The ARMOUR Team has developed empirical research activities to get insights from practitioners and experts working with youth in different fields. In July 2019, the project finalized the first qualitative research stage and delivered findings based upon over 70 interviews, which varied due to the specificities across countries or were limited by other aspects like number of respondents or lack in provided information.

The second research stage built upon these findings and carried out seven focus groups in order to identify and validate key aspects and additionally deepen into the national context of each project Member State. The analyses are now finalized, and results are organized in three different sections following the structure of the interviews´ findings. Firstly, the knowledge and understanding of radicalization and violent extremism by participants, its causes, push and pull factors and key aspects are discussed; secondly, an overview of discussions about existing services, protocols, programs, strategies and policies, is given; finally, the elements and considerations for an effective prevention and intervention actions with youth and minors to build resilience are reported. The information included in the three parts is organized around the findings from each of the seven countries analysed: Italy, Austria, The Netherlands, Spain, Malta, Romania and Greece.

A set of general conclusions of the most relevant issues and transversal aspects for all countries and work areas is provided.

The final WP2 ‘Mapping challenges, needs, innovative solutions required in the process of prevention and de-radicalization’ document brings an overview of the context and situation in each of the countries and provides crucial outcomes to define the upcoming project steps.

All project deliverables are to be published in the ARMOUR Website’s Deliverables Section.