The one-year masterclass “Präventionsfeld Islamismus,” a non-university educational program of the Federal Agency for Civic Education (BpB) for master’s students and young professionals in the field of prevention, ended with a presentation in Cologne on November 18, 2022. For PRIF, Manjana Sold supported the participants for a year in their final project on online radicalization and developed an exhibition with them.
In five modules, the participants of the master class learned about theories, methods and practice of prevention work and research in the field of Islamism. While the media often focus on aspects of violence, extremism prevention is characterized by a differentiated examination of Islamism beyond violence. The starting point for the course was the attacks in Paris, Nice, Dresden and Vienna in recent years, which have focused media and sociopolitical attention on the phenomenon of Islamism in Europe. The students examined different approaches to identifying and preventing radicalization processes. The exhibition, supervised by Manjana Sold, consists of 10 roll-ups. The plan is to prepare the roll-up exhibition for schools in a way that the topic of radicalization can be integrated into lessons.