The Youth Empowerment and Innovation Project (YEIP) is a 3-year Erasmus+ funded programme that aims to design a youth-led, positive policy prevention framework for tackling and preventing the marginalisation and violent radicalisation among young people in Europe. The project started in March 2017.

Led by young people and coordinated by Dr. Theo Gavrielides (Founder and Director of The IARS International Institute), YEIP is delivered in partnership with 20 partners from seven EU countries to construct and test innovative, policy intervention models founded on the principles of restorative justice, positive psychology and the Good Lives Model (GLM).

YEIP is implemented through the construction and field validation of tools (YEIP PREVENT model/ interventions, toolkit, training) in 4 environments (schools, universities, prisons, online) in the 7 participating EU member states.

YEIP will lay the foundations for systemic change at the national level and EU levels. The ultimate objective is for the project to help implement the EU Youth Strategy’s objective of preventing the factors that can lead to young people’s social exclusion and radicalisation. The project is also in line with the EU’s Counter-Terrorism Strategy of 2005 (revised in 2008 and 2014).

The success of this youth-led project will demonstrate to European citizens the leadership and determination of EC institutions in rooting out the reasons that lead to young peoples’ marginalisation and radicalisation, firming up in this way trust and confidence.

We want to hear from policy makers, experts, young people and youth workers to see whether our research is reflecting the national state of affairs.

* 1. Our initial research reveals that radicalisation happens predominantly online, and that there are no effective measures to target this.

* 2. Our research suggests that there isn't a particular demographic that is susceptible to being radicalised. How can we reach young people that are being radicalised before it is too late?

* 3. Currently, the models in place to target radicalisation in the UK are risk-based.

* 4. Are you aware of policies other countries are implementing that the U.K. should adopt?

* 5. Although the Prevent strategy is enshrined in law to look out for radicalisation, more and more young people are being arrested for terrorism-related offences. Do you think earlier intervention could reduce radicalisation? Have you any good examples of this in practice?

* 6. How do we avoid stereotyping people of certain groups when discussing radicalisation?

* 7. What is the best way to educate young people about the risk of radicalisation?

* 8. If you knew someone who is becoming radicalised, how confident are you that you would know what to do?

* 9. With your expertise, what method do you think is the most effective for research and evaluation of effective interventions targeting young people and radicalisation?

* 10. What do you think are the most important target groups?

  Least Important Most important
Education level