Quested Peace participated in the training course” Young European, Open your Eyes “that was held in Madrid, Spain from 16 to 21 of August 2017. Muntaser Al Masri & Mohammad Al Sadder from Quested Peace -Jordan were among 23 participants represented 13 countries in this training course, the other participants were from: Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Jordan, Germany, Italy, Macedonia, Morocco, Romania, Spain, Turkey, Tunisia and United Kingdom. The aims of this training course were:
The prevention and decoding of attitudes and behaviors connected with religious fanaticism among young Europeans.
The exchange and development of good practices.
Creating a network of international associations with different competent bodies that could serve as a multiplying effect will be promoted.
Through this training many methods were used: it was based on social learning of social integration according to the principle of non-formal education which allowed all the participants to take an active role.
The program consisted of debates, brainstorming, interactive workshops, exchange of information and good practices, creative activities and evaluation.
The main sessions in this training course talked about Radicalization and why radicalization is happening, and it talked about the Ideological and the individual factors , and how to prevent Radicalization in schools, universities, internet and neighborhoods, and how to fight it.
The training course also discussed some of the Democracy principles such as: equality, nondiscrimination and respect for diversity.
The Jordanian participants were very active in their presence and especially at the intercultural night where they explained about the purpose of the URI which is promote enduring, daily interfaith cooperation, to end religiously motivated violence and to create cultures of peace, justice and healing for the earth and all living beings.