LOUD

LOUD

Local young leaders for inclusion

Developing intercultural awareness and combating prejudice are important topromote social inclusion and strengthen social cohesion.

LOUD aims to foster inclusive environments for young people in order to prevent them from drifting into intolerance and extremist behaviours. It will strengthen local authorities’ and young people’s capacities to produce alternative narratives.

Objectives

The main objectives are to:

  • Counter all forms of intolerance and extremist speech among young people
  • Provide effective alternative narratives at the local level
  • Empower young people on tackling discrimination and extremist content
  • Promote European exchanges on alternative narratives among young people
Activities

The main activities of the project are:

  • Diagnosis in 9 territories to enable local authorities to determine their priorities as well as the key stakeholders
  • Training sessions will be organised in the different territories in order to empower young people, identified through the previous phases, on alternative narratives methods and local campaigns.
  • The design and development of 9 local alternative narratives campaigns by young people in 5 European countries
Alternative narrative campaigns

Youngsters from the project’s nine partner cities developed alternative narrative campaigns in all its stages: from design to evaluation. The result?

  • 114 youngsters participating in the fight against discrimination, intolerance and extremism
  • 9 campaigns on inclusion, diversity and equality
  • 9 messages based on human rights, respect for differences and freedom
Final event

The LOUD project will conclude on 26 May with an online event (14:00 to 16:00 CET) to present the alternative narrative campaigns created by youngsters from the project’s nine partner cities. The conference will also be an occasion to collectively work on recommendations for other local and regional authorities that wish to involve young citizens in such prevention initiatives.

Webinars

Within the framework of the project, four webinars aimed at municipal and local actors who are developing or planning an alternative narrative communication campaign were organised.
You can find the recordings of the webinars here.

Call for experts

Find out more about the application process.

Consortium

Efus is leader of this project. The partners are:

Local authorities: Leuven (BE), L’Hospitalet de Llobregat (ES), Augsburg, Düsseldorf (DE), Pella (GR), Rosny-sous-bois, Montreuil, Lille and Valenciennes Métropole (FR)
Other partners: Eurocircle, Fondazione Mondinsieme (IT), streetwork@online (AVP e.V.) (DE)

Duration

January 2019 – June 2021

Contacts

Tatiana Morales, Programme Manager – morales@efus.eu

Pilar De La Torre, Programme Manager – delatorre@efus.eu


Actualités

“We must educate as early as in nursery school on tolerance and non-discrimination” Interview with Laura GarcĂ­a Manota, Municipal Councillor on Youth, Education and Sports, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat (Spain)

> What are the social and economic characteristics of the young population of L’Hospitalet? With a population of 252,171, L’Hospitalet is Catalonia’s second largest city. There are 66,376…