TAKEDOWN focussed on creating new insights on Organized Crime and Terrorist Networks (OC/TN) through quantitative and qualitative research as well as in-depth analysis. Furthermore, a multidimensional model for analysing cases and assessing risks was created, and the online platforms www.firstlinepractitioners.com and www.fightcrimeterrorism.com have been developed. The TAKEDOWN policy recommendations are based on insights from the
PROTON is an innovative approach for a better understanding of the recruitment mechanisms in criminal and terrorist organisations. The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N° 699824.
The issue of radicalization leading to terrorism has become a crucial part of the political and academic agendas in Europe, confronted, especially in the last decade, not only to the threat from Jihadist terrorism but also with right/left wing violent extremism. Though violent radicalization is not a new phenomenon, its most recent manifestations require a
The Austrian national security research project AWID is going to provide highly relevant additional perspectives and insights on preventive measures against radicalization and ideologies of degradation in the youth setting.