As previously announced, the RADEX consortium has produced a comprehensive report of the research phase of the project. This included the findings on youth violent radicalisation from 5 countries the UK, Belgium, France, Greece and Cyprus.
What is it about? Our research considered both online and offline youth radicalisation patterns, comprising literature reviews, interviews, focus groups, discourse analysis and online research on social media, apps and chatrooms. Therefore, the report contributes as a summary of general trends of research studies, but also as an in-depth analysis of social network research.
Why should you read it? the comprehensive report provides us with hints on how, when and where young people become objects of radicalisation. At the same time, it identifies strengths and positive skills that young people can use in their benefit to build a stronger fence against radicalisation. The research includes a specific focus on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the radicalisation processes.
Why do we need it? More than a simple state of the art of youth violent radicalisation in the 5 target countries, it will serve as a basis of the main project output: an e-course about positive skills youth can develop to prevent radicalisation, directed to youth workers and educators.
Is there a shorter version? Look no further, the RADEX consortium also produced an executive summary in 5 different languages, you can find them here: