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RAN Policy Support

Members of RAN Policy Support

RAN Policy Support gathers members from both the public and private sector, think tanks, academia, and civil society organisations to provide policy-makers with the best available information and analysis on P/CVE and related topics.

To support these policy-makers, RAN Policy Support brings together a wide community of EU researchers as well as extra-EU research institutes and networks active in P/CVE. This large network enables the exchange of more information and complementary research findings, with the goal of effectively informing the policy-making process within the EU and beyond.

Main activities and areas of work

RAN Policy Support is committed to informing policy-makers with evidence-based data and analysis in priority areas defined by Member States, such as:

  • violent extremist ideologies (both online and offline)
  • polarisation in local communities
  • the management of foreign terrorist fighters and their families
  • radicalisation in prisons
  • rehabilitation of ex-offenders

This entails the following knowledge-generating and capacity-building activities:

  • ad-hoc papers and consolidated overviews
  • training programmes and study visits
  • workshops and thematic research events
  • strategic communication in critical P/CVE areas

RAN Policy Support manages a restricted collaborative platform for policymakers and researchers with details of the above described activities.  

Other resources, including an e-library and the EU research community on radicalisation, reinforce and foster interdisciplinary partnerships and exchanges among its members.

The EC Research e-Library on Radicalisation is a searchable online database of research on the topic of radicalisation and/or relevant to the prevention of radicalisation. It should work towards the two aims of strengthening researcher exchange and facilitating/increasing researcher-policymaker interactions.