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Expert opinion

RAN Plenary, online meeting, 13 October 2021


Publication date
2 December 2021
Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs


This year’s Plenary celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN). The conclusion of an entire decade connecting and empowering more than 6000 first-line practitioners across the EU is a cause for both reflection and foresight.

While much has been accomplished in the past 10 years, future challenges in the sphere of preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) loom large, and demand continued engagement and further development of the network.

The Covid-19 pandemic caused the RAN constituency to meet in a digital way again for the second time. It also influenced the selection of topics discussed. Due to the pandemic, for instance, the root causes for radicalisation grew and the landscape of extremism changed.

This evolving situation also resonates in the topics and issues for 2022 mentioned during the Plenary. This conclusion paper covers the main outcomes discussed during the RAN Plenary. It describes what themes will require the attention of RAN participants in 2022 and beyond.

RAN Plenary Cover


RAN Plenary
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