Young bh. Digital Monitors’ HUB for Safety - recognising and reporting violent extremism
Over a hundred applications came from all over Bosnia and Herzegovina in response to the invitation issued by the organisation JabihEU to young people to join the activities within the project ‘Young bh. Digital Monitors’ HUB for Safety - recognising and reporting violent extremism’.
The project is supported by the Embassy of the Netherlands in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The project was created in response to the increase in hate speech and violent extremism on social networks as well as the lack of information about the sources and causes of extreme content, especially those generated by young people. The activities include the education and practical engagement of a large number of young people, civil society organisations and institutions in implementing open opportunities for young people to further spread the knowledge they have acquired and to contribute towards the prevention of violent online content in their communities. The central activity is the Academy, which starts in October. It will allow young people from Sarajevo, Tuzla, Zenica, Bihać, Sanski Most, Bjeljina, Prijedor and Trebinje as well as other cities and towns in Bosnia and Herzegovina to receive training. The Academy has gathered a number of eminent lecturers from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, the Netherlands and Austria and contains five modules.
Module 1. Definition of Hate Speech, Radicalism and Violent Extremism, to be held in Bihać on 21 October 2022.
Module 2. Violent Extremism in Cyber/Digital Space, to be held in Tuzla on 28 November 2022.
Module 3. The importance of Local Communities in Resisting External Trends of Violent Extremism, to be held online on 17 February 2023.
Module 4. Learning by doing module, to be held in Sarajevo on 18 May 2023.
Module 5. Learning by doing module, to be held in Sarajevo on 18 May 2023. Final conference, to be held in Sarajevo on 19 May 2023.
After the Academy, mentors from the non-governmental organisations that collaborated on the project, namely the Youth Resource Centre Tuzla, the Munja Social Innovation Incubator Sarajevo, Perpetuum Mobile - Institute for Youth and Community Development Banja Luka, Development and Cooperation Agency Cerebra, and Centre for Children, Youth and Family, Laktaši, will continue to work with groups each comprised of 10 young people on mapping and monitoring social media. Over 40 young people will be directly involved in the Academy and social media monitoring. You will be able to find all information about the project and future activities on the website and social networks of the association www.jabiheu.ba.