Launch of the research phase

In order to draft the research which will represent the basis of the project, a methodological framework is under construction through the collaboration of all partners. This framework will allow the partners to examine online and offline violent radicalisation. The aim is for a young person to be able to identify when radicalisation and extremism occur online and offline, and differentiate between other situations.

The research phase for RADEX project started allowing the partners to formulate a set of indicators for violent radicalisation and vulnerability, to pinpoint signs that demonstrate that radicalisation is taking place (online and offline), including signals and markers that can raise a flag such as changes in the online and offline behaviour of young people
Two main data sources are used, a primary source focusing on data collection from interviews
with young people or convicted young people that have been subjects of radicalisation, their parents, security and police officials, Ministry officials. The secondary source utilises desk research to summarise already existing research and literature eon radicalisation, as well as analysing resources found in blogs, social media outlets, social networks. The collected data will provide knowledge on the online and offline signs of extremism and radicalisation.

All the partners are scouting the most relevant resources to establish a concrete base for the project. Each partner is now conducting their research separately, which will eventually be
combined into a comprehensive report including all data collected as well as providing
recommendations for the educational resources and materials that could be used in the
upcoming phase of the project.

We look forward to sharing our very first report and results on youth online and offline
radicalisation after the research phase is done in September 2021!

Project Launched

We are happy to launch RADEX, a project to mobilise against extremism in young people.

Europe is faced with increased phenomena of violent radicalisation, extremism and nationalism. Despite efforts by the European Commission and many European research projects, there is still a need to provide dedicated support to young people who are at risk of being groomed into violent radicalised acts and speech.

The RADEX project results are aimed at youth workers, youth, youth organisations, social workers and other professionals working with youth at risk of being groomed into adopting radical or extremist behaviours. 

How can we help you? The RADEX project involves 6 different organisations with diverse expertise who came together to create tools and educational resources to help fight radicalism and extremism. Specifically, we will create an online platform which will include modules on youth violent radicalisation, a simulation video to showcase how, when and where different types of radicalisation processes may take place, and to whom they are addressed to. This tool will be based on real data and online research investigations in six European countries.

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