Preventing Radicalism among European Pals

 Erasmus + Program
 Four European project schools


All teams arrived to Copenhagen on Saturday. The students were picked up by their Danish hosts at the airport and the teachers were picked up by Danish teachers.

On Sunday we did not have any official program. The most of students and teachers spent their Sunday in Copenhagen.

We started Monday with this programm - Welcome to Gladsaxe Gymnasium / Presentation of weeks programme / The Danish students guide around the school / Presentation of the national teams / Introduction to the theme of the week, radicalization, and to the project work / Documentary about radicalization in “The Cinema”,

On Tuesday visited us Muhammad Hee, master of Arabic and Middle East studies. He was talking about radicalization and the prevention of radicalization, and we saw the documentary “The Warriors from the North” about young Danes joining the terror organization Al-Shabaab. After them we continued on Project work and we finished with the traditional gala (prom) dance at Danish high schools.

We started Wednesday from Østerport Station we had time to sightseein Copenhagen. Among other things we saw the sculpture of The Little Mermaid, Amalienborg (the royal palace), The Marble Church, Nyhavn (New Harbour, a 17th-century waterfront and canal), Strøget (a pedestrian street, the old main street of Copenhagen). Then we were on a 60 minutes harbour and canal tour with an english guide telling about the sights.
After lunch we moved to “Tivoli”, an old (1843) amusement park.

Thursday was exclusively focused on finishing the project work. After a short introduction to today's tasks the students were working with the theme radicalization in smaller groups consisting of a student from each country. The teachers from the participating countries provided assistance to the groups as needed.
The students produced infographic posters about issues like the following:

  • What is radicalization?
  • What are the causes of radicalization?
  • Why is radicalization a problem?
  • Is radicalization a growing problem?
  • Radicalization problems today in Finland, Iceland, Slovakia, Denmark. What can be done to prevent radicalization?
  • What does the authorities do to prevent radicalization? Students eat lunch when they want to.

The groups finished their infographic posters that were printed in large format and displayed in the glass passage at Gladsaxe Gymnasium.
During this day - teachers meeting. Evaluation of the week.
Final party at Gladsaxe Gymnasium.

On Friday morning guests started return to home. We all made new friends during this wonderful Erasmus week.