Equipping young people to challenge extremism.

It can be hard for practitioners to find the right words to tackle the subject of extremism constructively with young people.

But having these conversations in a right way is an opportunity for young people to learn important life lessons that can enhance their futures.

The Extreme Dialogue project is a groundbreaking and engaging way of opening up conversations about identity, difference and prejudice - and how they relate to extremism.

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It provides a starting point and a guided way of navigating core themes and questions around extremism using films, educational resources and training.


The filmed testimonials that form the starting point for the Extreme Dialogue project can be accessed for free online and tell real-life stories about the realities of hate and radicalisation.

The films put faces and names to a range of experiences of extremism and marginalisation. They also provide positive and thought-provoking opportunities for starting conversations with young people about their own perspectives on the topic.

Our films include testimony from a former member of the UK Islamist group al-Muhajiroun, a mother from Calgary whose son was killed fighting for ISIS in Syria, an ex-Ulster Volunteer Force member whose father was killed by the IRA , and a former member of the extreme far-right in Canada.

We also hear from a member of the Roma community who experienced racism in Hungary, a young woman who sought refuge from conflict in her own country but was bullied at school for wearing a headscarf and a Syrian refugee who is on ISIS’s most-wanted list.

Extreme Dialogue provides a framework for identifying core values and allows peers to constructively challenge opposing ideas.

Educational Resources

All Extreme Dialogue project materials are available for free here on our website. Anyone can use them, whether in the classroom, a community group or beyond.

They are designed for young people aged 14–18 but can be tailored to suit the needs of different year groups and age ranges.

They provide a structured framework which helps to develop young people's critical thinking abilities, and skills which are transferable to a number of cross-curricular subject areas and life experiences.





Resource Packs

Resource Packs

The downloadable resources are all modular and are informed by more than 20 years of research and experience in managing global and community conflict.

Book training or session delivery

For further information about the Extreme Dialogue project, to request training or to get our facilitators to visit your school, please contact us:

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Project Partnerships

Extreme Dialogue is a partnership between global counter-extremism organisation ISD (Institute for Strategic Dialogue), educational charity the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation, and filmmakers Duckrabbit.

Local Partnerships

Extreme Dialogue in Europe is supported by partners West London Initiative in the UK, Cultures Interactive in Germany and Political Capital in Hungary.

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