About the RADPol2020 conference
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.
Due to COVID-19 outbreak the conference will be held as online formula, namely three live webinars and four experts’ panels will take place on 18th June 2020; 25th June 2020 and 2nd July 2020. Please save these three Thursdays with RADPol!
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, such as partners of international projects in this field.
Agenda & Formula
The detailed formula of the RADPol event consists of three webinars and four experts’ panels:
1. Webinar 1: Research Day – “Towards Evidence-Based Practice and Policy: What research projects offer to practitioners in the field of preventing radicalisation” – 18th June 2020; time 10:00-11:30 CEST
This webinar will focus on practical presentation of the results of MINDb4ACT, CHAMPIONs and BRAVE projects. The aim is to highlight the results from research that can support improving practice and policy in the field of preventing radicalisation.
2. Webinar 2: Policy Event – “Sharing the insights on Central and Eastern Europe approaches in radicalisation and violent extremism” – 25th June 2020; time: 10:00-12:35 CEST
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 webinar, discussions will focus on trends, challenges and the latest research results in this area within two experts’ panels:
- Experts Panel I: Current trends on radicalisation in Central and Eastern Europe.
- Experts Panel II: Right-wing extremism in Central and Eastern Europe – context, challenges, latest research results and best practices.
3. Webinar 3: Policy Event – Doing it Better “Improving Policy and Practice tackling Radicalisation and Violent Extremism in Central and Eastern Europe” – 2nd July 2020; time: 10:00-12:25 CEST
During this webinar, speakers will talk about the importance and good practices of multi-stakeholder collaboration in counteracting radicalisation, as well as on the gender role in the context of extremism. The webinar will consist of two expert panels:
- Experts Panel III: Multi-agency approach and joint-action initiatives to tackling radicalisation/violent extremism: success stories and good practices.
- Expert Panel IV: Gender beyond not religiously motivated extremism.
*The conference program will be updated on a regular basis
RADPol2020 in numbers:
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).
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.
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.
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.