RAN Internal and External dimensions (RAN INT/EXT) focusses on the role of the diaspora in countering radicalisation and on the issue of “foreign fighters”.
The working group aims at raising awareness towards the phenomenon of "foreign fighters" in Europe, at sharing good practices and developing policy prescriptive recommendations in order to prevent people from leaving Europe for crisis zones to receive terrorist training or take an active part in combats.
A significant number of terrorist attacks or attempts in the EU involved radicals who were trained in camps abroad. By identifying and engaging people and groups at the community-level (including spiritual leaders and mass organisations) in Europe and in third countries (internal/external), who have the legitimacy, credibility and expertise necessary, one can marginalize and discredit the narratives associated with violent extremism and generate a positive paradigm, which facilitates social harmony and cohesion within EU members states and abroad.
The tasks of the RAN INT/EXT Working in the coming years are the following:
Working Group leaders: