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DARE – Dialogue about Radicalisation and Equality

The project investigates how young people aged between 12 and 30 respond to messages and agents of radicalisation.

The project explores young people’s encounters with radical and extremist messages and milieus, how these messages are received, and how they undertake choices about the direction onward. The radical milieus include both the extreme right and extreme Islamism.

DARE is primarily based on qualitative interviews with young people between 12 and 30 in several countries, as this is the target group for recruitment, and because existing research sees them as especially vulnerable for radicalisation.

DARE is directly directed towards policy and practical application among stakeholders involved via various committees, user groups and fora for participation. Through such a collaboration DARE wishes to develop tools and ways of action appliable for use among young people in both formal and informal contexts, to combat violent radicalisation.

The overall objectives of the project aim to contribute to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals within 4) quality education, 10) reduced inequality, 11) sustainable cities and communities, 16) peace, justice and strong institutions.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 725349.

The project includes partners in Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Malta, Norway, Poland, Russia, the Netherlands, Great Britain, Tunisia and Turkey, that is 13 countries. The project started in May 2017, will last 4 years and is coordinated by the University of Manchester.

Norwegian partners are OsloMet, represented with colleagues from the research institute Norwegian Social Research – NOVA and the Faculty of Education and International Studies (LUI), in addition the University of Oslo, represented with CERES.

  • Participants at OsloMet

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    • Partner institutions

      • OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University (Norway)
      • University of Manchester (UK)
      • Anadolu University (Turkey)
      • Collegium Civitas University (Poland)
      • École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (France)
      • The Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar (Croatia)
      • Research Unit on Right-Wing Extremism (Germany)
      • European Network Against Racism (Belgium)
      • The German Institute on Radicalization (Germany)
      • The Higher School of Economics (Russia)
      • Leiden University (The Netherlands)
      • Panteion University (Greece)
      • The University of Sfax (Tunisia)
      • The University of Oslo (Norway)
      • Teesside University (UK)
      • The People for Change Foundation (Malta)
      • The University of Birmingham (UK)

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