Each workshop cycle in a school ends with a civic project as a way for young people to add value to their local community.
A deep distrust among youth in the suburbs of French cities is increasingly leading to radicalization. Our trustbuilding work aims to integrate and prevent further radicalisation of French youth through workshops and civic initiatives.
Why is trust needed?
Many young people suffer from identity crises, frustration with the education system, and difficulty imagining their future. They do not feel accepted and respected by French society. This lack of belonging causes a negative ripple effect in the community.
At the end of 2005, youth violence exploded in France, which lasted several weeks. Since then, the desire to confront society has led to a dramatic increase in radicalisation, with hundreds of young people who have left France to join Daesh/ISIL in Syria.
How is trust built?
There is tension between youth and authority figures such as police in migrant and low-income communities in Paris. Through open dialogues, mutual understanding is created.
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Head of Project
Facilitator - Les mamans du Coeur