In brief

About the Project

Prejudice against individual social groups, such as racism, homophobia, Islamophobia, or anti-Semitism, is widespread – even into the mainstream of society. Scientists speak of "group-focused enmity" (GFE) as well as "group-based rejection." In young people, new, youth-specific sides of rejection are being seen from fringe groups considered weak.

Youth scenes that can be clearly classified and described as extreme right-wing are increasingly being replaced by heterogeneous groups of young people with diffuse prejudicial attitudes.

Many people active in youth social work are helpless in the battle against this heterogeneity and the attitudes of group-based rejection. With the Rückgrat (backbone) project, we want to strengthen and train them for their daily work.

Contact person

Prof. Dr. Kurt Möller
Hochschule Esslingen
Tel+49 711 397-4588
e-mail to Prof. Dr. Kurt Möller

Contact at Robert Bosch Foundation

Melanie Dense
Senior Project Manager
Tel+49 711 46084-821
e-mail to Melanie Dense