A “Time Out” Dialogue training was hosted for religious communities and organizations as well as authorities in Finland. This training aimed to provide these actors with new tools for the prevention of violent extremism and to strengthen the effectiveness of the work by leaving the knowledge and agency to the communities. The Time Out Dialogue Training was hosted through the Reach Out 3 Project, under the Finnish National Action Plan for Preventing Violent Radicalization and Extremism 2019-2020.
The training ensured to incorporate discussion and reflection on the topics discussed, and making linkages to their own work. As a follow-up to the training, participants will hold dialogue discussions in their own communities, with the assurance that they are provided a safe space in order to have transparent discussions.
Under the Finnish National Action Plan for Preventing Violent Radicalization and Extremism 2019-2020, the Reach Out work supports local and national stakeholders, authorities, civil society actors and faith communities to better address needs of families and individuals affected by radicalization and extremism.
Reach Out 3 expands upon the Network and FCA’s work on prevention of violent radicalization and extremism Finland and Europe: Reach Out (2016-2017) and Reach Out 2 (2017-2019). This project is implemented in collaboration with four cooperation cities in Finland: Helsinki, Turku, Tampere and Oulu. Reach Out 3 contributes to the Networks strategic objective to nationally engage duty bearers, families and youth on the prevention of violent extremism.