New RAN Issue Paper!

The RAN (Radicalisation Awareness Network) papers explore the theme of radicalisation and violent extremism by providing up-to-date information in an accessible format.

The latest research findings – collected by the RAN Centre of Excellence- include the Annex to RAN's Manifesto for Education: The role of non-formal education in preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE).

The paper affirms that both types of learning (formal and non-formal) play a key role and they are complementary. However, the paper puts an emphasis on non-formal education.

The document includes the strengths and weaknesses of non-formal education regarding P/CVE, the contributions of youth work to P/CVE, as well as practical guidelines for practitioners and policy recommendations.

We are happy to see youth work as a strong and important role for promoting democracy and active participation and also preventing and countering violent radicalisation. You can read the document here.

Erika Branca