- Publication date
- 18 February 2021
- Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs
After 9 years of RAN, and with a network of over 6 000 first-line practitioners and 9 Working Groups, this year’s first ever online RAN Plenary was highly influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic caused the RAN constituency to meet in a digital way and it also affected the topics that were discussed.
Due to the pandemic, the root causes for radicalisation are growing and the landscape of extremism is rapidly changing. This also resonates in the topics and issues for 2021 mentioned during the Plenary.
This discussion paper covers the main outcomes that were discussed during the RAN Plenary. It describes what themes will require the attention of RAN participants in 2021 and beyond.
In addition, this paper reflects outcomes from the discussion on what working formats and ways of dissemination could be applied by RAN – especially due to the fact that currently most of the work is done online.