Effectiveness of counter-radicalisation policies: preliminary research findings and recommendations

ENAR is a partner of the “DARE - Dialogue about Radicalisation and Equality” research project that investigates how young people aged between 12 and 30 respond to messages and agents of radicalisation.

23 May 2018

This Policy Brief is based on the preliminary results of the analysis of existing security policies and interventions in radicalisation and counter-radicalisation at the EU, national and local levels. The findings draw on analysis of around 200 policy documents as well as on 25 interviews with experts from policy and practice in fields related to counter-radicalisation, anti-extremism and deradicalisation.

Researchers interviewed experts from Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Norway, Poland, the Russian Federation, the Netherlands, Tunisia, Turkey, Spain, the United Kingdom and Israel between January and March 2018. The selected experts provided their assessment of current dynamics of radicalisation processes in Europe and on the strategies to counteract them. The policy recommendations set out below reflect their views and assessments as practitioners.

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The Dialogue about Radicalisation and Equality project includes 15 partners in 13 countries - Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Malta, Norway, Poland, Russian Federation, The Netherlands, Tunisia, Turkey and the UK - and will run for four years. It is funded under the EU Horizon 2020 Framework Programme.

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