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THE CHAMPIONs PROJECT

CHAMPIONs’ central action is to establish permanent offline working groups – ‘CHAMPIONs Roundtables’ – combining FLPs (first-line-practitioners) of different disciplines, professions and institutions or agencies, to jointly develop effective detection and response solutions to counter polarisation, build resilience and protect vulnerable groups in their local communities.

 

FLPs will be trained to build capacity to design solutions and programmes to most effectively address the drivers of polarisation and to collaborate most efficiently by breaking down institutional barriers. Medium term: their actions not only directly affect vulnerable individuals,

but also the wider community – who will be engaged in awareness-raising events – as well as local and national policy-makers. To facilitate these processes of offline joined- up solution development, an online platform will be developed.

 

The long-term aim of the project is to transfer the CHAMPIONs pilot model to other communities across the EU where other FLP Roundtables are established and become users of the developed platform. To achieve this, synergies with related EU-funded projects, platforms and networks will be harnessed throughout the project and after its implementation period.

THE CHAMPIONs PROJECT

CHAMPIONs’ central action is to establish permanent offline working groups – ‘CHAMPIONs Roundtables’ – combining FLPs (first-line-practitioners) of different disciplines, professions and institutions or agencies, to jointly develop effective detection and response solutions to counter polarisation, build resilience and protect vulnerable groups in their local communities.

 

FLPs will be trained to build capacity to design solutions and programmes to most effectively address the drivers of polarisation and to collaborate most efficiently by breaking down institutional barriers. Medium term: their actions not only directly affect vulnerable individuals, but also the wider community – who will be engaged in awareness-raising events – as well as local and national policy-makers. To facilitate these processes of offline joined- up solution development, an online platform will be developed.

 

The long-term aim of the project is to transfer the CHAMPIONs pilot model to other communities across the EU where other FLP Roundtables are established and become users of the developed platform. To achieve this, synergies with related EU-funded projects, platforms and networks will be harnessed throughout the project and after its implementation period.

CHAMPIONs KEY PILLARS

Alert

 

The Alert system is conceptualized as a collation of tools and services developed under other EU-funded projects that enable FLPs to bring attention to key focal issues to address in their community.

Arena

 

The Arena is designed as a communication and cooperation mechanism that enables instantaneous information exchange either privately, between collaborating FLPs, and publicly through sharing good practice and highlighting strengths and weaknesses of certain actions.

Training Yard

 

The Training Yard is a capacity-building resource centre which FLPs can engage with either individually or as a group, complete with learning materials, video-tutorials, good practice guidelines or handbooks and case study simulation exercises developed through the project action.

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