Publication: Preventing and Fighting Radicalisation at the Local Level

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In order to combat radicalisation, repressive responses alone are not sufficient. Preventive measures must also be implemented to tackle its underlying causes and to strengthen the resilience of individuals to the risks of radicalisation. Because they are by nature close to citizens, local and regional authorities are strategically positioned to put in place such preventive actions and to mobilise all the relevant local stakeholders.

This publication broaches the different areas of a local strategy for the prevention of radicalisation and provides practical insights and tools to enable local stakeholders to act, both at the political and technical levels.

This text is the result of work carried out between 2014 and 2016 in the framework of the European project “Local Institutions AgaInSt Extremism (LIAISE)” led by Efus in partnership with the cities of Augsburg (Germany), Brussels (Belgium), Dusseldorf (Germany), Liege (Belgium), L’Hospitalet de Llobregat (Spain), Reggio Emilia (Italy), Malmö (Sweden) and Vilvoorde (Belgium), as well as the Institute for Strategic Dialogue think tank (UK) and the association (Germany).



Preventing and Fighting Radicalisation at the Local Level, 2016, Efus, Paris, 92 pages. Available in English, French, Spanish, German. An Italian version is also available in digital format only. Price: €25.



1.Understanding radicalisation and raising awareness

Radicalisation Contact and Advisory Point – Rotterdam
Centre for the Prevention of Individual Radicalisation – Bordeaux

2. Developing a Local Multi-agency Strategy

Radicalisation Prevention Unit – Brussels
Local Strategy for the Prevention of Radicalisation – Liege
Network for the Prevention of Salafism – Augsburg
Key Figures – Amsterdam

3. Supporting and Empowering Families

Family support multi-agency strategy – Antwerp
Consultation team – Malmö
Collective Organisation of Moroccans – Utrech

4. Prevention and Resilience-building

Second Wave Project – Vilvoorde
Signpost – Düsseldorf
Mediation service – L’Hospitalet de Llobregat

5. De-radicalisation and Disengagement 

The Aarhus Model – Aarhus
Community Safety Strategy – Brent
Breaking away from Hate and Violence
EXIT Sweden

6. Counter-Narrative

Extreme Dialogue



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