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Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN)

Commissioned by DG HOME (European Commission), we set up, support and manage the RAN, which is an EU-wide umbrella network of practitioners and others involved in countering radicalisation leading to violent extremism.

The RAN is a network of frontline practitioners who work daily with both those vulnerable to radicalisation and those who have already been radicalised. As civil society representatives, social workers, youth workers, teachers, healthcare professionals, local authority representatives, police officers and prison officers, they are engaged in both preventing and countering violent extremism in all its forms and rehabilitating and reintegrating violent extremists.

Since it was founded in 2011, the RAN has attracted over 6,000 practitioners, who collectively represent all EU Member State.

What do we do?
The RAN organises a number of thematic Working Groups for frontline practitioners so that they may share their extensive knowledge, first-hand experiences and approaches with one another, and peer review each other’s work.

The RAN also produces a series of publications, which are shared with its network of frontline practitioners, which both highlight the lessons learned, insights and recommendations from Working Group meetings, and consolidate RAN’s knowledge and expertise.

Read more about the RAN on the EC website.