- Publication date
- 9 January 2023
- Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs
The Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN) practitioners attended their first in person plenary after 2 years of virtual meetings due to COVID-19. As with previous plenaries, this RAN Practitioners Plenary connected and empowered first-line practitioners across the European Union (EU) and beyond. Participants were eager to meet in person to reflect on the past 2 years and look ahead to future work in the fast paced preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) landscape.
RAN Practitioners discussed the changing field of P/CVE in various contexts: the fragmentation of ideologies; the rise of new (extremist) movements alongside old ones; hostilities against (local) authorities; the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine; and the spread of conspiracy narratives via social media.
At this year’s RAN Practitioners Plenary, participants also discussed current and future challenges for their work and the ever-growing demand for continued engagement and further development of the network. These changes also resonate in the suggested topics and issues for 2023 that were voiced during the plenary.
This conclusion paper covers the main outcomes of the plenary, describing the themes that participants highlighted as a priority for RAN Practitioners in 2023 and beyond.