PRACTICIES Against radicalisation in cities


Partnership against Radicalisation in Cities



PRACTICIES mobilises networks of European cities and experts to better understand the human roots of violent radicalisation and to characterise these processes starting by their origins and to build concrete tools and prevention practices. This transnational project relies on the cooperation of experience in the field of urban security in cities and expertise of national structures to fight terrorism (partners from different countries involving Government and law enforcement agencies, municipalities, research institutions and private organisations).



  • To evaluate the existing procedures of registration, identification youth in the process of radicalisation in an urban space;
  • To describe and explain the social course of transition to radical action;
  • To provide concrete tools for action.


Expected outcomes

  • Synthesis and European consensus on radicalisation processes encouraging the construction of an aetiology of radicalisation processes;
  • Prevention and education tools that will build on the implementation of concrete actions to structure against speech and human alliances against violent radicalisation;
  • Evaluation of reporting procedures, identification, and treatment of people radicalised, by the comparative analysis of the procedures implemented in the enforcement agencies;
  • A breaking speech glossary in Europe;
  • Technological tools to promote the protection of youth and attempts of indoctrination, encouraging characterisation of sources and resources of hate speech and radicalisation;
  • Evaluation and innovation in urban policy radicalisation prevention by proposing new experiments, dissemination of good practices and promoting the mapping of skills of local players’ prevention and treatment of radicalisation.



University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès, France



IPS_Innovative Prison Systems, Portugal
Ministry of Justice (Attorney General’s Office), Portugal
Amadora City Hall, Portugal
University Charles De Gaulle Lille 3, France
University Grenoble Alpes, France
EFUS – European Forum for Urban Security, France
ONERA – National Office for Aerospace Studies and Research, France
CPDSI – Center of Prevention Against Sectarian Drift Related to Islam, France
Toulouse City Hall, France
Nice Cote D’Azur Metropolis, France
Profil Technology, France
Vertical, France
Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, Austria
Salzburg Municipality, Austria
TNS Opinion SA, Belgium
Maks vzw – Media Actie Kuregem Stad, Belgium
University of Piraeus Research Center, Greece
KEMEA – Center for Security Studies, Greece
University of Calabria, Italy
Ministry of Interior, Spain
University Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
Madrid City Hall, Spain
Applied Social Science Forum, Tunisia
National Commission for the Fight Against Terrorism, Tunisia



Horizon 2020 – The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation



01/05/2017 – 30/04/2020 (36 months)

PRACTICIES Against Radicaliation Project logo

Gathering networks of cities’ organisations and experts to better understand, prevent and address violent radicalisation


France, Spain, Austria, Italy, Greece, Portugal, Tunisia, Belgium


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