Participatory, Multimedia, Resilience-focused Tool Concept for Prevention of Devaluation Ideologies 
Project NameParticipatory, Multimedia, Resilience-focused Tool Concept for Prevention of Devaluation Ideologies 
Project AcronymAWID
Project Partners
  1. Agency for European Integration and Economic Development (AEI/Lead Partner) 
  2. Vienna Board of Education / European Office (EUB)
  3. Ombudsoffice for Children and Youth Vienna (KJA)
  4. Centre of Competence for Open Youth Work in Austria (bOJA)
  5. SYNYO GmbH ( SYNYO)
  6. University of Vienna, Institute of Oriental Studies  (UniVie)
  7. SMART Innovation – Association to Support Innovative Approaches to Education Policy Issues  (SMART)
  8. Federal Ministry of the Interior (BM.I / BMVIT)
  9. Federal Ministry of Education (BMB)
Project Duration01.04.2018 - 31.3.2020
AbstractPropaganda with radical content and early stages of extremism from different ideological origins are already - and often directly targeted - at young audiences. It is therefore of great importance in the Austrian context, especially with regard to the viral distribution via new/social media, to identify these early attempts of extreme ideological control in pedagogical environments. This will lead to a focus on effective, simple resilience factors and existing resources – and to the development of countermeasures. Great importance will be attached to the identification, evaluation and target group-oriented optimization as well as to the active inclusion of currently existing solutions. The two-year research and development project AWID will tackle this issue through a strongly end-user focused, scientifically based, participative, multi-media, resilience-focused action concept for teachers to prevent devaluation ideologies.
Extra granting institutions AWID wird im Sicherheitsforschungs-Förderprogramm KIRAS vom Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie finanziert.