IMPACT Europe, Method to evaluate Counter-violent extremism, European Union 7th FP (2013-2017)

08/22/2016

Innovative Method and Procedure to Assess Counter-violent-radicalisation Techniques in Europe

 

IMPACT Europe-Logo IMPACT Europe is a project funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme aiming to fill the gap in knowledge and understanding of ‘what works’ in tackling violent radicalisation. Running from January 2014 to June 2017, this work will be the result of extensive, multidisciplinary, and end-user focused research and development by some of the most renowned research institutes in Europe and beyond. The project website is at http://impacteurope.eu   The project will answer three questions to fill gaps in our knowledge that are currently limiting the effectiveness of counter-violent-radicalisation work:

  1. How effective are various programmes at tackling violent radicalisation?
  2. What is best practice in tackling violent radicalisation?
  3. How does this inform our knowledge and understanding of violent radicalisation?

The outcome of IMPACT Europe will improve and empower counter-violent-radicalisation policies and interventions across Europe. The project website is at http://impacteurope.eu

AIM

  • IMPACT Europe will develop an evaluation toolkit to help professionals in the public and voluntary sectors design and implement an evaluation of their programmes tackling violent radicalisation, whether policies or interventions. The toolkit will also help professionals go beyond the evaluation of a single project by integrating best practice into the design and implementation of future programmes.This evaluation toolkit will be composed of four elements:
  1. A standardised methodology, to provide professionals with a tool to conduct robust evaluations;
  2. An evaluation results database, to allow professionals to analyse these results over time, identify best practice and develop a more informed understanding of violent radicalisation;
  3. A training course (including a train-the-trainer component), to build professionals’ capacity to design, carry out and learn from appropriate evaluations;
  4.  A training manual, to provide easy reference for professionals applying the toolkit.

Timeline

The project runs from January 2014 to June 2017.

Process

 

 

 

 

 

Partners

IMPACT Europe Consortium consists of 12 partners drawn from across Europe and beyond, specialising in academic and applied research, evaluation, community engagement, policing, commercial software and communications.

PRODUCTS

-  Leone L, Tagle L, Hofman J, Evaluation Needs in the Counter-Violent Extremism Policy Field. Paper presented at the 12th  EES European Evaluation Association biennial Conference, Maastricht (NL),  30 September 2016 (Download)

PARTNERS

Further information on each partner and their role in the project is provided at the links below.

Two additional partners in the form of other end-user organisations have been  recruited during the project.

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European_UnionThis project has received funding from the European Union’s
Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development
and demonstration under grant agreement no 312235

 

 

Comments

Comments

  1. younes ahmed scrive:

    Hello

    With all due respect, just a little note, I think the questions in the survey was focusing to much about evaluations only and did not ask anything about the practical ground work which in my regards is very important too.

    Sincerly

    Younes

  2. Leone scrive:

    Hi Younes,
    I agree with you but the aim of the IMPACT project (and therefore of our assessment) was about the evaluation of Counter-Violent-Extremism.
    Best, Liliana

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