Migration and Home Affairs

Health and Social Care Working Group (RAN H&SC)


The Health and Social Care sector plays an important role in the prevention of violent extremism. The key challenge for this sector is to interpret signs of radicalisation and help those individuals who might be at risk of being radicalised.

The RAN H&SC Working Group focuses on raising awareness within the health and social care sector and helping establish an effective network of health and social care practitioners across Member States. The group is also promoting partnerships  between front-line agencies in the Member States.


Case study: a mental health approach to understanding and preventing violent extremism

RAN Policy and Practice (Warsaw): Building resilience among young children

Holding difficult conversations: mental health work


Podcast — Meet a RAN Practitioner #10 — Alfredo Calcedo, Psychiatrist

Podcast — Meet a RAN Practitioner #9 — Noemi Bertinotti, Volunteer

Podcast — Meet a RAN practitioner #1 — Kinga Bialek, Cross-cultural Psychologist


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


Working Group leaders:

  • René Zegerius, the Netherlands
  • Sergej Augustin Erdelja, Croatia

For the Working Groups contact points, please see the contacts page