Addressing Radicalisation, Violent Extremism and Polarisation

The Institute’s approach is based upon 3 pillars: operations, research, and training and capacity building. Through operations we engage directly in communities and countries working with partners to address the root causes, drivers and dynamics of radicalisation, violent extremism and armed conflict. Our research line is dedicated to improving policy and practice through developing front-line experience and understanding of ‘what works’, ‘what doesn’t work’ and ‘why’, and implementing joint evaluation with practitioners and agencies in the field to gather lessons identified and practices that can improve the field.

Our training and capacity building programmes are implemented through the International Peace and Development Training Centre (IPDTC). IPDTC has provided more than 400 training programmes for senior government leadership and officials, UN missions and agencies, armed forces, security actors, and local, national and international organisations. IPDTC trainings are highly practical and customised to meet the needs, contexts and objectives of our partners on the ground. At the core of our approach is the commitment to effective means, multi-agency and multi-sectoral cooperation, upstream prevention and comprehensive approaches, and using evaluation to effectively understand what practices and policies work – and which may contribute to making situations worse.

Future directions

The Institute’s approach is to work upon request to support programming in communities and countries affected by war and violent extremism and to develop or take part in European and international partnership-based consortiums and joint efforts to improve international cooperation and direct programming to improve policy, practice, and resources for practitioners. We focus on improving collaboration and joined-up approaches, and overcoming key ‘blockers’ of effective practice.

For more information or to express interest in a partnership, contact us at: [email protected].