The DARE (Dialogue about Radicalisation and Equality) project includes 17 partners in 13 countries - Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Malta, Norway, Poland, Russian Federation, The Netherlands, Tunisia, Turkey and the UK - and will run for four years. Funded under the EU Horizon 2020 Framework Programme, it will investigate young people’s encounters with and agents of radicalisation, how they receive and respond to those calls, and how they make choices about the paths they take.
The project aims to broaden understanding of radicalisation, demonstrate that it is not located in any one religion or community, and to explore the effects of radicalisation on society. DARE will focus on people aged between 12 and 30, as they are a key target of recruiters and existing research suggests they may be particularly receptive to radicalism. It will approach young people neither as victims nor perpetrators of radicalisation, but as engaged, reflexive, often passionate social actors who seek information they can trust, as they navigate a world in which calls to radicalisation are numerous. Read More Here.
What's Going On with DARE?
14 July 2019: The DARE Project is pleased to announce the publication of the meta-ethnographic synthesis (MES) of qualitative research. Authored by Alexandra Poli and Onur Arun the MES undertaken was designed to generate interpretive explanations of the relationship between inequality and radicalisation derived from the synthesis of the findings of multiple empirical studies. Studies included in this MES were qualitative (and mixed-method) empirical studies published in English between 1 January 2001 and 31 December 2017. The studies concerned two main forms of ‘radicalisation’ (radical Islamist and extreme right/anti-Islam(ist) and inequality (economic, sociopolitical and perceived injustice). Read the report here or on our publications page.
26th May 2019
DARE’s National Stakeholder Groups
For DARE it is vital to discuss the research questions and findings with young people, colleagues working in public administration, in community or youth centres or at schools and media organisations. DARE’s findings should be disseminated outside of the academic community. Researchers need to gather public opinion on their research findings. We need to discuss how and in which way DARE’s products, like videos and a toolkit for assessing de-radicalisation programmes, can be used in the most efficient and useful manner.
One of the actions to enhance the cooperation with people and organisations in the 13 DARE countries are the National Stakeholder Groups (NSGs). By May 2019, all consortium members had held several meetings with their stakeholders. In the UK and Norway, the NSGs have met on up to four occasions to discuss the development of the project, feeding it with insights and ideas. Furthermore, the composition of NSGs has evolved in line with key tasks.
It is important for the consortium that all DARE partners create the NSG they require and meet with their NSG to reflect on their tasks in DARE and their wider national context where relevant (this is likely to be approximately two times each year). The types of stakeholders and size of the NSG differ to reflect the wide range of national circumstances, with most NSGs having between six and 12 members drawn from across academia, policymaking and practitioner communities as well as media.
5th April 2019
On April 2-4, The DARE Consortium met in Malta, hosted by The People for Change Foundation.
the People for Change Foundation he two-day DARE Consortium meeting in Malta, bringing together the international partners from the project. The first day was kicked off by welcoming the new Project Manager, Charlotte Jones, as well as an overview of obligations, deliverables and deadlines for the project. The meeting included presentations of the progress and work carried out so far on the different Work Packages for DARE, as well as possible synergies between them. Further training was also delivered on Nvivo coding, in view of starting the process of analysing the research interviews. Issues around ethics, safety and security were discussed as well as data management. The Steering Committee, the Ethics Sub-Committee, the Impact Sub-Committee and the Security Advisory Board also met. As well as building on discussions of the DARE Policy Forum (held on 2nd April), the two-day Consortium meeting had a strong focus on definitions and terminology, and how the DARE research should be disseminated and published in an accessible way.
3 April 2019
On 2nd April, the DARE project held its mid-term Policy Forum in Malta, dedicated to the presentation of three key pieces of policy-relevant work which were completed during the first phase of the project. These include the comparative analysis of counter-radicalization policies across Europe; the systematic review of research on the relationship between radicalization and (in)equality; and, the new toolkit for the evaluation of the structural integrity of de-radicalization programmes. At the Policy Forum, DARE researchers and stakeholders presented the policy-related research findings and worked collaboratively towards the formulation of ideas on how these findings can inform policymakers and practitioners in their respective fields.