Testing the Anti-Radicalization curriculum at secondary school – High School Domžale
On Thursday 15 June 2017, a lecture and workshop were held at the High School Domžale within the scope of the project trACES (Tackling Radicalism through Active Citizenship of Europe in Schools). The purpose of the workshop was to test the curriculum, designed to combat youth radicalization.
The event was divided into two parts. In the introductory part, Miha Zimšek from the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, gave a brief lecture on political participation. Pupils discussed what political participation is, about the forms of (political) participation and youth political participation. During the interactive lecture pupils also discussed refugee crisis and (radical) behaviour of individuals. The lecture concluded with proposing solutions to increase youth political participation and with the debate on new processes of democratic deliberation and decision-making.
The second part started with the simulation of a process of democratic deliberation and decision-making (participatory budgeting). Pupils proposed necessary changes in the municipality and then democratically voted for the best one. After the simulation, pupils reflected on the simulation with the help of dr. Tomaž Deželan from the Faculty of Social Sciences.