Joint organisers: Knowledge partners from France, Belgium and the Netherlands

Bringing together over 100 participants from a diverse range of (non-)governmental organisations, this Policy Lab shared insights into developing effective and resilient approaches, methods and policies to prevent radicalisation in today’s society.

While Belgium, France and the Netherlands utilise various approaches at national, regional and city level, partly due to varying social and administrative contexts, common themes emerged. Radicalisation’s complexity requires an integrated preventative approach, with cooperation across all levels of society. Local policy for preventing radicalisation must also specifically focus on its many forms and causes, and on cross-sector collaboration.

Throughout the event, a variety of workshops created opportunities for knowledge exchange, on topics ranging from analysing and defining radicalisation to training local actors and civil servants. In short, this Policy Lab both highlighted and served the pressing need for European countries to collaborate on effectively preventing radicalisation.