This repository is dedicated to guidelines, tools, etc. developed by third parties and identified by the ARMOUR Consortium as best practices in the social polarization field for first line practitioners working with children and youth.

The RAN Collection of Approaches and Practices presents a set of seven practitioners’ approaches in the field of prevention of radicalisation, each of them illustrated by a number of lessons learned and selected practices and projects. The Collection supports the actions proposed in the EU Commission Communication “Preventing Radicalisation to terrorism and Violent Extremism: Strengthening the EU’s Response”, published in January 2014.

The Collection should be considered as a practical, evolving and growing tool, where practitioners, first liners and policy makers may: draw inspiration from, find examples adaptable to their local/specific context, and identify counterparts to exchange on prevention experiences.

As a work in progress, the RAN Collection is continuously adjusted and enhanced with new practices from EU/EEA Member States, providing information on community engagement and empowerment, delivering counter - or alternative narratives, educating young people, exit strategies, family support, multi-agency approach, prison and probation interventions, and training for first line practitioners.

The RESOLVE Network is a global consortium of researchers, research organizations, policymakers and practitioners committed to empirically driven, locally defined research on the drivers of violent extremism and sources of community resilience. International stakeholders established RESOLVE to generate, facilitate, aggregate, and synthesize methodologically sound, locally informed research on the dynamics of violent extremism.

RESOLVE is a resource hub for researchers, practitioners, and policymakers in need of nuanced, multidisciplinary, empirical approaches to analyse the drivers of violent extremism and sources of community resilience. RESOLVE’s work provides key insights on violent extremism by establishing connections and asking critical questions to enhance and inform P/CVE research, policy, and practice.

Every month, the RESOLVE Secretariat collates a digest of CVE-relevant, thematic must-reads to enrich the narrative around violent extremism.

Founded in 1987 under the auspices of the Council of Europe, the European Forum for Urban Security (Efus) is the only European network of local and regional authorities dedicated to urban security. It includes nearly 250 local and regional authorities from 16 countries.

The network provides for an interesting collection of publications, practice sheets, videos, and training materials.

The VOX-Pol Network of Excellence (NoE) is a FP7-funded academic research network focused on researching the prevalence, contours, functions, and impacts of violent online political extremism and responses to it. They provide for a series of publications in the field.

The BRaVE project records counter-extremism projects, policies and institutions active between 2014 and 2019, as well as relevant studies published since 2000. The BRaVE Interactive Map allows you to discover relevant projects, studies, policies and institutions which aim to tackle violent extremism and polarisation.

MINDb4ACT has launched a case studies catalogue on radicalization, security and human rights.

The TAKEDOWN toolkit aims at supporting first-line practitioners, who are looking for an intuitive compilation of relevant resources related to radicalization, violent extremism, terrorism, organized crime and cybercrime. The toolkit helps them to reduce the large amount of information by allowing you to choose from a variety of areas and challenges.

A dedicated dashboard provides with a set of similar cases, relevant practices, related public Services, apps and tools, knowledge articles and further external resources.

The TAKEDOWN Platform offers access to existing trainings and trainings providers in Europe and beyond that focus on radicalisation and crime prevention.

LET'S TALK ABOUT IT is an UK initiative designed to provide practical help and guidance to the public in order to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. It focuses on three key areas: building close relationships between our schools and universities, prisons, places of worship, health services, children’s services, community groups, charities and other institutions; challenging extremist ideology and groomers by working closely with local and national agencies, partners and our communities; and supporting vulnerable individuals through intervention projects.

Let’s Talk About It advocates the value of a strong and united community, prioritising the need for consistent awareness of the threat of radicalisation to become a part of our daily lives. It is developed under the Prevent umbrella, where Prevent is one of the four elements of CONTEST, the UK Government’s counter-terrorism strategy.

They provide their amazing resources and support materials for free!

Those working with young people often say they find approaching issues around hate or extremism difficult and don’t always feel sufficiently equipped to hold constructive conversations. The Extreme Dialogue Project takes these concerns into account and provides a structured framework that suits different groups, objectives and sensitivities.

Extreme Dialogue promotes important discussions about compassion, cohesion and tolerance through a structured framework which helps to develop young people's critical thinking abilities, and skills which are transferable to a number of cross-curricular subject areas and life experiences.

The project is a vital means for schools and other community groups to fulfil statutory safeguarding duties. But going beyond keeping young people safe, it can also inform and enrich their lives through encouraging active citizenship to fulfil statutory safeguarding duties.

The project provides for free educational materials informed by more than 20 years of research and experience in managing global and community conflict.