Previous Events

10 Dec 2018 | Lewisham, UK

Be Internet Citizens Workshop

ISD’s experienced facilitators will travel to secondary schools across the UK to teach 13 to 15-year-olds about media literacy, critical thinking and digital citizenship, encouraging young people to be positive voices online while increasing their resilience to hate and extremism

7 Dec 2018 | South West Norfolk, UK

Be Internet Citizens Workshop

ISD’s experienced facilitators will travel to secondary schools across the UK to teach 13 to 15-year-olds about media literacy, critical thinking and digital citizenship, encouraging young people to be positive voices online while increasing their resilience to hate and extremism

3 Dec 2018 | Berlin, Germany

Anti-Feminism and the Manosphere

OCCI brought together civil society organisations, feminist activists, creatives and policy-makers to discuss how anti-feminist trends can be counteracted and how people affected by online harassment and verbal discrimination can be supported.

30 Nov 2018 | Dewsbury, UK

Be Internet Citizens Workshop

ISD’s experienced facilitators travelled to Dewsbury to teach 13 to 15-year-olds about media literacy, critical thinking and digital citizenship, encouraging young people to be positive voices online while increasing their resilience to hate and extremism

28 Nov 2018 | Paris, France

Disinformation and Electoral Integrity: Perspectives for 2019

This OCCI round table will take place at Facebook’s French offices in Paris and will examine disinformation, electoral integrity and risks of electoral interference in election processes, particularly ahead of the European Parliament elections in May 2019

23 Nov 2018 | Chesterfield, UK

Be Internet Citizens School Workshop

ISD’s experienced facilitators travelled to secondary schools across the UK to teach 13 to 15-year-olds about media literacy, critical thinking and digital citizenship, encouraging young people to be positive voices online while increasing their resilience to hate and extremism

19 Nov 2018 - 21 Nov 2018 | Mombasa, Kenya

Young Cities

ISD’s Youth Civil Activism Network and Strong Cities Network hosted a three-day training and empowerment event for young activists in Mombasa.

14 Nov 2018 - 15 Nov 2018 | Budva, Montenegro

IRI Western Balkans Forum

ISD brought regional SCN members and mayors from across Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia for a 2-day regional forum in Budva, Montenegro

13 Nov 2018 | Millbank Tower, London

OCCI Conference at Facebook Community Boost

This event focused on building and engaging with communities online, with topics including online campaigning best practices, evaluating the impact of counterspeech campaigns, and how to best leverage tools available on Facebook.

29 Oct 2018 - 30 Oct 2018 | Birmingham, UK

Building Strong Cities Conference

This two-day conference facilitated national and international knowledge-sharing on building strong cities with a specific focus on community cohesion, preventing and countering violent crime, and radicalisation.

23 Oct 2018 | Berlin, Germany

Monitoring Extremism Online – Deep Dive Session

The monitoring of right-wing extremist activities and networks online is an important building block to combat hate speech. For this event, we brought together monitoring experts to discuss and compare their research results.

19 Oct 2018 | Norfolk, UK

Be Internet Citizens School Workshop

This school workshop provided students with essential skills to navigate social media, know how to respond to hate speech, and to use online tools responsibly.

16 Oct 2018 | London, UK

Be Internet Citizens London Training Workshop

150 youth and education practitioners received training in the Be Internet Citizens (BIC) educational resources, so that they could deliver the BIC lesson & session plans to young people independently. Including keynote speeches, panel debate, and networking opportunities.

4 Oct 2018 - 5 Oct 2018 | Berlin, Germany

Workshop to Wipe Out Disinformation on Social Media

ISD's Online Civil Courage Initiative (OCCI) and Youth Civil Activism Network (YouthCAN) hosted a two-day workshop dedicated to crafting new solutions to counter misinformation in Europe.

2 Oct 2018 | Washington, DC

Atlantic Council StratCom Conference

ISD's Head of Outreach and Networks, Zahed Amanullah presented at this event which brought together key stakeholders, researchers, government officials, and civil society to discuss global best practices on tackling the growing threat of disinformation campaigns in elections.

27 Sep 2018 | St Luke’s Church Centre, Birmingham, UK

Be Internet Citizens Teacher Training

BIC’s teacher training workshop allowed teachers to better support young people in their communities with essential skills to navigate social media, know how to respond to hate speech, and to use online tools responsibly.

27 Sep 2018 | New York City, New York

Rethinking Resilience and Youth Engagement

ISD, British Council USA, and Georgia State University discussed the role and work of civil society institutions across the US, UK, Europe and MENA in addressing issues of violence and violent extremism.

25 Sep 2018 | Berlin, Germany

Report Launch: Hate Speech and Radicalisation in the Network

The launch of the 'Hate Speech and Radicalisation in the Network' report in Berlin included an engaging discussion, moderated by ISD's Julia Ebner with state secretary Gerd Billen, Marie-Teresa Weber, Public Policy Manager, Facebook, and Matthias Quent, Director of the Institute for Democracy and Civil Society.

14 Jul 2018 | Manchester, UK

Be Internet Citizens Teacher Training

BIC’s teacher training workshop will allow teachers to better support young people in their communities with essential skills to navigate social media, know how to respond to hate speech, and to use online tools responsibly.

13 Jul 2018 | Bradford, UK

Be Internet Citizens School Workshop

BIC’s school workshop will provide students with essential skills to navigate social media, know how to respond to hate speech, and to use online tools responsibly.

12 Jul 2018 | Weymouth, UK

Dorset Prevent Conference

At this conference, ISD was able to talk about how our Education programmes help young people to talk safely and confidently about extremism with their teachers.

10 Jul 2018 - 12 Jul 2018 | Melbourne, Australia

Strong Cities Network Global Summit 2018

The third annual SCN Global Summit, hosted in Melbourne, provided a unique forum for policy makers, practitioners, academia and other specialists to connect and develop region-specific, best-practice approaches to countering and preventing violent extremism.

6 Jul 2018 | Cardiff, Wales

Be Internet Citizens: Community Training Workshop

BIC’s ‘Creators for Change’ workshop will equip attendees to support young people in their communities with essential skills to navigate social media, know how to respond to hate speech, and to use online tools responsibly.

6 Jul 2018 | Cardiff, Wales

Be Internet Citizens Teacher Training

BIC’s teacher training workshop will allow teachers to better support young people in their communities with essential skills to navigate social media, know how to respond to hate speech, and to use online tools responsibly.

30 Jun 2018

Be Internet Citizens Teacher Training

BIC’s teacher training workshop will allow teachers to better support young people in their communities with essential skills to navigate social media, know how to respond to hate speech, and to use online tools responsibly.

28 Jun 2018 | Berlin, Germany

OCCI Berlin workshop

This workshop is in collaboration with German NGOs about the role conspiracy theories play in online subcultures.

27 Jun 2018 | Newcastle, UK

Be Internet Citizens Teacher Training

BIC’s teacher training workshop will allow teachers to better support young people in their communities with essential skills to navigate social media, know how to respond to hate speech, and to use online tools responsibly.

27 Jun 2018 | Dublin, Ireland

OCCI Mini-Hackathon

The hackathon aims to produce a multi-partnered, Pan-European, decentralized civil society-led campaign that promotes a positive and unified message on World Humanitarian Day (August 19th), with support from participating technology companies.

22 Jun 2018 | Louth and Horncastle, UK

Be Internet Citizens School Workshop

BIC’s school workshop will provide students with essential skills to navigate social media, know how to respond to hate speech, and to use online tools responsibly.

19 May 2018 | Cranford Community College, London, UK

Be Internet Citizens Teacher Training

BIC’s teacher training workshop will allow teachers to better support young people in their communities with essential skills to navigate social media, know how to respond to hate speech, and to use online tools responsibly.

12 May 2018 - 14 May 2018 | Raouché Arjaan by Rotana, Beirut, Lebanon

YouthCAN/SCN Workshop

This three-day workshop brought together Strong Cities Prevention Network members with youth between the ages of 18 and 24 from three cities across Lebanon: Tripoli, Saida and Majdal Anjar.

5 May 2018 | Cranford Community College, London, UK

Extreme Dialogue Sixth Former Training

Our expert facilitators trained Sixth Formers on how best to use our films and supporting educational resources to start challenging but necessary conversations with young people about extremism.

11 May 2016 - 12 May 2016 | Antalya, Turkey

Strong Cities Network Global Summit 2016

The SCN Global Summit brought together more than 200 delegates representing 62 cities and 39 countries to share knowledge and experiences around best practice in countering violent extremism at the local level.

11 Feb 2016 - 13 Feb 2016

YouthCAN Innovation Lab

ISD, in partnership with the Commonwealth Secretariat, hosted the first Commonwealth YouthCAN innovation lab in Kigali, Rwanda, from February 11-13th, bringing together over 35 changemakers from around the region.