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RAN Working Groups

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.

Who is concerned?

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.

How does it work?

Organisation and activities of the RAN are registered in a Charter pdf - 24 KB [24 KB]  and the Rules of Procedure pdf - 26 KB [26 KB] .

The RAN Secretariat, financed by the European Commission, takes care of logistic, technical and administrative support.

Working Groups

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:

  • RAN POL
    the possible role of local and community police in preventing radicalisation leading to violent extremism and/or to terrorism.
  • RAN VVT
    the use of Voices of Victims of Terrorism in fighting radicalisation leading to violent extremism and/or to terrorism. 
  • RAN @
    Internet as a counter-messaging vector.
  • RAN PREVENT
    early interventions with individuals and groups most vulnerable to radicalisation leading to violent extremism and/or to terrorism.
  • RAN DERAD
    getting out of radicalisation leading to violent extremism and/or to terrorism.
  • RAN P&P
    the possible role of prison administration and other actors working in prisons and during probation in the fight against radicalisation leading to violent extremism and/or to terrorism. 
  • RAN HEALTH
    awareness raising in the health sector.
  • RAN INT/EXT
    from radicalisation to foreign fighters / what role can the diaspora play in the fight against radicalisation?

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. 

Contact

RAN contacts page.

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