Migration and Home Affairs

Youth, Families and Communities Working Group (RAN YF&C)


Both engagement with – and empowerment of – youth, communities and families, are critical in the prevention of radicalisation leading to violent extremism. Not only can they offer support, but most importantly they can guide practitioners in their difficult job of developing de-radicalisation strategies.

An important focus of RAN YF&C is the Foreign Terrorist Fighters phenomenon. It is important to enable  families to act upon early warning signals and possibly prevent other members of the family from travelling. 


RAN Policy and Practice: Children and extremism

Holding difficult conversations: youth work


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

The role of non-formal education in P/CVE, Annex to RAN's Manifesto for Education, November 2018

RAN YF&C Vulnerable children who are brought up in an extremist environment, Stockholm 21-22 June

RAN LOCAL and YF&C Collaboration between local authorities and communities in Preventing Violent Extremism, Prague 22-23 February 2018

RAN YF&C Discussing Taboos and Controversial Issues - Practical guidelines for youth workers

RAN YF&C The role of youth work in the prevention of radicalisation and violent extremism, Vienna 06-07 December 2017 (also available in: Albanian | Macedonian | Serbian.)

RAN YF&C Strengthening community resilience to polarisation and radicalisation, London 29-30 June 2017

RAN YOUNG kick-off meeting, Madrid 28-29 March 2017

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

RAN YF&C Family support: what works? Manchester, 29-30 September

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

RAN YF&C First meeting, Munich 28 January 2016


Working Group leaders:

  • Kelly Simcock, UK
  • Werner Prinzjakowitsch, Austria

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