The project streetwork@online seeks to establish a dialogue with young people from Berlin between the ages of 16 and 27 in order to strengthen their capacity for critical reflection and support them in their identity formation.
The project aims to counteract radicalisation justified on the basis of Islam and is mainly focused on online measures and actions. The project is supported by the Landeskommission Berlin gegen Gewalt (Berlin Commission against Violence).
Online-Streetwork: The team reaches out to young people through social media. In practice this means that we participate in discussions in comment columns of various Facebook groups as well as on Instagram or engage in one-to-one chats. The aim is to inspire users to reflect on their own perspectives and actions.
Iam-street Berlin: Via the platform Iam-Street Berlin we published video content. We essentially focused on interviews produced together with local film-teams. These interviews with strong and popular personalities aim to inspire our target audience to follow their own path.
Workshops: We offer online workshops for people working with youth (to increase awareness for online radicalization).
The streetwork@online team consists of seven people. We combine specialist knowledge and several years of working experience in the fields of streetwork, Islamic studies, psychology, theology as well as cultural and media pedagogy to create an innovative approach. Due to various cultural and religious imprints we are able to gain access to our target group in an empathic and respectful manner.
AVP (Akzeptanz – Vertrauen – Perspektive) e.V., the social support institution of streetwork@online, forms the basis of our work with more than 18 years of expertise in the field of migration and youth work.
Experts in the fields of social work, sociology, psychology and Islamic studies support the team.