The Radicalisation Awareness Network is an umbrella network connecting people involved in preventing radicalisation and violent extremism throughout Europe. In the RAN, first liners from different Member States can meet, each in their area of expertise, in order to exchange ideas, knowledge and experiences on countering radicalisation and violent extremism.
The RAN connects first-line practitioners, field experts, social workers, teachers, NGO’s, civil society organisations, victims' groups, local authorities, law enforcement, academics and others.
The RAN Secretariat, financed by the European Commission, takes care of logistic, technical and administrative support.
The RAN is organised in thematic working groups, driven by a Steering Committee (SC) chaired by the Commission. The SC includes the leaders of the working groups and the Committee of Regions.
There are eight RAN Working Groups, each with its own topic:
The outcomes of the work of the RAN will be reported back to policy makers both at the EU and Member States' levels. During a High Level Conference on "Strengthening the EU's response to violent extremism: From ideas to action", organised by the Commission on 17 June 2014, the RAN working groups, together with high level nationals and EU policy makers, discuss ways to effectively tackle the current challenges of radicalisation towards terrorism and violent extremism.
RAN contacts page.