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Virtual Centre of Excellence for Research in Violent Online Political Extremism

Objective

VOX-Pol is a 60-month, €5+ million project that integrates the world’s leading researchers and research groups in Violent Online Political Extremism (VOPE), to include those researching the intersection of terrorism and the Internet (incl. violent jihadists, violent separatists, etc.), the online activities of the extreme Right, the potential for violent online radicalisation, etc., in order to:

1. Create a sustainable critical mass of innovative activity among what is currently a burgeoning, but fragmented group of researchers and research topics.
2. Ensure that EU and MS strategies and policies targeting VOPE are based on concrete evidence, experience, and knowledge about the contours and workings of VOPE and thus increasing their likelihood of success.

VOX-Pol will:
• Integrate and network the research activities of those, within the EU and globally, working in the area of VOPE
• Create and develop long-term relationships between established national research groups, new researchers and research groups, security practitioners, the Internet industry, civil society, and policymakers leading to the development of a multi-disciplinary Virtual Centre of Excellence for Research in VOPE
• Be based on collaborative research among partners both within and outside the Network, with all contributing towards the development of an archive of politically extreme Internet-based content and a related URL database, which will be the basis for joint research activity, the development of new analytical tools and methodologies, teaching and training, and dissemination activities
• Raise awareness of the challenges of research and decision-making in this area by exploring the interplay of e-research ethics, privacy, surveillance, freedom of speech, and practices of and responses to VOPE
• Influence research agendas on the European and world stages in key aspects of VOPE
• Inform policy agendas on national, European, and international levels in key aspects of responses to VOPE.

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2012-1
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Coordinator

DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY
Address
Glasnevin
9 Dublin
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 3 482 955,80
Administrative Contact
Lisa Mcinerney (Ms.)

Participants (8)

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 313 933
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Linda Pialek (Ms.)
INDRAPRASTHA INSTITUTE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEHLI
India
EU contribution
€ 24 800
Address
Nsit Campus Library Building 3Rd
110078 New Delhi
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ponnurangam Kumaraguru (Dr.)
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 213 350
Address
Strand
WC2R 2LS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Labbett (Mr.)
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 299 185
Address
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Vanessa Wolters (Ms.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 324 121
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Hanneke Van Der Stap (Ms.)
INSTITUT FUR FRIEDENSFORSCHUNG UND SICHERHEITSPOLITIK AN DER UNIVERSITAT HAMBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 180 523
Address
Beim Schlump 83
20144 Hamburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Daniela Pisoiu (Dr.)
KOZEP-EUROPAI EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 164 932
Address
Nador Utca 9
1051 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eva Vas (Ms.)
UCL Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Institute for Women’s Health
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 125 881,20
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Giles Machell (Mr.)