Working together to address extreme ideologies and polarisation

Trilateral Research is developing a proposal for an EU funded project focused on addressing extreme ideologies and polarisation.

We are looking to collaborate with key actors (e.g., policy makers, government officials), institutions (e.g., educational institutions, health institutions, faith groups, Law Enforcement Agencies) and organisations (e.g., civil society organisations, charities) involved in addressing extreme ideologies and polarisation.

The deadline for submission of the proposal is 13 March 2018.

The ACT (Addressing Polarisation and Extreme Ideologies to Combat social Tensions) proposal will consolidate, synthesize and share knowledge, lessons learnt and solutions to enhance current understandings of the drivers and impact of extreme ideologies and their influence on social polarisation.

Terrorism is increasingly being inspired by a larger variety of ideologies[1], with the Global Terrorism Database[2] including over 5,000 terrorist-related incidents across Europe between 2006 and 2016. These incidents were carried out by various groups, including Jihadi-inspired extremists, Muslim extremists, right-wing and neo-Nazi extremists, political parties, and anarchist organizations.

Terrorist incidents “can sow the seeds of division between communities in Europe, giving rise to increasingly reactionary and extremist views in other parts of society. This contributes to a breeding ground for extremism, perpetuating a vicious circle of radicalisation, aggression, and violent responses”.[3]

 

Our Experience

 By collaborating with Trilateral on the ACT proposal, you will benefit from:

  • Trilateral’s extensive experience in proposal writing to lead the development of the ACT proposal
  • Our experience of conducting research on terrorism across Europe, which makes us ideally suited to leading research activities to enhance current understandings of extreme ideologies and social polarisation
  • Our network of contacts across Europe
  • Our expertise and experience in designing effective dissemination and communication strategies to maximise project impact

For further information on our services and expertise, please click here.

If you are interested in collaborating on this proposal, please contact Su Anson.

 

[1] European Commission, Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, The Council, The European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions, Preventing Radicalisation to Terrorism and Violent Extremism: Strengthening the EU’s Response, 15 January 2014.

[2] Global Terrorism Database

[3] European Commission, Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, The Council, The European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions, Preventing Radicalisation to Terrorism and Violent Extremism: Strengthening the EU’s Response, 15 January 2014.