The kick-off meeting of a new Horizon 2020 project, coordinated by the Elcano Royal Institute, will take place in Brussels on 5 October 2017. The MINDb4ACT project aims to reassess individual, local, national and international approaches to the comprehension, identification and prevention of radicalisation leading to violent extremism.

The event, hosted by the Spanish Representation to the EU and co-organised and participated by representatives of the European Commission and the Council of the European Union, will present the main research initiatives tackling radicalisation and funded by the European Commission. The project will gather experts, police services and other stakeholders to discuss the role of the EU and Member States in developing prevention policies. In addition, there will be specific contributions to the debate on the role played by gender in radicalisation processes, the human rights and ethical dimension of preventive policies and solutions based on technology.

The MINDb4ACT project is to be developed by a consortium representing a well-balanced and multi-disciplinary group comprising 18 partners and 10 countries within the European Union. The project’s partners are: the Elcano Royal Institute (Spain), Coordinator; AGENFOR INTERNATIONAL (Italy); the University of Applied Sciences for Administration and Legal Affairs in Bavaria (Germany); The Madrid Municipal Police (Spain); the Danish Institute for International Studies (Denmark); the European Organisation for Security (Belgium); the Free University of Berlin (Germany); the Foundation for Strategic Research (France); the Civil Guard (Spain); the Polish Platform for Homeland Security (Poland); the Police University College (Finland); the Regional Police of Wielkopolska (Poland); the Police Service of Northern Ireland (UK);  the Centre of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence and Organised Crime Research at Sheffield Hallam University (UK); SYNYO GmbH (Austria); the Free University of Brussels (Belgium); Women without Borders (Austria); and the Ministry of Justice (Italy).

Thursday 5 October 2017, from 8:30 to 14:00 h. Permanent Representation of Spain, Bd. Du Régent, 52, 1000 Brussels.

Press release: The Elcano Royal Institute leads a European project on tackling violent radicalisation