Migration and Home Affairs

Aarhus model: Prevention of Radicalisation and Discrimination in Aarhus

Community engagement/empowerment, Family support
Target Audience:

A multi-agency intervention in collaboration between Aarhus Municipality and The East Jutland Police.

External partners are University of Aarhus, Ministry of Social Affairs and The Danish Intelligence and Security Service.

As such it is a local practice in Aarhus Municipality and the East Jutland Police District, but tax-funded and therefore governmental.
It is not funded by the European Commission.


East Jutland Police,
Ridderstraede,8000 Aarhus C, Denmark


Aarhus Municipality, Social Services,
Vaerkmestergade 15, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark



Steffen Saigusa Nielsen, ph.
(+45) 2920 3650


Signe Reichenbach, ph.
(+45) 8940 3117
http://www.aarhus.dk/ (In Danish)

Last update:


Project description:

Intervention consist of two areas of intervention:

General population:

  1. Raising awareness to professionals and the public.
    Achieved via presentations and workshops for professionals and teaching institutions
  2. Collaboration with local communities.
    Respectful and assertive dialogue with mosques, cultural societies and other major players in local communities


  1. First-line staff of the Task Force performs risk evaluation of individuals and groups
  2. Advising professional staff on how to deal with cases concerning radicalisation
  3. Advising individuals and next of kin in cases concerning radicalisation
  4. Mentoring for persons, who are at risk of radicalisation or are involved with violent extremism
  5. Contingency for foreign fighters and their families


Concepts: Workshop for raising awareness in schools and educational institutions – concept program

Life Psychology: Method for mentoring people who are either at risk for or radicalised – Book on Life Psychology and training programs by Professor Preben Bertelsen, University of Aarhus