SESCO to hold seminar on promoting communication with Muslim youth in Brussels

Rabat The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), in coordination with the European Development and Research Academy (EDARA), will hold a seminar on Promoting communication with Muslim youth to protect them against religious extremism at the Press Club Brussels Europe, Belgium, on February 21-23.

The seminar is part of ISESCO’s efforts to draw attention to the conditions of Muslim youth outside the Islamic world, activate the mechanisms of communication and dialogue with them so as to entrench citizenship values and raise their awareness of the legal risks of fanaticism, hyperbole, extremism and terrorism. It also aims to discuss Muslim youth’s problems in Belgium and identify the necessary mechanisms to address them, particularly stereotypes against other and cybercrimes.

The seminar further seeks to discuss ways to protect youth against fanaticism and zealotry; teach them the values of dialogue, peace, as well as good and productive citizenship; and promote their role in activating coexistence with other under the principles of law, equity, justice and mutual respect.

The seminar’s program includes a number of topics and matters relevant to four axes: extremism-related cybercrimes from the perspective of international law; roles of social media networks in promoting cultural diversity; challenges and obstacles facing Muslim youth in Belgium and ways to address them; and the role of Muslim youth in Belgium in promoting dialogue and coexistence with other.

The seminar will bring together youth active in civil society organizations in Belgium; teachers and researchers interested in issues of youth integration in Belgium; and experts in new media and cybercrimes technologies.

ISESCO will be represented in this seminar by Dr El-Mahjoub Bensaid, supervisor of the Information and Communication Center, who will supervise the seminar’s organizational and academic aspects.

Source: International Islamic News Agency