DRIVE seeks to understand how social exclusion influences the potential or actual radicalisation of Islamist and far-right individuals and groups in Northern Europe. DRIVE is distinctive in that it departs from traditional attempts to comprehend radicalisation by emphasising the significance of elements such as ideology or social movements linked with distinct political ideologies. DRIVE begins with the assumption that radicalisation is a social problem, and that there is a social solution in terms of inclusion and integration, which is an antidote to polarisation, widening social divisions, and deeper issues of class, ethnic, and racial conflict that underpin the workings of many Western European societies.
Children are born during times of war all over the world. Some from love relationships, and some from war violence. Some have good lives; others have difficult ones. Common to all, however, is that they have largely been overlooked, both by policymakers and researchers. EuroWARCHILD is an interdisciplinary research project studying the experiences and needs of three generations of children born of war in Europe: children fathered by enemy soldiers during World War II, conceived in sexual violence during the Bosnian war, and born to European foreign fighters to ISIS/Daesh. Based on this research, EuroWARCHILD aims to increase attention to these children in Europe and beyond.