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Preventing Violent Extremism and Radicalisation: Webinar on Indicators for Good Governance

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  • Wed 23 Sep 2020 12.00 - 14.00
  Add to Calendar 2020-09-23 12:00 2020-09-23 14:00 Europe/Paris Preventing Violent Extremism and Radicalisation: Webinar on Indicators for Good Governance

Europe has grown increasingly polarised in recent years. Various factors have been cited as causing this, including: new trends in identity and cultural politics; financial crises and political instability; the weaponisation of crises by malicious political actors; and the rise of irregular forms of media and social media. This polarisation has taken place in the context of austerity policies, as well as a rise in international terrorism that is attributed to religion or ideology (Islamic fundamentalism, white supremacism). These developments have been met by significant efforts within different policy sectors (security, welfare, education, media) to address the root causes of polarisation, prevent violent radicalisation and extremism, and find better ways to govern cultural and religious diversity.

Three separate projects – the Horizon 2020 projects GREASE and BRaVE and the ISF-P project BRIDGE – have produced different but complementary sets of indicators that can help us monitor and assess how well different types of policies and practices are performing.

- Based on expert qualitative assessments, the GREASE indicators focus on governance of religious diversity and the prevention of religiously inspired radicalisation. They are derived from original research conducted in Europe, the MENA region, South and Southeast Asia and Australia.

- The BRaVE indicators help in assessing how polarised or how resilient a given country is. Using data already available in different surveys and statistical sources, they reflect both realities and perceptions.

- The BRIDGE indicators support local authorities in assessing and mitigating polarisation processes at the municipal level. Combining insights from democracy theory, social psychology and conflict studies, they aim to improve capacities to monitor and prevent. 

Organised jointly by the three projects, this workshop aims to present our Indicators Toolkits to government actors, European institutions, civil society organisations and academic experts with a view to identifying the potential and pitfalls of such tools and how they can be used by local or national authorities as well as researchers and NGOs.

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Europe has grown increasingly polarised in recent years. Various factors have been cited as causing this, including: new trends in identity and cultural politics; financial crises and political instability; the weaponisation of crises by malicious political actors; and the rise of irregular forms of media and social media. This polarisation has taken place in the context of austerity policies, as well as a rise in international terrorism that is attributed to religion or ideology (Islamic fundamentalism, white supremacism). These developments have been met by significant efforts within different policy sectors (security, welfare, education, media) to address the root causes of polarisation, prevent violent radicalisation and extremism, and find better ways to govern cultural and religious diversity.

Three separate projects – the Horizon 2020 projects GREASE and BRaVE and the ISF-P project BRIDGE – have produced different but complementary sets of indicators that can help us monitor and assess how well different types of policies and practices are performing.

- Based on expert qualitative assessments, the GREASE indicators focus on governance of religious diversity and the prevention of religiously inspired radicalisation. They are derived from original research conducted in Europe, the MENA region, South and Southeast Asia and Australia.

- The BRaVE indicators help in assessing how polarised or how resilient a given country is. Using data already available in different surveys and statistical sources, they reflect both realities and perceptions.

- The BRIDGE indicators support local authorities in assessing and mitigating polarisation processes at the municipal level. Combining insights from democracy theory, social psychology and conflict studies, they aim to improve capacities to monitor and prevent. 

Organised jointly by the three projects, this workshop aims to present our Indicators Toolkits to government actors, European institutions, civil society organisations and academic experts with a view to identifying the potential and pitfalls of such tools and how they can be used by local or national authorities as well as researchers and NGOs.


Location:
Outside EUI premises -

Affiliation:
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies

Type:
Webinar

Contact:
Ms. Valentina Bettin (EUI) - Send a mail

Organiser:
Anna Triandafyllidou
Tina Magazzini
Richard McNeil-Willson

Attachment:
Programme

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