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Study Visit to Finland

Report by Fabian Wichmann. The RAN Practitioner Exchange Programme, which took place among others in Germany (EXIT-Germany) and Finland (Kare Ry & Exit Finland), was a resounding success in supporting and targeting practitioners at an individual professional level. This pioneering programme was a new deliverable for RAN and it provided practitioners with the unparalleled opportunity […] Mehr lesen

Study Visit at EXIT-Germany

Report by Dr. Virginie Andre. The RAN Practitioner Exchange Programme, which took place among others in Germany (EXIT-Germany) and Finland (Kare Ry & Exit Finland), was a resounding success in supporting and targeting practitioners at an individual professional level. This pioneering programme was a new deliverable for RAN and it provided practitioners with the unparalleled […] Mehr lesen

Anti-government sentiment – A critical reflection

By Fabian Wichmann. The right to disagree with your government, to organise and protest on this basis is a core human freedom and value. Europeans are free to call for the replacement of their governments and to radically re-imagine their governing institutions, up to and including calling for the disestablishment of their state or the […] Mehr lesen

Digital frontrunners: Key challenges and recommendations for online P/CVE work

By Radicalisation Awareness Network (C&N). Key outcomes Working online has become increasingly important across almost all fields of work, especially since the outbreak of the COVID pandemic in 2020 when working from home became mandatory for many people. This is also true for work in preventing and countering of violent extremism (P/CVE), since radicalisation processes […] Mehr lesen

Podcast: Coping with Dystopia – Coping with Right-Wing Extremism

By Coping with Dystopia. Feeling overwhelmed by the state of the world? Does it seem like society is fraying at the edges? Our podcast, Coping with Dystopia, is here to help! We speak with people who have experienced it all and come out the other side. These are thoughtful, real-world talks that offer practical and […] Mehr lesen

The role and function of conspiracy narratives in right-wing extremism

By Fabian Wichmann. With the strengthening of social polarisation and social crises, conspiracy narratives or conspiracy ideologies are also experiencing a boost. Various studies have shown that people who believe in conspiracy narratives do not only believe in one of these narratives, but are receptive to many more diverse narratives. This is one explanation for […] Mehr lesen

Returning to Extremism

An Overview on Terrorist Reoffending and Current Challenges By Susanna Z. Papp and Robert Örell.  Due to recent tragic terrorist attacks in Europe, the question of terrorist recidivism has come to the centre of attention in public and policy discourses. Although the data show low recidivism rates in European countries, the impact of successful re-offenses […] Mehr lesen

Atomwaffen Division Financing

Backgrounder and counter-terrorist financing options By Jessica Davis. In this post, I explore the financing mechanisms used by Atomwaffen Division and the new iteration of the group, National Socialist Order. Both AWD and NSO, as well as James Mason, one of the ideological leaders of AWD, are all listed terrorist entities in Canada. Like many ideologically-motivated violent […] Mehr lesen

Incels: A Guide to Symbols and Terminology

By Moonshotteam. Online incel communities represent a risk to both health and public safety. The men involved in the incel ecosystem are angry, isolated, depressed, and often suicidal. The Toronto van attack in 2018 and the more recent attack in February 2020 have put their capacity for real-world harm beyond doubt. It is also clear […] Mehr lesen

Combating Violent Extremism: Insights from Former Right-Wing Extremists

By Ryan Scrivens, Vivek Venkatesh, Maxime Bérubé and Tiana Gaudette. How do former right-wing extremists think violent extremism should be combated? In a recent study, Ryan Scrivens, Vivek Venkatesh, Maxime Bérubé, and Tiana Gaudette found that formers believed preventing and countering violent extremism requires a multi-dimensional response, largely consisting of support from parents and families, teachers and educators, law […] Mehr lesen