Workshop June 3, 2021 program
conduct the workshop
Prevention of right-wing and religiously motivated violent extremism. In search of a positive experience
June 3, 2021. The Sakharov Center, Moscow + online.
Participation by registration only.
11.00-11.15. Kickoff. Organizers’ Welcome
Alexander Verkhovsky, Director, SOVA Center for Information and Analysis *
Ekaterina Sokirianskaia, Director, Conflict Analysis and Prevention Center
11.15-13.00. Violent right-wing extremism: the current status, factors of (de) radicalization, and approaches to prevention
Moderation and introduction by Alexander Verkhovsky
Pavel Nikulin (Russia), journalist, founder of the Moloko+ journal
Where do Nazis come from: could the answer be found in the bios of the far-right?
Alexander Litoy (Russia), journalist
Disillusioned Nazis: why the far-right is losing supporters in Russia?
Vyacheslav Likhachev (Ukraine, online), expert at the University of Oslo Center for Research on Extremism
Trajectories of deradicalization of the Ukrainian far-right after the Revolution of Dignity
Nasta Loika (Belarus, online), co-founder of Human Constanta
The experience of educational activities in Belarus
13.00-14.00. Lunch (at the venue)
14.00-15.45. Reintegration of women and children returning from the Middle East conflict zone
Moderation and introduction by Ekaterina Sokirianskaia
Farangiz Atamuradova (UAE), research associate at Hedayah
Rehabilitating Children of ISIS**: Extracting Recommendations from the Education-Related ‘ISIS Files’. Based on the report “Planting the Seeds of the Poisonous Tree: Establishing a System of Meaning Through ISIS Education”
Oliya Ilmuradova (Uzbekistan), Director, International social and educational center Barqaror Hayot
Experience of assisting women and children repatriated from Syria and Iraq to Uzbekistan
Libkan Bazaeva (Russia, Republic of Chechnya), Director, NGO “Women for Development”.
The psychosocial rehabilitation of children repatriated to the Republic of Chechnya from Syria and Iraq and assistance to their guardians.
Aida Kasimova (Russia, Republic of Dagestan), a lawyer representing relatives of children in conflict zones in the Middle East; her nephews have recently been repatriated from Iraq.
The problem of the separation of mothers and children returning from the Middle East conflict zone.
15.45-16.00. Coffee Break
16.00 -17.30. Discussion: Innovative approaches to civic education and prevention in young people
Harald Weilnböck (Germany, online), expert at Cultures Interactive e.V.
Youth Cultures – and the “Narrative Group Work in Schools” approach. Innovative approaches in civic education and rehabilitation
Ksenia Luchenko (Russia), journalist, project methodologist, joint educational project of the Goethe-Institut in Russia and the portal COLTA.RU “How to Read Media?”
Steering clear of extremes: media literacy or bans?
17.30-18.30. Deradicalization programs in prisons
Yulia Denisenko (Kyrgyzstan), Director, public fund Asia-Group.
Deradicalization programs for prisoners and probation clients in Kyrgyzstan
Ekaterina Sokirianskaia (Russia), Director, Conflict Analysis and Prevention Center.
Deradicalization programs for the North Caucasus natives convicted under articles related to armed activities
18.30-18.40. Conclusion of the workshop
* SOVA Center has been listed as an NGO “performing the function of a foreign agent", and is appealing this decision.
** The organization is recognized as terrorist and banned in Russia.