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.

Ex-post papers

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

RAN YF&C and RAN H&SC Working with families and safeguarding children from radicalisation, Nice 02-03 February 2017

RAN H&SC Meeting on children and youth, The effects of violent extremism on children, Hamburg 14-15 September 2016

RAN H&SC Handbook on How to set up a multi-agency structure that includes the health and social care sectors? Copenhagen, 18-19 May 2016

RAN H&SC Identifying and treating lone actors, Zagreb 27-28 January 2016


Working Group leaders:

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

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