The College of Europe student team ‘EUnited against extremism’ has been selected to present their project on countering extremism in Washington DC on 24-28 June 2016. ‘EUnited’ is among the top six teams in the global competition ‘Peer 2 Peer: Challenging Extremism’, in which 45 universities worldwide participated. It is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the US Department of State and by Facebook.
The students’ ‘EUnited’ initiative aims to raise awareness against radicalization and extremism through the social media and communication campaign #SwipeLeft – Don’t Flirt with extremism, including a video clip, a Human Library event and presence on Facebook and Twitter.
The nine members of the ‘EUnited’ team come from the Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies (Lucie-Belle DISSIRIER, Thomas ADAM, Andrew CHAPMAN, David DELAVIER, Andrej MISECH, Evangjelia SALI, Ioannis SKIADARESIS,) and the Department of European Political and Administrative Studies (Paul PATRON, Edyta SKORA). Some of them will fly to Washington DC together with the Academic Assistant Nicola DEL MEDICO to present the team’s work.