The RAN papers consolidate RAN’s expertise and knowledge on radicalisation and violent extremism into an accessible format, providing up-to-date information.
They introduce the latest research findings – collected by RAN– and include input from first-line practitioners. All are reviewed by relevant stakeholders within the RAN Editorial Board prior to publication.
RAN Publications (178)RSS
RAN Small-scale expert meeting – Exploring post-conflict reconciliation: an approach for communities, returning foreign terrorist fighters and their family members
The explorative workshop aimed to understand the potential of using post-conflict reconciliation approaches, methods and practices on returning foreign terrorist fighters (RFTFs) and their families.
Approaches to addressing antisemitism in European P/CVE, March 2023
The study aims at identifying gaps in existing initiatives, and discusses the part potentially played by a lack of diverse approaches in prevention levels or by the geographical or other type of disproportionate distribution of these programmes among EU Member States.
RAN C&N ‘What’s going on online? Dealing with potential use of deepfakes by extremists’, Helsinki 10-11 November 2022
On 10 and 11 November 2022, practitioners with experience in working online gathered with (tech) experts and researchers experienced in the topic of deepfakes and synthetic media to discuss these questions.
RAN in the Western Balkans National Small-Scale Meeting - Supporting families left behind, Sarajevo 17-18 October 2022
In order to exchange knowledge and experiences, strengthen competences and develop an understanding of what is required to address the needs and risks associated with future repatriations, a two-day expert workshop brought together social workers, psychologists, and local administrators...
RAN Webinar "Digital literacy for practitioners – inspiration from youth work", 14 December 2022
As the online world becomes an integrated part of everyday life, digital literacy is an essential skillset to navigate the continuous stream of information through traditional and alternative media. The past years have proven that many people are susceptible for radicalisation online.
RAN HEALTH - The ‘how’ and ‘why’ of hate crime and the implications for mental health practitioners, Berlin 05-06 December 2022
Mental health practitioners, police, local authorities and youth and social workers were invited to discuss the victims and perpetrators perspectives and to share ideas and experiences about possible interventions.
RAN FC&S meeting on How can P/CVE practitioners address the effects of perceived (institutional, social, interpersonal) discrimination?, Zagreb 22-23 November 2022
This paper outlines the highlights of this meeting and will delve into the challenges practitioners face when they work with individuals and communities that experience discrimination such as building trust, how to effectively support them, but also the effect it has on themselves as practitioners.
RAN CSEP Thematic Event – looking back and moving forward, Dublin 07-08 November 2022
This paper presents the main conclusions of 2 days of presentations and lively group discussions. The first day looked back with a presentation of the CSEP evaluation and an interactive session on the lessons learned.
RAN Y&E Artistic methods in prevention work, Stockholm 22-23 November 2022
On 22 and 23 November 2022 the RAN Y&E Working Group organised a meeting in Stockholm and convened frontline practitioners from all around Europe to share their experiences, insights and challenges regarding their arts-related activities in youth work and education.
RAN in the Western Balkans – Preventing and countering VRWE in the Western Balkans, Skopje 28-29 June 2022
In recent years, attention in the realm of P/CVE activities in the Western Balkans (WBs) focused almost exclusively on Islamist Extremism (IE). The number of citizens from the region who travelled to Syria and Iraq and, more recently, the foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs)...
RAN POL Police role and contribution in the holistic, multi-agency case diagnosis of at-risk individuals, groups and neighbourhoods, Rome 31 October and 1 November 2022
This paper presents the main conclusions of 2 days of presentations and lively group discussions. Since this was not the first time RAN POL had a meeting on multi-agency holistic cooperation for case diagnosis...
RAN Practitioners Plenary 2022: Reflection and looking ahead, Brussels 13-14 October 2022
This conclusion paper covers the main outcomes of the plenary, describing the themes
that participants highlighted as a priority for RAN Practitioners in 2023 and beyond.
RAN cross-cutting event, The Online Dimension of Extremism and Improving Online P/CVE Efforts, Berlin 27 September 2022
This paper presents the input of and discussions between participants at the meeting, including inspiring practices and lessons learned from the different stakeholder groups’ respective experiences...
RAN LOCAL Pulse Taking: What Are Local Effects of Recent Developments on P/CVE? Helsinki 15-16 November 2022
This paper presents the main conclusions of 2 days of presentations and lively group discussions. On day 1, participants discussed the new developments and political conflicts that might escalate and radicalise into violent extremism and terrorism.
RAN small-scale expert session: Conspiracy narratives: developing a tool to support families, Madrid 14 June 2022
This meeting sought to collect the information required for the groundwork for a support tool specifically catering to the needs of families in this situation, i.e. with a relative who believes conspiracy narratives.
RAN Thematic event: Current challenges and solutions related to working with youth on P/CVE, Vienna 22 September 2022
On 22 September 2022, youth professionals from all over the EU gathered in Vienna to discuss the current challenges and solutions related to working with youth on P/CVE. The focus of this meeting was youth and young adults between the age of 12-18 and professionals working with this target...
RAN FC&S Preventing Polarisation on a Local Level: Bringing Communities Together, Stockholm 04-05 October 2022
This paper outlines the highlights of this meeting, the current developments related to polarisation that practitioners identify within their context at the moment, the challenges practitioners face when it comes to setting up, coordinating and facilitating community dialogue, and recommendations
Manual for Responses to returning foreign terrorist fighters and their families 2nd Edition, 2022
This manual outlines responses to FTFs and their families, returning or planning to return to their home countries within the EU, from terrorist conflict zones such as Syria and Iraq. When the term “returnees” is used in this manual, it refers to FTFs and their families (women and children).
RAN POL The challenges of anti-authorities extremism for police, Copenhagen 23-24 June 2022
This paper presents the main conclusions of two days of presentations and lively group discussions. Since this was the first time RAN POL had a meeting on the complex phenomenon of mass protest in combination with anti-authorities sentiments and extremists, a large portion of the first day...
RAN Small-scale expert meeting – The underlying iceberg of Islamist extremism, Berlin 03 May 2022
This paper summarises the main conclusions following the in-depth group discussions during the small-scale expert meeting. The highlights of the discussion provide preliminary answers to the ‘why’ and ‘how’ when addressing nonviolent Islamist extremism.