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Funding of research and projects on radicalisation

The European Commission provides financial support to projects and initiatives to better understand and counter the process of radicalisation, which leads to violent extremism and terrorism. Funded research and projects explore influencing factors causing radicalisation, extremist ideologies and recruitment mechanisms, while also developing good practices and concrete guidance and tools.

The Commission set out its prevent policy in two Communications, which also identify concrete actions on EU funding:

Preventing radicalisation in the Counter-Terrorism Agenda

The Commission renewed its approach on preventing radicalisation in the Counter-Terrorism Agenda issued in December 2020. It emphasises the importance of instruments and policies that can tackle the root causes of radicalisation, while strengthening resilience, fostering social inclusion, enhancing mutual understanding and tolerance, tackling inequalities, and preventing marginalisation and stigmatisation of groups or communities.

The Agenda sets forth support to local communities to:

  • strengthen their resilience
  • facilitate disengagement and reintegration, especially of foreign terrorist fighters and their family members
  • address radicalisation in prisons

Some policies target as many social groups as possible by building awareness of the general risks of radicalisation among the target groups addressed. Other policies are dedicated to individuals who are at risk of radicalising themselves or who already committed offences punishable under criminal law.

Finally, building on research, the Commission will develop guidance for EU countries and other stakeholders regarding lone actors, including risk assessments and possible responses to this phenomenon.

Funding opportunities

Funding opportunities (EU grants and procurements) for research and projects on preventing radicalisation are regularly published on the Commission Funding Tender Opportunities Portal.

The portal includes publication of calls as well as projects results. It is possible to search for funding opportunities related to radicalisation through the keyword search function.

The table below presents other funding opportunities for the actions supported before 2021, or through shared management which are not accessible in the Funding & tender portal mentioned above.

In addition, the financial transparency system provides information on all the EU domains of actions.

Funds supporting the implementation of the 2020 Counter-terrorism Agenda on supporting the prevention of radicalisation leading to violent extremism

Funding instrumentInformation on calls and support actions and how to access fundingSearch for projects and overviewsFlagship initiativesIllustrative examples
Internal Security Fund (2021-2027)

Shared management:
National competent authorities

Asylum Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) 2021-2027

Shared management:
National competent authorities

Internal Security Fund-Police (2014-2020)

Direct management:
Calls for proposals
Calls for tenders

Shared management:
National competent authorities

List of projects awarded based on calls for proposals

As from 2016, also published in the “Projects & results” page of the Funding & tender opportunities portal

Radicalisation Awareness Network

Civil Society Empowerment Programme

Illustration of projects financed under shared management

Factsheets on projects financed  under direct management

The Justice Programme

Calls for proposals
Funding and Tenders Portal - JUST


Confederation of European Probation

European Judicial Network


Database and Assessment of Risks of Violent Extremists: DARE project


ERASMUS+Calls for tenders and proposalsProjects

Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange

Toolkit for Youth Workers

#BeInclusive EU Sport Award

Radicalization Prevention in Prisons

United we stand against radicalization

CHRISCountering Human RADICALISATION In School

Mladinska izmenjava

European Social Fund (ESF)How to participateProjectsYouth Employment Initiative

Young East Project

EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI)Calls for proposalsProjects 

New Eurodiaconia study on the Prevention of Violent Extremism out now

EU Convince

The Cohesion FundFundingsProjects Vienna is helping refugees to integrate
Horizon 2020Horizon 2020 Framework ProgrammeProjects 


Dialogue about Radicalisation and Equality (DARE)


Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) (2014-2020)How it worksProjects  
European Regional Development FundDG REGIO Grants and ProcurementsProjects

Urban Innovative Action

URBACT III programme

Europe creativeHow it works   
Rights Equality and Citizenship ProgrammeHow it works   
The Connecting Europe FacilityHow it works   


Funds supporting the implementation of the 2014 and 2016 European Commission’s Communication on supporting the prevention of radicalisation leading to violent extremism: external action

Funding instrumentInformation on calls and support actions and how to access fundingSearch for projects and overviewsFlagship initiativesIllustrative examples

Instrument Contributing to Stability and Peace





Bridging Syria's divides

Strengthening the Capacities of Sunni Institutions to Enhance Stability and Religious Tolerance

Strengthening Resilience in MENA

Réinsertion socio-professionnelle des jeunes sortant de prison en risque de radicalisation

European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI)Grants and tenders 2015 Review of the ENP, Priority 2 – the Security Dimension, item 2Pilot Project on Countering Radicalization and Violent Extremism in the Sahel-Maghreb region
The EU Emergency Trust Fund for AfricaHow it worksExplore our projects 

Repenser la gouvernance pour prévenir la radicalisation violente : retour sur les dialogues entre jeunes et institution du G5 sur la thématique

Moderniser l’enseignement bilingue franco-arabe au Burkina Faso pour mieux lutter contre la radicalisation
Development Cooperation InstrumentHow it works   
Common Foreign and Security PolicyGeneral information on grants in developing countriesCivil and military missions