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RAN Practitioners Update 98 | June 2022

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The recent shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo in the US, which left ten people dead, demonstrates the increasing danger posed by online radicalisation. The shooting follows similar style attacks from violent right wing extremists (VRWE), such as Pittsburgh, Christchurch and Halle. The shooting reinforces the need to continue to update our understanding of the digital ecosystem, the behaviour of young people online, the innovations in digital technology, and the exploitation of the internet by terrorists and violent extremists. In this issue of the RAN Practitioners Update, we revisit what we know about the digital environment. We also take a look at events closer to home – at how the war in Ukraine might be impacting the P/CVE environment – through the latest edition of the RAN Spotlight magazine.

Digital environment

e-Learning

Resource

RAN Practitioners is providing a new resource for practitioners. Understanding that practitioners are busy with their daily work and not always able to participate in Working Group meetings and events, RAN Practitioners has produced a series of e-Learning training modules which can be accessed online.

All e-Learning modules can be accessed on the website of the EU Academy for free here. Once registered you will be able to immediately start any available courses. After completing you will receive an automated certificate.

Radicalisation and polarisation

The first e-Leanring module is a training for teachers and school staff on managing radicalisation and polarisation in schools, ‘Gérer La Radicalisation Et La Polarisation à l'école’. An English version is soon to follow. The training deals with questions such as “What is normal behaviour for teenagers and what is potentially worrying?” and “How to identify polarisation?”. The training – which was developed by Karen Heremans and Michelle Hassen, both experienced education experts and former chairs of the RAN Education Working Group – points to case studies and tools that can be used in the classroom.

The training can be accessed here.

Ukraine

Upcoming events

RAN Practitioners Plenary

We are happy to announce that the dates for the RAN Practitioners Plenary have been confirmed:

  • The RAN Practitioners Plenary 2022 will be a lunch-to-lunch meeting on Thursday 13 October and Friday 14 October 2022.
  • The Plenary will be held offline in Brussels.
  • Please keep an eye on the RAN Website and or your inbox for further updates.

For more information on all planned meetings over the coming months of 2022 please go to the RAN Practitioners website.

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