ARMOUR is planning different kind of interactions with first-line practitionersfocus groups, experimental labs, train the trainer programme, etc. that seeks to promote cooperation between different actors and to complement the countering violent extremism activities in their day-to-day professional life.

Should you be interested in taking part or benefiting from our events and findings, please let us know!

In addition, ARMOUR is looking for synergy with projects, organizations and formal/informal networks working in the field of societal polarization and different forms of radicalization, such as:

Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN): Members of the RAN working groups on Education (RAN EDU) and Youth, Families and Communities (RAN YFC) as well as the RAN YOUNG platforms will be invited to actively participate in project activities such as focus groups, experimental labs, validation or train of the trainers contributing not only to project implementation but to share and use the results. Representatives of the working groups will be invited to develop a study visit in parallel to the Granada steering committee, train of the trainers and/or the final event. ARMOUR’s methodology and guidelines will be presented as well to the RAN Center of Excellence and in the mentioned working groups or activities. ARMOUR will take advantage of RAN members’ expertise: RAN YFC will benefit in its work on the engagement with and empowerment of youth, communities and families, while RAN EDU will count on the project results as a complementary tool to better equip teachers in preventing radicalisation in order to empower and strengthen capacity to prevent, early detect, identify and deal with radicalisation in educational settings.

Institute for Strategic Dialogue’s Innovation Hub: to bring together civil society practitioners and content creators with the support of tech and social media companies, to provide sustained and strategic long-term support, dissemination and evaluation.

VOX POL Network of Excellence (NoE) is a European Union Framework Programme 7 (FP7)-funded academic research network focused on researching the prevalence, contours, functions, and impacts of Violent Online Political Extremism and responses to it. ARMOUR seeks synergy with VOX POL NoE and other similar projects under both FP7 and H2020 programmes that are focused on research and counter-narratives, with a global focus. They provide the necessary background for ARMOUR, which then moves the focus on the regional level and aims at credible alternative narrative through call for actions based on EU positive values.

Dialogue about Radicalisation and Equality’ (DARE): a H2020 project that aims to significantly increase understanding of why and how young people become radicalised and our capacity to effectively counter radicalisation. It does this through integrating research, policy and practice objectives and its finding will feed ARMOUR preliminary researches.

Youth Counselling Against Radicalization’ (YCARe): an Erasmus + project that aims at supporting youth counsellors in preventing and combatting radicalization. ARMOUR will use the project repository on awareness raising, training and demonstration materials for youth counsellors, trainers as well as didactic tools for professionals working in the field of youth counselling.

‘Partnership Against Violent Radicalization in Cities’ (PRACTICIES): a H2020 project that mobilizes networks of European cities, experts from the fields of humanities, political sciences, information sciences to better understand the human roots of violent radicalization and to characterize these processes starting by their origins and to build concrete tools and prevention practices.

‘Mapping, IdentifyiNg and Developing skills and opportunities in operating environments to co-create innovative, ethical and effective ACTions to tackle radicalization leading to violent extremism’ (MINDb4ACT): a H2020 project that works to improve current counter-violent extremism policies generating new ones connecting through collaboration ecosystems (innovative, open, participatory, user-centred environments) to co-design interventions, research actions, exchanges, strategic-policy exercises, training courses and pilot projects based on social innovation and civic engagement schemes.

‘Policy recommendation and improved communication tools for law enforcement and security agencies preventing violent radicalisation’ (PERICLES): a H2020 project aimed to develop a comprehensive approach to prevent and counter violent radicalisation and extremism. Policy recommendation and improved communication tools for law enforcement and security agencies preventing violent radicalisation is especially dedicated to transitional processes of radicalisation.

If your project or initiative falls within our areas of expertise and action plan, please get in contact with us and let us know how we can contribute to each other’s activities!