Quo vadis, Young Islam Conference? Next stop: Europe!

The Narrative Change Academy builds a network where young Europeans regardless of their backgrounds come together to advocate for our vision of an open, postmigrant and anti-racist society. They develop digital campaigns using the narrative change approach.

From now on, the Young Islam Conference will not only be accessible in Germany, but across Europe. The JIK ist launching their first European project: The Narrative Change Academy. After all, polarising, racist and Islamophobic attitudes and discourses pose a major challenge to social cohesion, not just here, but in many European societies.

The Narrative Change Academy of the Young Islam Conference (JIK) aims to counter this. It builds a European network where young Europeans regardless of their backgrounds come together to advocate for our vision of an open, postmigrant and anti-racist society using the tool of campaigning. They are going to develop a digital campaign using the narrative change approach. Publications and roundtables with decision-makers frame the academy and make the campaign’s results visible.

For the time being, young Europeans between the age of 18 and 27 from France, the United Kingdom and Germany can take part in the academy.

The Narrative Change Academy is funded by the Allianz Kulturstiftung and the Stiftung Mercator. Cooperation partners include the Berlin Institute for Empirical Integration and Migration Research of the Humboldt University of Berlin and Connecting Europe.