Migration and Home Affairs


RAN Calendar 2019


The following events will take place over the coming weeks. Unless otherwise stated, attendance is by invitation only.

April 2019

  • 04-05 April 2019

    Stockholm, Sweden

    Multi-agency meeting RAN POL – C&N

    Current and future most used and most watched narratives and strategies of far right extremists and Islamist extremists: the aim of the event is to combine expertise and experience from police, analysts and counter and alternative narrative experts to be able to draft a useful list of currently used narratives of right wing violent extremist and Islamist organisations.

    Target audience: police officers, youth or exit workers and employees of NGOs who encounter violent extremist and terrorist narratives on a daily basis, EUROPOL and academics

  • 10-11 April 2019

    Prague, Czech Republic


    Evaluation of the impact of victims of terrorism testimonials: the purpose of this meeting is to map existing evaluation tools to measure the impact of victims’ testimonies, to present inspiring practices, and to give practical guidelines to victims of terrorism on how to evaluate their efforts.

    Target audience: representatives of victims’ organisations, victims of terrorism, and researchers holding expertise on evaluation

  • 24-25 April 2019

    Rome, Italy

    RAN YF&C Academy

    Children growing up in an extremist family: the meeting will consider the reasons some children are more vulnerable to radicalisation than others even under the same circumstances.

    Target audience: youth workers, health- and social care workers, and educators who are responsible for long-term PVE interventions

  • 24-25 April 2019

    Bucharest, Romania

    RAN H&SC

    Grooming for terror – Manipulation and control: this meeting will aim to disseminate knowledge gained by those working with groomers and their victims.

    Target audience: social workers, human traffic experts, police, educators, healthcare practitioners

May 2019

  • 07-08 May 2019

    Bordeaux, France

    RAN YOUNG Academy session 2 – Challenges & progress: this session will focus on personal empowerment, competence empowerment and the challenges to overcome when fine-tuning a project plan.

    Target audience: RAN YOUNG Academy participants

  • 07-08 May 2019

    Berlin, Germany

    RAN Study visit

    In-depth exchange set-up of 3 exit programmes in 3 Member States: This study visit will bring together key stakeholders involved in the organisation and implementation of exit programmes in their Member States. We’ll discuss the exit worker’s profile and required qualities, the preconditions for good exit work, connections to the family and social circle and the obligatory or voluntary nature of the work.

    Target audience: exit workers, policy makers

  • 08-09 May 2019

    Place TBC


    Police role in the reintegration and risk management of released violent extremist offenders and returnee fighters coming home: this meeting focusses on police risk assessment tools and local implementation of the lessons learned.

    Target audience: police experts with local expertise in the person-based case management of released violent extremist or terrorist offenders and reintegrating returnee fighters

  • 22 May 2019

    Rotterdam, Netherlands

    Member State workshop

    Developing in-depth train the trainer

  • 28 May 2019

    Paris, France

    Multi-agency meeting RAN LOCAL-H&SC

    Taking mental health issues into account in CVE and PVE: this meeting will combine expertise of mental health and social care experts and local CVE/PVE coordinators to formulate ideas, tips and tricks on how to involve knowledge about mental health issues and increased susceptibility to violent extremism and radicalisation.

  • 29 May 2019

    Paris, France

    Policy & Practice event

    A mental health approach to understanding and preventing violent extremism: this meeting will focus on the psychology of groomers with the aim of dismantling their tactics.

    Target audience: psychologists, psychiatrists and other mental health workers, policymakers responsible for the relevant mental health policies currently in place

June 2019

  • 05-06 June 2019

    Budapest, Hungary

    Multi-agency meeting RAN Exit-P&P

    Connections, roles and quality review of rehabilitation, resocialisation and exit activities: this meeting explores the roles and responsibilities of prison, probation and exit actors involved in all processes.

    Target audience: Exit workers, probation workers, prison officers involved in rehabilitation efforts

  • 06-07 June 2019

    Budapest, Hungary

    Multi-agency meeting RAN YF&C – P&P

    Extremists being released from prison - community and family acceptance: the meeting aims to identify available good practices on this topic.

    Target audience: experts from prison and probation services and exit programmes, community and family support workers, local P/CVE coordinators

  • 11 June 2019

    Brussels, Belgium

    Steering Committee

  • 13-14 June 2019

    Berlin, Germany


    Schools and challenging far right extremism: this meeting aims to discuss the best ways to address the issue of right wing extremism not only inside the classroom, but in the wider school community.

    Target audience: teachers, projects leaders and researchers dealing with far right extremism

  • 20-21 June 2019

    Bilbao, Spain


    Preparation Remembrance Day 2020: this meeting will focus on evaluating the organisational process and the event itself, as well as drafting the programme of European Remembrance Day for Victims of Terrorism on 11 March 2020.

    Target audience: members of the RVT Working Group, European Commission and RAN CoE staff members

July 2019

  • 04 July 2019

    Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Policy & Practice event

    Narratives and strategies of FRE and Islamist extremists: this event is an opportunity to look into the most used narratives and strategies by far right violent extremist and terrorist groups and discuss which elements and grievances should be addressed on what level and how.

    Target audience: national policy planners of the Policy Planners Network, RAN POL and RAN C&N participants, representatives of EUROPOL, academics and experts

September 2019

  • 10-11 September 2019

    Barcelona, Spain

    RAN YOUNG Academy session 3 - Challenges & progress: this session will focus on issues and difficulties in setting up initiatives. Solutions and possibilities will be identified and potential sources for success will be defined.

    Target audience: RAN YOUNG Academy participants

  • 17-18 September 2019

    Helsinki, Finland

    Policy & Practice event

    P/CVE trends in the EU - in collaboration with the Finnish EU Presidency: the meeting aims to achieve a common understanding of the trends in radicalisation to violent extremism within the EU, as well as a common appreciation of the responses needed to prevent and counter these trends.

    Target audience: Members of the Steering Board and Network of Prevent Policy Makers, RAN practitioners

  • 19 September 2019

    Berlin, Germany

    Policy & Practice event

    Extremists being released from prison: community and family acceptance: this meeting aims to assist policymakers better understand the challenges practitioners face with regards to this topic and to formulate policy recommendations. The purpose of this meeting is also to inform practitioners about the priorities, sensitivities and complexities of this topic on a national level.

    Target audience: practitioners from RAN P&P, RAN YF&C, RAN LOCAL and RAN POL, national policymakers

  • 24 September 2019

    Brussels, Belgium

    Steering Committee

October 2019

  • 01-02 October 2019

    Lisbon, Portugal

    RAN C&N

    Communications after an attack and the role of media: this meeting will focus on how to deliver alternative and counter-narratives in the aftermath of a terrorist attack.

    Target audience: youth workers, social or family workers, crisis communications specialists, journalists, social media companies and academics

  • 03-04 October 2019

    Zagreb, Croatia

    Multi-agency meeting RAN EDU-H&SC

    Troubled Refugee children in the classroom: this meeting considers how to sensitise educators about the vulnerabilities and resilience issues faced by refugee children and the valuable role teachers and other school staff play in safeguarding these pupils.

    Target audience: educators, social workers working with families and healthcare professionals

  • 21-22 October 2019

    Copenhagen, Denmark

    RAN YOUNG Academy session 4 - How to professionalise your initiative? What is next? After setting up their local P/CVE initiatives, the participants will learn how to professionalise their initiative to ensure a sustainable impact in their communities.

    Target audience: RAN YOUNG Academy participants

  • 23 October 2019

    Paris, France


    This meeting will deal with gender issues in exit strategies.

    Target audience: Exit workers

  • 23-24 October 2019

    Helsinki, Finland

    RAN H&SC

    Alienation vs integration: this meeting will discuss the vulnerability of refugees with regard to radicalisation to violent extremism.

    Target audience: social workers, healthcare practitioners working with refugee

  • 24-25 October 2019

    Rome, Italy

    Follow-up meeting Prosecutors: this meeting aims to determine whether a group of prosecutors and possibly judges should be permanently included in RAN.

    Target audience: prosecutors and possibly judges specialised in violent extremism and terrorism

November 2019

  • 13-14 November 2019

    Milan, Italy


    When and how to intervene – specific case management: this meeting aims to formulate guidelines for case management and to share valuable insights about when to intervene.

    Target audience: Experienced local and regional P/CVE coordinators

  • 14-15 November 2019

    London, UK

    RAN C&N

    How to make an attractive campaign that is reaching the target audience and selling the message: the purpose of this meeting is to hold a training session during which participants can learn from marketing, communication and advertising specialists on how to create better communication campaigns.

    Target audience: practitioners involved in alternative and counter- narrative campaigns

  • 14-15 November 2019

    Antwerp, Belgium


    Challenges in Islamist extremist ideology in schools: the meeting aims to share experiences, to collect and present different European educational settings in which schools are confronted with religious-inspired extremism.

    Target audience: experts in education and PVE at schools

  • 19 November 2019

    Brussels, Belgium

    Steering Committee

  • 20-21 November 2019

    Nice, France


    VIII International Congress for the Victims of Terrorism: this meeting aims to use the commemoration of attacks as a way to prevent violent extremism.

    Target audience: representatives of victims associations, victims of terrorism of recent and older attacks, and Member State representatives.

  • 28-29 November 2019

    Copenhagen, Denmark

    RAN YF&C

    Academy on ‘Youth(work) online’: this meeting aims to disseminate lessons learned from RAN C&N and the Civil Society Empowerment Programme.

    Target audience: experts on one-to-one interventions, communication and narratives experts, experienced youth workers, academics/researchers

  • 28-29 November 2019

    Place TBC


    Information sharing: this meeting focusses on how police officers can best work with recent legal developments.

    Target audience: police experts involved in multi-agency settings on a local level, experts from intelligence agencies

December 2019

  • 03-04 December 2019

    Dublin, Ireland

    Multi-agency meeting RAN Exit-RVT

    Restorative Justice: this meeting focusses on elements (insights, methodological approaches and tools) of restorative justice that can be implemented in exit work and provide guidelines (including the methodological approach).

    Target audience: Exit workers, professionals in the field of restorative justice and victims

  • 11December 2019

    Rome, Italy

    Policy & Practice event

    Safeguarding refugees from being recruited and radicalised: this meeting aims to achieve a common appreciation of the responses needed to prevent and counter violent extremism within receiving communities targeted against newcomers, such as refugees.

    Target audience: practitioners and policymakers engaged in preventing radicalisation in education, health and social care as well as youth, family and community work