Strengthening Evaluation Culture

Report Surveys the Needs of Practitioners for Evaluation and Quality Assurance Processes in the Prevention of Extremism

Titelbild des PRIF Report 7/2022 (Foto: PIRO4D via Anja Feix).

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Evaluations and instruments of quality assurance and knowledge management are intended to provide orientation in the diverse landscape of extremism prevention and to identify successful prevention approaches. In doing so, they are often the subject of controversial debates that so far have not sufficiently taken into account the perspective of practitioners on the topics of evaluation, scientific monitoring, and quality assurance. 

In this report, the authors of the PrEval Project identify, on the basis of a survey of 429 practitioners, which forms of evaluation and quality assurance instruments are currently used and what purposes they serve. For the first time, they include the specific needs of prevention practice in the fields of right-wing extremism and Islamist extremism in order to formulate recommendations for further development in the field.

This report takes stock of the German prevention landscape, compares evaluation standards and places them in the context of current research. The aim of the survey and study is to promote mutual understanding among all actors involved and to strengthen the culture of evaluation in German extremism prevention in the long term.

Download: Koynova, Svetla/Mönig, Alina/Quent, Matthias/Ohlenforst, Vivienne: Monitoring, Evaluation und Lernen: Erfahrungen und Bedarfe der Fachpraxis in der Prävention von Rechts­­extremismus und Islamismus, PRIF Report 7/2022, Frankfurt/M.

Further information on the project “PrEval Evaluation Designs for Prevention Measures” at (in German).