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Radicalisation Awareness Network Policy Support

ICCT is a core partner in the European Commission’s Radicalisation Awareness Network Policy Support (RAN PS) project. Launched in January 2021 and running through December 2024, RAN PS aims to bridge the gap between policymaking and research. RAN PS supports EU Member States and priority third countries in the prevention and countering of radicalisation, strategic communications, and evidence-based policymaking, through knowledge-sharing and capacity-building.

ICCT is a functional unit coordinator overseeing the organisation of the network's capacity-building and knowledge-sharing events. ICCT is also a lead implementing partner, providing subject matter expertise on EU priority topics including the management of women and children returning from Iraq and Syria, prison-exit work and risk assessment in prison, strategic communications, as well as the threat posed by conspiracy theories, disinformation and the mainstreaming of radical discourses. ICCT’s policy support activities include delivery of workshops, training programmes, study visits, and research papers. Importantly, ICCT also has a leading role in the monitoring and evaluation of RAN Policy Support activities, focused on assessing the impact of RAN Policy Support activities on evidence-based policymaking across the EU.


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In 2021-2022 alone, ICCT wrote 13 research papers, delivered 11 capacity-building events, co-ordinated capacity-building events, and engaged with over 330 unique policymakers, reaching over 480 participants in total across 25 EU Member States. ICCT remains committed to the RAN PS to make an impact on European policymaker and will organise many more events in the future. Recently, the RAN PS was awarded a new contract by DG NEAR to continue its knowledge-generation and capacity-building in the Western Balkans.

RAN Policy Support papers and working documents are available exclusively to EU policymakers. Please contact ICCT RAN Policy Support ( if you would like access to these materials.

More information on RAN Policy Support is also available on the project website.