Peer to Peer: Challenging Extremism


Peer to Peer: Challenging Extremism (P2P) is a hands-on, experiential learning program for university students across the globe that is sponsored by Facebook and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and managed by EdVenture Partners.

Over 280 P2P programs have been held at universities in just under 60 countries thus far. Due to this overwhelming global interest with the P2P initiative, Facebook has called for its expansion. EdVenture Partners is currently accepting a select number of university participants for spring 2017. Spots are limited.

Overview
  • Student teams are challenged to develop a social or digital initiative, product or tool to counter hate speech and extremism among their peers, community or country.
  • Each team receives $2,000 (USD equivalent) operational budget, plus $400 in Facebook ad credits, to implement their P2P campaigns over the academic term.
  • Student teams submit a comprehensive overview of their campaign results and effectiveness to compete for top honors and scholarship awards.
Competition Element

The top six teams:
  • Receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC (up to five students and a faculty/educator from each team).
  • Present to Facebook, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and senior level officials, to compete in the Facebook Global Digital Challenge. 
  • Compete for scholarship awards ranging from $5,000 to $1,000.
Timeline
  • The spring 2017 program launches in January 2017.
  • Competition element will be held in Washington, DC, in July 2017.
  • Upon successful completion of the P2P program, a $500 USD donation is made to participating faculty/educators
*Timeline is subject to change

Eligibility
  • Both undergraduate and masters level university students are eligible.
  • Program may be incorporated into a variety of courses including, but not limited to, marketing, international relations, political science, human rights, conflict and terrorism studies, communications, media studies, advertising or even a special topics course; program may also be hosted by an academic organization.
  • Spots are limited. Request a program here today if you are interested in registering a team.
Find out more here, including a quick video about your role as an educator, plus downloadable brochure: http://edventurepartners.com/p2p-partner-resource-kit/
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