The conclusion of PREPARE – insights from the PREPARE final conference

On June 13 2023, the PREPARE project presented its final key insights and findings from its research. There was frontline testament from an award-winning journalist who worked directly with children whose families are affiliated with violent extremism (VE). A panel discussion was facilitated among experts in the fields of human rights, child development, and social […]

The PREPARE final conference registration is now open!

The PREPARE consortium are delighted to host the project’s final conference on 13 June 2023 in Brussels (Belgium). The morning sessions of the final conference will also be available to live stream on the day. Over this 1-day conference, the PREPARE team will be joined by experts and practitioners to present and discuss the current […]

Gaps in trainings – how PREPARE addresses the needs of practitioners working with children from violent extremist families

Frontline practitioners such as social workers, psychologists and educators are increasingly engaging with children from violent extremist families. The PREPARE project identified a lack of comprehensive and open-access knowledge to support practitioners who work with and support children from families with links to violent extremism and seek to raise awareness about the various unique characteristics […]

Introducing the Child Vulnerability and Intervention tool – Guiding practitioners’ work with children of violent extremism

Bringing innovation to the practice can take many shapes and forms. In the context of PREPARE, the team were tasked with gathering state-of-the-art insights from current literature and, based on these findings, deliver two products: a Train-the-Trainer training module, led by Trilateral Research, and a proof-of-concept tool to support practitioners, led by TNO. What is […]

PREPARE in-person consortium meeting and Workshop 3

Over the next few days, the PREPARE consortium will be finalising the preparations for our next in-person consortium meeting and third PREPARE workshop taking place in The Hague on the 9th and 10th March 2023. Since our last in-person meeting in Dublin in November 2022, the PREPARE team have been hard at work developing the […]

The threat of far-right extremism in Germany: A matter of child protection

This blogpost was originally posted as a publication on the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism’s website. On 7 December 2022 German authorities arrested two dozen members of a right-wing terrorist organisation associated with the Reichsbürger (citizens of the Reich) for plotting an armed coup to overthrow the state. The events made headlines across the world, leading many to ask how […]

Second PREPARE workshop and in-person meeting held – Dublin, 16 & 17 November 2022

On 16-17 November 2022, the PREPARE partners met in Dublin to hold their second workshop and in-person consortium meeting since the start of the project at the beginning of 2022.    During the consortium meeting on 16 November, partners discussed their progress on PREPAREso far, shared insights and planned future research activities. In the afternoon session, the consortium mapped out […]

PREPARE attends DG HOME Joint Union Actions Event

On 26 September 2022, PREPARE members participated at the Joint Union Actions Event organised by the Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs in Brussels. PREPARE joined numerous other ISF-DG HOME projects awarded in 2019 and 2020 to present findings from their ongoing projects. Grant holders and external partners exchanged knowledge and experiences on violent extremism, migration and human trafficking.  The event […]