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News announcement8 September 2023Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs

Registration now open: RAN Practitioners webinar on Ethical guidelines in P/CVE, 14 September 2023

This webinar will be held in English and will take place via WebEx Events.

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We are pleased to invite you to the RAN Practitioners webinar on ‘Ethical guidelines in P/CVE’ that will take place on 14 September 2023 from 14.00 to 15:30 (CEST).

Aim and background

In general, ethical questions can be found on multiple levels such as the structural, political, professional and personal level. In particular, the practice of P/CVE has always imposed continuous ethical questions for the practitioners doing the frontline work, varying from opposing professional and personal interests to questions regarding the practicality of P/CVE political policies. These questions or dilemmas can be approached in three different ways according to ethics research, such as the consequentialist, deontological, and virtue-ethical approach. An act can be considered morally ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ based on its consequences (consequentialism), intrinsically ‘right’ or ‘wrong,’ or ‘right’ (deontology) or ‘wrong’ based on one’s individual virtues (virtue ethics).   

However, in the specific context of P/CVE we are dealing with an inherent fluid field of practice consisting of a lot of unknowns combined with a real or perceived element of risk involved. Hence, there is no standardised ‘how-to’ manual for ethical guidelines in P/CVE. Institutions and practitioners might have developed their own guidelines and protocols according to various variables, such as local context, level of extremism, different kinds of violent acts, political and communal buy-in, capacity of cases and resources, etc. In other words, before ethical guidelines can be formed, one first needs to determine the context P/CVE work is being done in, in which, consequently, ethical questions arise.

This webinar is a continuation of a RAN online small-scale experts’ meeting on ethical guidelines in P/CVE that took place on 27 June 2023. In this meeting, various practitioners shared their experience with ethical dilemmas and decision making, which can be found in this conclusion paper.

Building on the insights from the RAN online small-scale meeting on ethical guidelines in P/CVE, this webinar will focus on the question of what ethical guidelines in the field of P/CVE are and explore different points of view derived out of personal experience of first-line practitioners.

The target audience of this webinar are P/CVE first-line practitioners as well as institutions and agencies management members, who work with primary, secondary and tertiary prevention. 



  • If you would like to attend this webinar, please join via this link.
  • We recommend joining a few minutes before 14:00.

If you have any questions related to this webinar, please feel free to reach out to Vincent Vaseur or Niv Zonis.



Publication date
8 September 2023
Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs