The Youth Civil Activism Network (YouthCAN) is designed to upscale and optimize grassroots efforts to combat violent extremism of all forms. It connects a wide array of youth activists from around the world, including artists, tech entrepreneurs, civil society leaders, youth workers, filmmakers, cartoonists, students and innovators. The network was launched to enable an ongoing and international exchange of practices and know-how, and to foster collaboration and co-creation between its members. Through the network, young people’s needs and views will also be represented to policy makers.
YouthCAN is a global network. First launched to Europe at the Youth Against Violent Extremism conference in Oslo in June 2015, the network has since expanded with Commonwealth YouthCAN, launched in Malta on 26th November 2015. The network currently hosts 900 members from over 100 countries and YouthCAN is looking to expand its reach even further to ensure all young people are represented.