Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN)
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. In particular, cultures interactive 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) which, however, was not included on RAN websites by DG Home for reasons which have not been explained to the RAN Derad group at the time. The results of the RAN Derad Declaration have recently been reconfirmed, further elaborated and complemented by “The policy brief of the EXIT Europe project”.
In recent years, cultures interactive has taken on the role of delivering constructive critique of the setup and implementation of the RAN.