Migration and Home Affairs

EXIT working group (RAN EXIT)


The EXIT Working Group deals with the process of moving from a radicalised and violent mindset and/or environment towards mainstream society. The process is also referred to as  ‘deradicalisation’ (leaving radical ideology), ‘disengagement’ (leaving radical environment and violent behaviour) or ‘re-socialisation’. By nature, the process of shifting from a radicalised environment to mainstream society takes time. Besides working on mind-set, exit workers also take care of practical arrangements such as education and housing.

Besides facilitating the exchange of knowledge and good practices between exit workers, RAN EXIT will also work on the development of evidence-based interventions and familiarisation with similar programmes outside the EU.


RAN Policy and Practice: The challenge of resocialisation


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

RAN EXIT Practical guideline — Management of Exit work, Frankfurt 17-18 January 2019 (also available in French and German)

RAN H&SC & RAN EXIT Multi-problem target group : the influence of mental health disorders and substance abuse on Exit work, Vienna 07 November 2018 (also available in French and German)

RAN Policy and Practice Dealing with radicalised individuals during and after imprisonment, Vienna 06 November 2018

RAN EXIT Adjacent fields : gangs, Prague 11-12 September 2018 (also available in French and German)

RAN EXIT Academy Communicating with radicalised individuals in an exit setting, 25-26 April 2018 Rotterdam (also available in French and German)

RAN EXIT and P&P The role of religion in exit programmes and religious counselling in prison and probation settings, Madrid 10-11 October 2017

Lessons from adjacent fields: cults, Bordeaux 27-28 June 2017

Dos and don’ts of involving formers in PVE/CVE work, Bordeaux 27 June 2017

RAN EXIT Setting up an exit intervention, Berlin 13-14 February 2017

RAN EXIT EXIT Work in a multi-agency setting, Milan 01 November 2016

RAN EXIT Cooperation of researchers and practitioners on Exit Work, Barcelona 16-17 June 2016

RAN EXIT Outline for Interventions of Deradicalisation from Involvement of Violent Extremism, London 15-16 March 2016


Working Group leaders:

  • Judy Korn, (Germany)
  • Robert Örell, (Sweden)

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