During its 3-year life time, YEIP produced a series of publications presenting original findings from secondary and primary research as well as pilots that were conducted in four environments where violent youth radicalisation takes place (schools, universities, online and youth offending institutions).

These materials are now being used internationally providing evidence for further research, pilots and practice. For instance, Gavrielides’ new monograph “Addressing Violent Radicalisation and Extremism: A Restorative Justice & Psychosocial Approach” published by Springer, draws from YEIP and its methodology. The YEIP publications have been archived below for free access:

“Today, the possibility of young people feeling disenfranchised and drawn into divisive and radical ideologies, potentially leading to violence, is a critical reality. The Youth Empowerment and Innovation Project (YEIP) represents a remarkable milestone in our collec-tive understanding and approach to tackling the psycho-social conditions that overshadow and silence life-hope and its primordial place for human flourishing, fuelling marginalisation, injustice and ultimately anger and division. At the heart of YEIP’s accomplish-ment is the integration of youth-led action across science, theory development, solution finding and policy innovation. Its findings deliver momentum for a collective response promoting actions out-of-hope (to tackle division and injustice) and not out-of-fear (retaining safety through an un-challenged status qua). Its training tools (informed by the Good Lives Model) and restorative justice ethos connect the dots – helping to envisage effective multi-agency interventions that offer young people alternative narratives and resources to develop ideological agility, positive identities, and the will to safeguard inclusive citizenship for a future with societal structures that render meaning and opportunities towards a life-worth-living. “

Professor Aneta D. Tunariu, Dean of School of Psychology at the University of East London, UK, Lead author of the “Philosophical Dialogues Programme: towards sustainable prevention of youth radicalisation” (2017) and the “iNEAR: an existential positive psychology intervention for resilience, wellbeing and affirmative mindset” (2015; 2017).