Migration and Home Affairs

Education Working Group (RAN EDU)


Education plays an important role in shaping the identity of children and youngsters, and transmitting democratic and social values. Consequently, teachers are at the frontline when it comes to potentially identifying early signs of radicalisation. They are well-positioned for prevention work, both for identifying and safeguarding vulnerable young people at risk of radicalisation, and for teaching critical thinking skills from the first stages of education.

The working group on Education will focus on the need to better equip teachers so they can play a crucial role in preventing radicalisation. The aim is to raise awareness of the topic, but also to empower and strengthen capacity to deal with radicalisation in educational settings.

Ex-post Papers

After RAN activities and Working Group meetings, an ex-post paper highlights lessons learned, insights and follow-up initiatives.

RAN EDU and RAN POL meeting on Polarisation Management, Stockholm 10-11 May 2017

RAN EDU Guide on training programmes ‘Effective and confident teachers and other school staff’, Helsinki 1-2 March 2017

RAN EDU The school needs partners, Madrid 1 December 2016

RAN Involving young people - Main lessons learned, Vienna, 1-2 June 2016

RAN EDU School leaders and prevention of radicalisation, Antwerp, 19-20 April 2016

RAN EDU Empowering and supporting teachers, Gothenborg 24-25 February 2016

RAN Education kick-off meeting, 25-26 November 2015


Working Group leaders:

  • Karin Heremans, Belgium
  • Michele Hassen, France

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