About the Youth Empowerment and Innovation Project (YEIP)

1.Presentation of YEIP project
YEIP was delivered in partnership with 18 partners from seven EU countries (UK, Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Portugal, Sweden) to construct and test an innovative policy intervention model founded on the principles of restorative justice, positive psychology and the Good Lives Model.
YEIP was implemented through the construction and field validation of tools (YEIP PREVENT model/ interventions, toolkit, training) in 4 environments (schools, universities, prisons, online) in the 7 participating EU member states. YEIP laid the foundations for systemic change at the national level and EU levels in the way radicalisation is seen and combatted. The ultimate objective was for the project to help implement the EU Youth Strategy’s objective of preventing the factors that can lead to young people’s social exclusion and radicalisation.


The YEIP project was structured on the basis of 5 scientific work-packages summarized here, and was based on the youth-led methodology that leads the project in all its parts.

Look at the results of the first phase of the YEIP project (WP1), dedicated at the investigation of the youth radicalisation and marginalisation phenomena in all the partners countries:
https://yeip.co.uk.uk/awareness-raising-material/yeip-ebooks/


2. WP2 field work for creating YEIP prevention tools

The opinion of young people that took part in the project as co-researchers or as participants in focus groups and/or interviews organised during the second phase of the YEIP project (WP2), helped the YEIP partnership to construct the YEIP prevent model.
The final purpose of this phase was collecting suggestions from young people in order to create youth-led prevention tools.
This choice was the result of a trend inversion that permitted the creation of prevention policies more suited to youth.

Look at the WP2 results published on the YEIP website:
https://yeip.co.uk.uk/awareness-raising-material/yeip-ebooks/


CASE STUDIES FROM THE WP2 FIELD WORK
YEIP’s innovative methodology is characterised by its youth-led approach. During our fieldwork and test trials, young people took an active role as peer research discussing with their peers their experiences, opinions and suggestions regarding the prevention of violent radicalisation.


YOUTH-LED GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE YEIP PREVENTION MODEL


The youth-led recommendations made by YEIP partner countries produced the following result:

We recommend to firstly read the Theory section of this toolkit



Download the pdfs, materials and activities, of the Tooolkit