December 9th, 2019
Published on November 30th, 2017 | by Elpida Tsiaka0
Security Union: Front-line practitioners of the Radicalisation Awareness Network meet in Brussels
The Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN) convened a plenary meeting in Brussels on Wednesday 15 November. The RAN plenary brought together front-line responders dealing with radicalisation prevention, to take stock of the network’s achievements over the last year and to discuss together with researchers and policy makers the priorities for 2018. These discussions feed into the annual activity plan of the RAN Centre of Excellence (CoE) for 2018. Activities of the RAN Centre of Excellence go beyond working-group meetings to include various forms of Member State support, guidance papers and recommendations for the policy debate on preventing and countering radicalisation. One of the main challenges for 2018 will be to strengthen exchanges between practitioners, policy makers and researchers and to facilitate the implementation of best practice, taking into account the specific circumstances in Member States at national, regional and local level.
The Radicalisation Awareness Network is a network of over 4,000 practitioners from across Europe who work on a daily basis with people who have already been radicalised or who are at risk of radicalisation. These practitioners include police officers and prison and probation authorities, as well as teachers, youth and community workers, civil society representatives, local authority officials, healthcare professionals, representatives of victims associations and researchers.
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