Drudel 11 x Decoding Antisemitism

The association Drudel 11 was founded in Jena (Thuringia) in 1993 and is a recognised youth welfare organisation. The focus of all the association’s projects is on showing young people new perspectives, as well as encouraging and accompanying them in discovering their strengths. Currently, around 40 staff members implement resource and solution-oriented approaches to prevention work and the development of young people’s self-competence. They range from local services, such as street social work and a youth education centre, to a Thuringia-wide exit counselling service, to nationally accessible digital training for violence prevention and integration.

As joint partners, Drudel 11 and Decoding Antisemitism are going to carry out the project “deras_on: Deradicalization Antisemitism Online” funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The project aims to develop science-based online services for deradicalisation and democracy promotion with a focus on antisemitism. To this end, it will focus in particular on developing a deeper understanding of the dynamics on interactive websites. Within the framework of the cooperation, Drudel 11 e.V. is mainly responsible for the development of an adequate online approach and corresponding online work. The aim is to establish personal contact with the target group – the users of antisemitic codes and develop evidence-based recommendations for action by testing practical intervention options. Decoding Antisemitism conducts appropriate research and will provide Drudel 11 with catalogues of current linguistic, semiotic and argumentative patterns of antisemitic prejudice, with the future aim of also developing an AI module for detecting hate speech in online interactions.