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Re-thinking extremism research. Take part in our work and join the Science Hive

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OUR MISSION

We provide expertise and services to research projects on violent extremism, terrorism and deradicalization and produce new and (hopefully) cutting-edge insights in the field. 

We are driven by a motivation to improve society as a whole - a process which is going on at a too small pace. When compared with technological advancements, the snail-like speed and the need for change becomes apparent: contemporary mobile phones have multiple times the computing power of the computer for the first moon landing on board of Apollo 11.  The Internet and Social Media, once hailed as potential multipliers of democracy, are increasingly used to endanger it.

We are convinced that too little focus is put on the advancement of society as such, of promoting changes which require  to adapt to a world becoming smaller and more complex every day. We are motivated to contribute our share.

 

One of the biggest challenges today is violent extremism - an element of danger rarely understood. As a consequence, it is met with solutions, which, at best, satisfy ad-hoc sentiments in an emotionalised public debate, but do not systematically and fruitfully help to mitigate or even resolve the issue.

 

We want to change that with concrete outputs from our research. And while doing so, we do things differently. The following three points act as guiding principles in our work:

New research on political violence and violent extremism needs to grow like a plant.

NEW APPROACH

No 9 to 5 thinking

We choose a new approach in extremism research and combine basic with applied research. We also believe that a fresh approach combines best practices from research institutes, think tanks, universities and companies and creates something new: the merging of the best of several worlds. We also think research together with project implementation and provide our teams with tools which keep administration to a minimum and elevate quality research to a maximum. 

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SPREAD THE SCIENCE WORD 

No more ivory tower

Scientific insights need to walk the earth in order to fight fake news and help the truth to its right. We want as many people as possible to profit from our work and take part in it. Our blog makes its contribution to that aim.

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NETWORKING WITH ALL FIELDS 

Not exclusive but inclusive

Irrespective of the topic, many fields, academic and non-academic, can make a valuable contribution. We want to put all heads together and shine a light on the topic like never before. And produce insights like never before. 

PAST EVENT

New developments in online extremism and implications for youthwork
Final event of the CAYET project with keynote speech by Jakob Guhl of Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD)
When
27 Sept, 16:00 – 18:00 CEST
Where
https://youtu.be/6KYIQXiTHtM

OUR COOPERATION PARTNERS

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Österreichisches Bundesministerium für Justiz, Austrian Federal Ministry of Justice
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Senatorin für Justiz und Verfassung in Bremen, senator for justice and constitution in Bremen
European Foundation for South Asian Studies, EFSAS,
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