The project gets practitioners and researchers together to discuss a holistic approach in designing and assessing P/CVE (Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism) initiatives.
INDEED “Strengthening a comprehensive approach to preventing and counteracting radicalisation based on a universal evidence-based model for evaluation of radicalisation prevention and mitigation” project’s start was marked by a kick-off meeting in Warsaw on the 21st and 22nd of September 2021.
The consortium gathered to discuss the first steps to achieve the project’s main goals of holistically increase the competencies and skills of P/CVE and exit frontline practitioners and policymakers on designing, planning, implementing, and evaluating initiatives based on a comprehensive, evidence-based approach.
To this end, INDEED will focus on the development of an Evidence-Based Evaluation Model (EBEM) for radicalisation prevention and mitigation to allow such practitioners and policymakers to gain insights into the most recent ethical and legal evidence-based methods, techniques, and tools, as well as to evaluate: policies and strategies, complex long-term programmes, short-term actions, and ad-hoc interventions.
INDEED seeks to engage and capacitate practitioners in developing and implementing improved evidence-based P/CVE initiatives
The approach will be complemented with diverse, tailor-made, and needs-based training initiatives (i.e., training toolkit, e-learning courses, field training, Train the Trainers, and Trainers Community).
The kick-off meeting was hosted by the project’s coordinator, the Polish Platform for Homeland Security, in a hybrid form, with participants both in-person and online. Present were Innovative Prison Systems’ Pedro Liberado and Sara Afonso, and the remaining partners of INDEED’s comprehensive consortium. The list of partners comprises nineteen organisations from fifteen European countries, including several research entities and think tanks, law enforcement agencies, prison and probation services, NGOs, governmental bodies, and training providers.
For more information on the INDEED project, please visit this page.