September 2022 – Efus is a partner in two European projects on the prevention of violent radicalisation: icommit (Improved Commitment of Multi-stakeholder Collaboration Through Model and Interactive Training Development), led by the Violence Prevention Network (Germany), and INDEED (Evidence-Based Model for Evaluation of Radicalisation Prevention and Mitigation), led by the Polish Platform for Homeland Security.
These are the ninth and tenth European projects on radicalisation in which Efus is involved, either as a leader or a partner, since 2013, besides its regular, on-going work on an issue that is concerning for European local and regional authorities. The two projects also illustrate the commitment of the European Commission to support local and regional authorities in tackling this phenomenon.
icommit: strengthening multi-agency approaches
The icommit project (January 2022-June 2023) is based on the fact that although there is a consensus on the need to tackle violent extremism through multi-agency partnerships, many gaps remain in the support and training available to build such local structures and foster the necessary cooperation.
The project will develop a toolkit, training courses, guideline models, training curricula and manuals on multi-stakeholder collaboration for disengagement and reintegration.
Efus contributes its long-standing expertise in supporting local and regional authorities in implementing the strategic approach to urban security and crime prevention, and ensures its inclusion throughout the project.
INDEED: tooling up first line practitioners
The INDEED project (September 2021-August 2024) aims to use evidence-based approaches to strengthen first-line practitioners’ and policymakers’ knowledge, capabilities and skills for designing, planning, implementing and evaluating Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE), Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) and other initiatives, such as policies and strategies, long-term programmes, short-term actions and ad-hoc interventions.
The project will develop a model for assessing the prevention and mitigation of radicalisation, a practical evaluation tool, user-friendly repositories of factors and pathways leading or preventing social radicalisation, targeted curricula and trainings, lessons learnt and policy recommendations, and a practical, multilingual toolkit.
Efus is in charge of formulating lessons learnt and police recommendations that can be used by policy makers and first line practitioners throughout Europe and beyond.