It included a wide range of activities:
- Outreached to conflict-affected social environments and held discussions with mosques, schools and training centres, etc.
- Daily personal counseling provided both in-person and online
- Attractive support groups established for dealing with discrimination experiences and different value systems as well as – in a media-critical way – with politically radical online content
- Developing and implementing customised intervention formats, especially the development of new, peer-based concepts for exiting, disengaging and distancing work
- Testing measures for preventing radicalisation on the internet and in social media
- Public relations, networking and committee work
Five counselors were involved in this project and they also acted as role models in their communities.
A project with a sustainable impact
The training of the “Young Community Guides” carried out in 2019 gave the project a lasting impression. It provided the incentive for establishing a self-organisation of Arabic-speaking young people who became involved in supporting Arabic-speaking migrants and placing them with aid and care organisations in the city.