The Radicalisation Awareness Network: Assessing its impact and potential

12 December 2018

Since its creation in 2011, the Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN) has become an essential tool for EU policies against radicalisation. Through the knowledge hub of the RAN Centre of Excellence, it has been supporting and shaping the EU agenda in preventing and addressing radicalisation. At the same time, RAN’s thematic Working Groups have been connecting practitioners across Europe in the joint effort to fight radicalisation via the exchange of good practice.

This Policy Dialogue, organised in partnership with the European Foundation for Democracy (EFD), brought together relevant policy interlocutors engaged in the functioning of RAN to discuss its impact and potential. It provided an opportunity to review the recent report by the European Court of Auditors on ‘Tackling radicalisation that leads to terrorism’ and to discuss to what extent changes have been implemented and the way forward for the Network.

Speakers included: Amanda Paul, Senior Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre, Mark Marshall, Principal Auditor, External action, security and justice, European Court of Auditors, Omar Ramadan, Senior Advisor and Director Radar Advies, Project Manager, RAN Centre of Excellence, Alexandra Antoniadis, Head of Sector, Prevention and Radicalisation, DG HOME, European Commission.