Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN)

The Radicalisation Awareness Network – a practitioners’ network

Cultures Interactive e.V. has been involved in preparing, inaugurating and further developing the European Commission’s Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN) since 2010, the intention of which was to connect first-line practitioners around Europe working preventively with vulnerable or already radicalized (young) individuals. As teachers, social workers, community police officers etc. they are engaged in preventing and countering radicalisation and violent extremism in all its forms, or in reintegrating violent extremists. Since it was founded in 2011, RAN has attracted over 2.000 professionals from all EU Member States.

In particular, CI has contributed to building and facilitating the RAN Derad working group – producing the “RAN Derad Declaration of Good Practice – Principles of Sustainable Interventions in Disengagement and Rehabilitation(Deradicalisation) from Involvement in Violent Extremism and Group Hatred” (2015) as well as “Good practice in ‘policy making’ about preventing/ distancing of violent extremism – and group hatred” (2017).

In recent years, CI has taken on the role of delivering constructive critique of the setup and implementation of the RAN.