Final deliverables


Overview of the project deliverables

Within the SAFIRE project we provided the following public Final deliverables:

Ethical and legal concerns
Hogeschool Utrecht
This deliverable reports the legal and ethical work that has been performed within SAFIRE. The legal analysis in SAFIRE addressed questions such as which behaviour associated with radicalisation is criminal behaviour. The ethical issues were addressed throughout the project in close cooperation between the ethicists and the researchers using a method called ethical parallel research.
Inventory of the factors of radicalization and counterterrorism interventions.
RAND Europe, ISCA, Bridge129
The report applies a scientific eye to the existing political science literature. It brings a much needed contribution to a field in which scientific works are outnumbered by commentaries. While both have a place it is essential to question what factors are linked to violent radicals and terrorists (as opposed to radicals who do not advocate or believe in the use of violence), which factors are correlated with violent extremism and terrorism, plus which are or may be causal, and finally, which factors distinguish violent radicals and terrorists from the rest of the population.
Modeling, culture, indicators and intervention evaluation
Building on the results of the project’s previous work packages1, the work in the present summary describes a study to identify clusters of violent radical groups and individuals focusing on their actions rather than on their stated ideologies.
Empirical Study (revised)
University of Amsterdam
This research report presents two studies in which factors related to radicalisation are investigated. One major aim of this study is to validate social-psychological factors that are included in the SAFIRE social network model of WP4. The present study validates these factors in (1) the context of a training that should make non-radical Muslim youth resilient in the face of radicalisation and (2) among former right-wing extremists. Additional objectives are to evaluate the effectiveness of the resilience training and to consider possible interventions that could be done in the restorative phase. Comparisons are made with findings of WP3.
From radicalisation analysis to deradicalisation: policy and field recommendations
The objective of the present report is to answer the following questions: a) How and for which audience might SAFIRE be useful? b) What are the relevant SAFIRE impacts for different end-users with various levels of involvement and focus? To this end, we present the impact of SAFIRE with the goal of informing different end-user communities: a) researchers and academics, b) front-line practitioners, c) security and legal professionals and 4) political authorities. These end-user communities are characterized by their activity levels: a) strategic/macro-level, b) intermediate or tactical-level, c) field-level or micro-level.