VORTEX - Coping with Varieties of Radicalization into Terrorism and Extremism
PRIF is part of the the EU-funded Marie Skłodowska-Curie Doctoral Network VORTEX, which brings together eight partners (universities and research institutes) and which will employ ten doctoral candidates. 14 associated partners will contribute to the doctoral network with professional expertise and secondment opportunities. VORTEX’s overarching aim is to develop new evidence-based innovative strategies to cope with ideological and behavioural radicalization. VORTEX will provide an integrated and meaningful research programme not only but primarily for doctoral candidates to pursue their research in a fruitful and meaningful dialogue among relevant disciplines and in a dense web of supervision, training, and interaction to jump start both successful and relevant careers.
PRIF coordinates the work packages on (1) “The ambivalences of the intersection between universal and selective prevention of extremism”, which is implemented jointly with with Université libre de Bruxelles and Violence Prevention Network, and (2) "Comparing Structures of Evaluation and Knowledge Management across Europe in the field of Pre-venting and Countering Violent Extremism”, which is implemented jointly with University of Oslo and Violence Prevention Network. PRIF is involved as well in the work packages on "Extremist identity creation and meaning-making at the nexus between online and offline environments“ (coordinated by Université libre de Bruxelles) and on "Secondary/Tertiary Prevention: Deradicalisation, Disengagement and Reintegration: Approaches of security agencies, social service agencies and civil society“ (coordinated by University of Oslo). In addition, the PRIF project leader is member of both VORTEX executive committee and VORTEX supervisory board.
Further details can be found on the VORTEX website.