The central goal of this project is to support educators in adult education in dealing with conspiracy theories and extremist attitudes.

In this project, on the one hand, the needs of adult education institutions in dealing with conspiracy theories shall be examined and instruments for continuous monitoring should be provided, and on the other hand, a concept will be developed enabling the educators to deal with the theories that are relevant in their context.

Particular emphasis is placed on European co-operation in the development to ensure an application of outputs in all EU countries. The immediate target group of the project are educators of adult education.
The educators should be trained both in the detection of conspiracy theories, and thus the critical questioning of their fields of vision, as well as in the discursive dealing with them. The indirect target group are students in adult education courses.


Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz University Hanover Hanover, Germany
Volkshochschule Hannover Hanover, Germany
Demokratiezentrum Wien Vienna, Austria
Folkuniversitetet Stiftelsen Vid Lunds Universitet Lund, Sweden
Ethnotolerance Sofia, Bulgaria


September 2019 – February 2022