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Mapping, Identifying and Developing Skills and Opportunities in Operating Environments to Co-create Innovative, Ethical and Effective Actions to Tackle Radicalization Leading to Violent Extremism

The MINDb4ACT research and development project charts the existing practices and develops new ones in order to support the prevention of violent radicalization and extremism. The project focuses on analyzing the current status of the prevention of violent radicalization and extremism in Europe, systematizing the available information and competencies in order to support authorities’ operations and strategic decision-making, and strengthening multidisciplinary cooperation in preventing violent radicalization. In addition to research work, the project involves exchange programs for authorities, practices, courses and pilot projects. Through these measures, the project will produce recommendations for the development of current practices, as well as practical solutions for stakeholders, end-users and decision-makers in the security sector.

Timescale: September 2017 – August 2020 (the Police University College decided to terminate the participation in the project in November 2018)

Partners: The project's lead coordinator is Real Instituto Elcano (Spain). The project consortium consists of 18 partners from 10 European countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain and United Kingdom. The partners include law enforcement agencies, research institutions, universities, technology businesses, an NGO and the prison administration.

Funding: Total of approximately EUR 3 million from the EU’s Horizon 2020 program, of which the Police University College’s share is approximately EUR 177,000.

Contact persons at the Police University College: Project Manager Pirjo Jukarainen, Researcher Miia Myllylä and Senior Researcher Kari Laitinen. Email addresses: [email protected] (please note: miia.myllyla, kari.m.laitinen).