On November 9-10, 2023, representatives of the CounteR Consortium presented project results, outcomes, and lessons learned with partners from the radicalisation research ecosystem in Rome.
Prof. Marco Lombardi and Prof. Barbara Lucini from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) attended the final conference of PARTICIPATION: a sibling project of CounteR, also funded through the Horizon Europe Research and Innovation Programme. PARTICIPATION aims at capturing and exploring contemporary experiences of extremism and radicalisation. Through more effective social and education policies and interventions, the project seeks prevent extremism, radicalisation and polarisation that can lead to violence.
Prof. Lucini and Prof. Lombardi were among the keynote speakers from academic institutions during a panel at the final conference, entitled “Participatory approach to analysing and preventing radicalisation”. Its two main themes – conspiracy theories and radicalisation trends, and the role of civil society and institutions in preventing violent extremism – gathered a number of researchers, practitioners, NGO workers, institutional representatives, and other stakeholders.
The conference highlighted the innovative and participatory methods and tools that the project has developed and tested for analysing and preventing radicalisation and violent extremism in various contexts and countries over the past three years.