Periodic Reporting for period 2 - MINDb4ACT (Mapping, IdentifyiNg and Developing skills and opportunities in operating environments to co-create innovative, ethical and effective ACTions to tackle radicalization leading to violent extremism)
Berichtszeitraum: 2019-03-01 bis 2020-08-31
• 1 harmonised, digital platform to connect P/CVE professionals in one single network and create synergies with similar EU-funded projects
• 1 Training Catalogue for Law Enforcement Agencies and first-line practitioners concerning radicalisation, prevention and investigation.
• 2 Virtual Reality prototypes to raise awareness of counter-violent extremism and radicalisation processes.
• 4 Datasets and 1 Digital Map to systematise the available knowledge and expertise to support decision-making.
• 15 field-validated and replicable P/CVE interventions at local level – called pilot projects – carried out in 9 European Member States (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, the United Kingdom) in four domains: prisons, schools, local initiatives and the Internet and media.
• Contributions to the evaluation of P/CVE practices through the publication of two articles concerning evaluation of small-scale intervention as well as the generation of a questionnaire for a self-evaluation of small-scale projects by implementing actors.
• A full set of policy recommendations mainly presented in 3 publications: a White Book on CVEs, Policy Report “Preventing violent extremism: Current trends and debates in Europe”, a Cluster of Policy Briefs.
1. Impact on giving coherence and methodological consistence to preventing and countering violent extremism practices - through the implementation and validation of 2 methodological instruments: a Living Lab methodology applied to the field of P/CVE; a self-evaluation questionnaire for small-scale interventions at local level.
2. Impact on the academic debate on radicalisation, violent extremism and terrorism - through the editing of five scientific publications and contribution to 23 events (organised or participated).
3. Impact on setting the basis for a new European generation of P/CVE strategies, policies and projects – thank to the three policy-oriented publications publicly disseminated both in digital and printed format (i.e. White Book on CVEs, Policy Report, Cluster of Policy Briefs)
4. Impact on fostering collaboration and information exchange between different actors: policy makers, stakeholders, private sector and civil society – by developing knowledge partnerships which resulted in designing a methodology to create effective partnerships.
5. Impact on the knowledge transfer and capacities enhancement f LEAs and first-line practitioners – through three actions. Firstly, one (1) online Training of the Trainers (ToT) jointly organised with other two European projects (J-SAFE & JPCOOPs) that reached 138 professionals from 19 different countries (Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Nigeria, Poland, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Slovenia, Somalia, Spain, Tunisia, Ukraine, the United Kingdom). Secondly, six (6) online cascade trainings released in six different European languages (English, French, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish). Lastly, fifteen (15) small scale interventions in nine (9) European Countries (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom).
6. Impact on the research agenda – identifying and working on new trends such as the role of ideology in radicalisation; ethics and data protection; not-religiously motivated extremism; gender; and P/CVE evaluation.
7. Impact on technologies advancements - through the development of three (3) Virtual Reality exercises as well as the maintenance of a Forensic Laboratory where to test technologies to detect, counter and prevent crime in prison (i.e. ElpeF in Italy), and the training material provision to create other four (4) Virtual Reality and Multi Player Trainings (TRL8) on prison search; radicalisation in prison, data surveillance in prison, and risk assessments and judicial procedures for inmates under obsertation for radical behaviours.