Hate crimes, growing intolerance, xenophobia, closed ideologies and communities, street violence by the extreme left and right – all are manifestations of polarisation, and are threats to Europe’s fundamental values.
Underlining their own regional problems with polarisation – and looking for a way to understand it – RAN practitioners from across Europe gathered in Amsterdam on 06 July 2017. They were in particular seeking actions – a way to do something, to manage the situation.
This large group of practitioners, reflecting the focuses of different working groups, worked on the draft Polarisation Management Manual. The text introduces Bart Brandsma’s model, which explains the mechanisms of polarisation, as well as chapters offering practical guidance for different sectors. Read more