shares news about events in Cluj, Europe and around the world of interest, as well as updates on upcoming Cluj roundtables, their reports, and news about courses and conferences. This is the first edition of the monthly magazine.

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    PATRIR
  • Location
    Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • Year
    December 2020
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European Baseline report on current Organised Crime and Terrorist Networks specifics and collection of sources

As part of the project TAKEDOWN, our colleagues from FUNDEA have developed a European Baseline Report on organised crime and terrorism intended to set analytical fundamentals for the project. The report highlights the explanatory power and the deficits of existing models to tackle organised crime and terrorism, whilst comparing different approaches, strategies and policies related to these phenomena.

We in PATRIR as members of the TAKEDOWN consortium have been very active in this process, giving input and expertise when needed to. We appreciate and salut the efforts of FUNDEA and all the partners who collaborated in this report to shed some light on the European and international OC/TN landscape in terms of stakeholders, representatives, responses and solutions. From PATRIR, we consider this work crucial in terms of moving towards evidence-based policy making and programming.

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Designing Learning for Peace:
Peace Education Competence Framework and Educational Guidelines

Our colleagues and friends from United Network of Young Peacebuilders, ASHA Centre, European Intercultural Forum e.V., Humana People to People in Latvia and Habitat have developed a manual intended to provide a springboard for educators, learners and organisations to create further educational programmes and partnerships to promote Peace Education.

We as PATRIR have enjoyed being part of the process, giving input and expertise and we welcome and salute their efforts to mainstream peace education, to which PATRIR is dedicated as well.

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Moldova-Transdnistria -
Working Together for a Prosperous Future -
Negotiation Process

Editors
Denis Matveev, Galina Shelari, Elena Bobkova, Bianca Cseke

Project
Making Visible the Economic and Social Costs of Frozen Conflict and Benefits of Peace – Moldova-Transdniestria (IMPACT)

Funders
Global Conflict Prevention Pool, British Embassy in Moldova