About the RADPol2020 conference

 

Due to the dynamic situation related to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and for the safety of participants, the organizers of the RADPol2020 decided to postpone the conference to a later date. We will announce the new date of the RADPol2020 conference soon.

 

RADPol2020 conference “Radicalisation in Central and Eastern Europe – trends, challenges and opportunities to counteract”, is a joint initiative of three European projects MINDb4ACT, CHAMPIONs and BRAVE funded under the H2020 and ISF-P European Commission Programmes. The main organiser is the Polish Platform for Homeland Security – Partner of the MINDb4ACT project, while the Department of Education and Science of the Marshal Office of the Wielkopolska Region in Poznan is a co-organizer of the conference.

The conference aims to continue a dialogue on trends in various forms of radicalisation in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the challenges they bring. The goal is also to exchange experiences, good practices in counteracting this phenomenon, present the latest research results and the essence of multi-agency cooperation in this field.

The conference is addressed to a wide range of practitioners involved in monitoring, preventing and counteracting radicalisation at various levels throughout Europe – Law Enforcement Agencies, local and central administration, policymakers, public institutions (e.g. social welfare, courts, probation office), researchers, the non-governmental sector and other entities interested in this topic.

We expect the presence of experts from various institutions and countries, such as the European Commission, Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs, Radicalisation Awareness Network, Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe OSCE, European Counter-Terrorism Centre of Europol, European Crime Prevention Network, as well as representatives of European Law Enforcement Agencies, research communities, non-governmental institutions, think-tanks and partners of international projects in this field.

Agenda

The formula of the closed-door conference consists of three parts:

1. Policy Event, high-level discussion on “Sharing the insights on the Central and Eastern Europe approaches in radicalisation and violent extremism” (1st day);

  • A high-level policy event with the participation of experts, which will be aimed at sharing insights and experiences as well as forms of counteracting the phenomenon of radicalisation, with particular emphasis on Central and Eastern European countries. During this day, discussions will focus on trends, challenges and the latest research results in this area, as well as multi-stakeholder cooperation in counteracting radicalization and gender role in the context of extremism.

2. Research Day with a practical dimension on “What research projects offer to practitioners in the field of preventing radicalisation” (2nd day);

  • Practical presentation of the results of MINDb4ACT, CHAMPIONs and BRAVE projects. It will also be a space for discussion for institutions implementing various European projects in this field, including institutions from Poland.

3. Exhibition area for research projects and institutions operating in the field of preventing radicalisation in different formats (1st and 2nd day).

  • The conference will be accompanied by a small open exhibition area (about 7 stands) for Polish and European institutions or European projects that want to promote their activities in the field of counteracting radicalization and share the results of works carried out under research and development projects. Participants will visit the stands during coffee and lunch breaks.

*The conference program will be updated on a regular basis

Registration

Due to the dynamic situation related to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and for the safety of participants, the organizers of the RADPol2020 decided to postpone the conference to a later date. We will announce the new date of the RADPol2020 conference soon.

Organisers

MINDb4ACT

The MINDb4ACT project is led by the Elcano Royal Institute from Span and consists of 17 partners from 9 EU countries. The project aim is to contribute to the improvement of the current counter-violent extremism policies (CVEs) in the countries represented in the consortium (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain and United Kingdom), generate of new counter-violent extremism policies exploring new insights and connecting to LEAs through collaboration ecosystems (= living labs, defined as innovative, open, participatory, user-centred environments).

CHAMPIONs

The CHAMPIONs project is led by the Peace Action, Training & Research Institute of Romania (PATRIR) and made up of a consortium of eight partners across Europe.The main objective of the CHAMPIONs project is to develop offline collaboration models to establish working groups between first-line-practitioners. The offline approach is complemented and supported by a centrally developed platform tool and service package.

BRaVE

The BRaVE project is led by the European University Institute in Florence, Italy and made up of a consortium of six other partners from across Europe (three civil society organisations and three universities). It aims to bring together a broad range of expertise from those researching and working to build resilience against violent extremism and polarisation.

Marshal Office of the Wielkopolska Region in Poznan

The Marshal Office of the Wielkopolska Region in Poland acts as the subsidiary body of the Board of Region and Marshal of the Wielkopolska Region. The Marshal Office consists in 20 Departments and 11 Offices, cooperating in performing their duties with the Regional Parliament and its Commissions, Board, regional self-governmental organizational units, governmental and self-governmental administration and socio-economic organizations.

Venue

Conference venue:
Marshal’s Office of the Wielkopolska Region in Poznan (aleja Niepodleglosci street 34, Poznan)

Practical information & recommended hotels

Conference office

Natalia Jarmuzek-Troczynska 
Polish Platform for Homeland Security
Conference Coordinator

natalia.jarmuzek@ppbw.pl
phone: +48 61 663 02 21
mobile: +48 665 150 228
Contact with speakers, questions about the agenda

Klaudia Kaczmarek
Polish Platform for Homeland Security
Conference Assistant

klaudia.kaczmarek@ppbw.pl
phone: +48 61 663 02 21
mobile: +48 501 325 214
Contact on logistics, registration, exhibition area

DUE TO THE DYNAMIC SITUATION RELATED TO THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) AND FOR THE SAFETY OF PARTICIPANTS, THE ORGANIZERS OF THE RADPOL2020 DECIDED TO POSTPONE THE CONFERENCE TO A LATER DATE. WE WILL ANNOUNCE THE NEW DATE OF THE RADPOL2020 CONFERENCE SOON.