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Right-wing Extremism Unit

In the spring of 2005, the Right-Wing Extremism Center was launched as a sub-project of the association Miteinander. Since then, the AREX staff have been important contacts for those seeking information on the subject of right-wing extremism in Saxony-Anhalt.

The Center for Right-Wing Extremism plays an advisory role in the structure of the "Advisory Network against Right-Wing Extremism" (BNW) in Saxony-Anhalt, which has been operating since mid-2007. It works closely with the other parts of the BNW (MBT Anhalt, RBT North, Central and South, Mobile Victim Counseling) as well as with the State Democracy Center (State Coordination Office).

Content tasks

The focus of its work is on analyzing developments in the right-wing extremist scene in Saxony-Anhalt and placing them in supraregional contexts. AREX collects the necessary information and prepares it for use by the advisory teams, the public and other interested parties.

These analyses, handouts and concepts form the basis for the development and discussion of sustainable counter-strategies and thus for on-site consulting activities and intervention. In this context, the continuous review of scientific work on the subject area, as well as various right-wing extremist publications and their evaluation, is the basis for well-founded analyses and training content.

Summary of the tasks of the Working Group on Right-Wing Extremism

  • Analysis of right-wing structures and activities in Saxony-Anhalt and their classification in a supra-regional and nationwide context
  • Supporting the regional consulting teams with background information on supra-regional structures and developments
  • Development of sustainable concepts and action strategies against right-wing extremism in the respective fields of activity of the addressees
  • Further development of consulting and action concepts against right-wing extremism in terms of content and methodology
  • Contact to and contact person for civil society projects and initiatives from other federal states
  • Preparation of (specialist) information on right-wing extremism as input for various actors and media
  • Expansion of a press archive on right-wing extremism in Saxony-Anhalt
  • Archiving of right-wing publications, sound recordings and other media
  • Preparation of information and its publication
  • Public relations in supra-regional contexts
  • Participation and lecturing at supra-regional events, conferences, seminars
  • Supra-regional talks with representatives of the police and judiciary and other institutions

The project is funded by the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth as part of the federal program "Democracy Live!" and by the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Health and Equality of Saxony-Anhalt as part of the state program for democracy, diversity and cosmopolitanism.

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