The Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN) is set up by the European Commission as an EU-wide umbrella network of practitioners engaged to prevent and counter radicalisation to violent extremism. RAN is a network of frontline or grassroots practitioners from around Europe who work daily with people who have already been radicalised, or who are vulnerable to radicalisation. In RAN Working Groups, frontline practitioners may share their extensive knowledge and first-hand experience with one another, and peer review each other’s practices.
The European Policy Center (EPC) and the European Foundation for Democracy are hosting a series of joint policy briefings in collaboration with the Counter Extremism Project and the Italian Institute for International Political Studies. These policy dialogues focus on the issue of radicalisation in Europe and will be followed by the publication of a book on the challenges of Jihadist radicalisation and Europe’s response.
EPC is a leading independent, non-profit think tank based in Brussels that aims at fostering European integration through analysis and debate, and providing a platform for engaging partners, stakeholders and citizens in EU policy-making.
The Timbuktu Institute is a Dakar-based think tank dedicated to upholding the values of peace and freedom of thought with the aim of enhancing cultural resources in West Africa. EFD Senior Fellow Bakary Sambe is the Director of the Institute and founder of its Observatoire des Radicalismes et Conflits Religieux en Afrique (ORCRA), through which the Institute provides expert advice to international, government and regional organisations.
The Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI) is a non-profit think tank based in Milan and specialised in international affairs. ISPI and the European Foundation for Democracy have collaborated in the organisation of events and in the publication of reports on jihadist radicalisation (Home-grown jihadism in Italy, Jihadist Hotbeds).
The Swiss Institute of Violence Assessment is a platform for objective dialogue on the topic of violence, including youth violence, extremism and radicalisation. It promotes networking and encourages interdisciplinary collaboration. Stakeholders and clients are government agencies (federal offices, cantons, local authorities, schools, police, etc.), businesses and professionals (such as in educational institutions and youth-work settings). The SIFG is an independent charitable organisation based in Switzerland that operates on a not-for-profit basis.
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP) is a non-profit global organisation headquartered in Washington, D.C. and dedicated to fostering the new generation of foreign policy leaders. YPFP and the European Foundation for Democracy have collaborated on a number of events on topics such as the Syrian crisis and online radicalisation.
The International Press Institute is a global network of editors, journalists and media executives who share a common dedication to quality, independent journalism. Together, they promote the conditions that allow journalism to fulfill its public function, the most important of which is the media’s ability to operate free from interference and without fear of retaliation. Their mission is to defend media freedom and the free flow of news wherever they are threatened.
IPI is an association of media professionals representing leading digital, print and broadcast news outlets in more than 120 countries. IPI members work cooperatively to shape debate on policies affecting the media and to push back against those seeking to restrict the free flow of news and information in order to protect political, economic or other interests.
The Center for Advanced Studies FIT is a non-profit organization based in Pristina, Republic of Kosovo. The mission of the organization is to improve the position of youth, students, teachers, and parents through research, advocacy, education, and awareness raising. Our experience includes work on promotion of safe and responsible use of internet, anti-corruption, and countering violent extremism.
EUROPEAN EYE ON RADICALIZATION (EER) brings public attention to the role that radicalization and extremism play in Europe. Teams of European well-known scholars work together to enhance knowledge and understanding of radicalization processes and dynamics, delivering quality research and insights for European experts as well as the general public. The EER teams strongly believe that any form of discrimination against any religion, nationality, race, language and gender, exacerbates violence and radicalization.