THERE is growing concern among policy makers and practitioners alike about the potential security impact of the war in Ukraine on the EU and its Member States.
With the propagation of mis- and disinformation about the war, the large scale migration of refugees to neighbouring countries, the flow of ‘foreign volunteers’ to Ukraine to fight on both sides and a growing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, many experts believe it is giving new opportunities for extremists and terrorists to radicalise and recruit.
In this Spotlight, leading experts analysing the conflict and practitioners from the RAN network, share their insights about first-hand experiences of the war and its potential consequences for preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) across Europe.
This Spotlight includes content on community sentiments towards the war, emerging narratives around migration and refugees, evolving disinformation narratives and the foreign volunteer challenge.
While there are no RAN Practitioners activities solely focused on the Ukraine war, the topic will be addressed in a number of Working Group meetings, webinars and other activities in the coming months of 2022.
As an emerging topic, we welcome our readers to share any articles, papers, projects and programmes with us so that they might inform future activity.
As always, we want to hear from you! If you would like to contribute to future editions of Spotlight, or if you have ideas for an article, interview or feature, please get in touch with the RAN Practitioners communications team.