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RAN Webinar on ‘Lone actors: difficult to detect, but not impossible. Cooperation between police and mental health’

This webinar will take place on 20 October from 15.30 – 16.30 CET

(This webinar is strictly for police and law enforcement)

For the RAN webinar on ‘Police and mental health preventing lone actors’ we are currently looking for participants. Specific experience on the topic is not required: any police officer who is interested in the webinar may attend. Note that this meeting is exclusively for police and law enforcement officers. A small number of mental health practitioners will be invited with personal invitations.

Attacks carried out by lone actors constitute a serious extremist and terrorist threat. Early detection and mitigating a worrying potential path to violence is crucial. A quintessential strategy is in raising awareness and building trustful cooperation with the mental health sector. This is done in several Member States. An interesting example is the Counter Terrorism Vulnerability Support Hubs (UK). A successful cooperation between police and mental health. After a pilot phase, it was upscaled to a national support centre with three hubs, combining safeguarding and risk management results in benefits for both mental health and police.

Outline of the meeting:

  • Welcome, rules and context
  • Introduction to the topic by Luc van der Taelen (RAN POL working group leader).
  • Dialogue / structured interview by Marzena Kordaczuk-Was (RAN POL working group leader) with Isabel Tims and Luc Taperell from the CTVSH.
  • Q&A and discussion

Interested in attending?

Registration is required to join this event. Please register for the webinar. Use this link. Click on “Register” as shown below.


Shortly afterwards, you will receive a registration link in your email by WebEx which will lead you to the webinar environment.

The webinar will be in English and will be held on WebEx.