CHAMPIONs aims at improving impact and effectiveness of FLP interventions to counter and prevent polarisation through enhanced on-site cooperation models, information sharing and dedicated online platform. A core pillar of the project is the establishment of permanent offline working groups – ‘CHAMPIONs Roundtables’ – combining FLPs of different disciplines, professions and institutions/agencies, to jointly develop effective prevention approaches for their local communities.
CHAMPIONs’ central action is to establish permanent local ‘CHAMPIONs Roundtables’ combining a variety of first-line-practitioners (FLPs) to jointly develop effective detection & 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. To facilitate these processes of offline joined-up solution development, an online platform will be produced combining three central instruments: (i) ‘Alert’ – 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 (e.g. social media monitoring tools); (ii) ‘Arena’ – a communication & cooperation mechanism that enables instantaneous information and practices exchange; (iii) ‘Training Yard’ – a capacity-building resource centre with learning materials, video-tutorials, good practice guidelines / handbooks and case study exercises. The long-term perspective of the project is to transfer this pilot model to other communities across the EU.
Press Release: Improving Collaboration in Policy and Practice – Successful Launch of the CHAMPIONs Project in Cluj: CHAMPIONs Press Release No 0
Press Release: The importance of language and location for radicalisation: CHAMPIONs Press Release No 1
Press Release: Experiences and Suggestions on de/radicalisation of First line Practitioners: CHAMPIONs Press Release No 2
Press Release: A closer look at the Counter-radicalisation landscape: CHAMPIONs Press Release No 3
Press Release: What are the barriers to increased cooperation? CHAMPIONs Press Release No 4
Press Release: What prominent right-wing actors and groups are active in Germany? CHAMPIONs Press Release No 5
Press Release: Perceptions of right-wing radicalisation and political polarisation in four EU Member States. CHAMPIONs Press Release No 6
Press Release: State of Polarisation and Radicalisation in Europe. CHAMPIONs Press Release No 7