The Tolerance Project

Teachers, social workers and community youth workers in Kungälv work together to identify high-school teenagers in or at risk of joining neo-Nazi gangs. They map local social structures and interrelationships to identify trouble spots and at-risk youth. The project then works with them to disassemble toxic activities and connects them to more positive relationships, activities and influences. The model also includes a wider spectrum of stakeholders committed to influencing society’s attitudes.

Research shows a connection between leaving education and destructive environments, so another important long-term project goal is to ensure that the participating students complete the compulsory nine-year school system, and continue onto upper secondary school.
Impact - Today, there are no active Nazi or white supremacist organisations in Kungälv and no informal gangs. The Kungälv Model was replicated in 20 other cities in Sweden in the 2015/2016 academic year, (with $1 million investment from Ministry of Labour, the National Agency for Youth and Civil Society Affairs, Natur & Kultur Foundation, and Skandia Ideas for Life).

The Kungälv model has been highlighted by the UN as a viable and appropriate strategy to counter extreme intolerance among youths.

www.toleransprojektet.se

 

Type
Pratique
Pays
SUEDE
Langue
EN
Niveau de l'établissement scolaire
Secondary
Niveau de l'intervention
Ciblés
Intensité de l'intervention
Continue
Source de financement
N/A

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