IMPACT Europe – Innovative Method and Procedure to Assess Counter-Violent Radicalisation Techniques in Europe

IMPACT Europe is a project funded by the European Union 7th Framework Programme of Research 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 has been 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 IMPACT Europe online evaluation Toolkit helps stakeholders correctly evaluate their interventions, programmes and initiatives aimed at preventing and countering violent radicalisation and extremism, using the most appropriate and scientifically robust methods.

CEVAS role within the Consortium:  We were responsible for designing the external assessment of the evaluation toolkit, and for carrying out the ongoing evaluation of the project.

The project answered three questions to fill gaps in our knowledge that were 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 may improve and empower counter-violent-radicalisation policies and interventions across Europe.


IMPACT Europe Consortium consisted of 12 partners drawn from across Europe and beyond, specialising in academic and applied research, evaluation, community engagement, policing, commercial software and communications. Further information on each partner and their role in the project is provided at the links of the Project website :

• Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek (TNO)

• Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique (FRS)

• Studio CEVAS

• RAND Europe


• University of Milan Bicocca (UNIMIB)

• Hogeschool Utrecht (HU)

• Verwey-Jonker Instituut (VJI)

• Intelligence in Science (ISC)

• International Security and Counter-Terrorism Academy (ISCA)

• Nationale Politie (NP)

• Radical Middle Way (RMW)

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

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