This manual outlines responses to FTFs and their families, returning or planning to return to their home countries within the EU, from terrorist conflict zones such as Syria and Iraq. When the term “returnees” is used in this manual, it refers to FTFs and their families (women and children).
This paper presents the main conclusions of two days of presentations and lively group discussions. Since this was the first time RAN POL had a meeting on the complex phenomenon of mass protest in combination with anti-authorities sentiments and extremists, a large portion of the first day...
This paper summarises the main conclusions following the in-depth group discussions during the small-scale expert meeting. The highlights of the discussion provide preliminary answers to the ‘why’ and ‘how’ when addressing nonviolent Islamist extremism.
RAN Practitioners Study Visit Cooperation between NGOs, non-security and security stakeholders in Germany, Nuremberg 30 June-01 July 2022
In the context of P/CVE, NGOs and other non-security stakeholders, can be – and are often already – active and trustworthy partners in terms of national and regional security.
EU Action Plan on the Western Balkans
RAN HEALTH Violent individuals with personalised ideologies and mental health issues, Rome 26-27 September 2022
This paper summarises the main conclusions following the discussion on this observed fragmentation of ideologies. It describes the phenomenon and its complexity, as well as the ensuing challenges that practitioners currently face.
Countering the misuse of gaming-related content & spaces: Inspiring practices and opportunities for cooperation with tech companies, November 2022
Video games, in-game communication features, gaming (-adjacent) platforms and other gaming-related content can support P/CVE efforts and contribute to more positive, healthy and safe experiences for players and users of all ages.
RAN HEALTH Personality disorders and mental illnesses with implications in preventing violent extremism, Helsinki 20-21 July 2022
Personality disorders and mental illnesses present amongst radicalised individuals bring additional challenges to prevention of violent extremism (PVE) efforts.
RAN PRISONS The role of multi-agency cooperation in dealing with female returnees in prison and protecting the rights of children with imprisoned parents, 5-6 April 2022
While the number of women returning or repatriated from terrorist organisations and conflict zones to the European Union (EU) has grown in recent years, the related prosecution and conviction rates are still low.
Dealing with returned women in the Western Balkans: challenges and opportunities from a practitioner’s perspective, August 2022
The paper focuses on the four case studies of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of North Macedonia and Kosovo* due to their relevance in the region when it comes to working with a significant number of cases of returned women, availability of different types of programmes...