EYST partner logoEYST are holding a one day conference with academics and practitioners to discuss new approaches to tackling far-right extremism, religious extremism and child exploitation.

The Resilience Project is a Big Lottery funded programme that utilises youth workers to tackle far-right extremism, religious extremism, and child sexual exploitation across South Wales. It continues a stream of work that EYST (Ethnic Minorities and Youth Support Team) has been leading on since 2008.

In a political and social climate in which extremism, polarisation, and anti-internationalism are on the rise, this conference explores how Welsh communities can build peaceful pathways and empower young people and develop their resilience and well-being.

It is aimed at all those with a stake in building a safer Wales and concerned with the wellbeing of young people - including schools, civil servants, members of civil society and faith institutions, as well as politicians and policy makers.

Lunch will be provided.

Confirmed speakers so far:

  • Julie James AM, Leader of the House, Welsh Assembly
  • Prof Hilary Pilkington - author of Loud and Proud: Passion and Politics in the English Defence League
  • Prof Matthew Feldman, Director of Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right
  • Nazir Afzal OBE, former Crown Prosecutor and advisor to the Welsh Government on violence against women

More names coming soon. 

If you have any queries, please contact [email protected]