About Fieldwork

Though field workers are the undisputed experts in the field of radicalised individuals, they could benefit from tools to help them do their work better, for example, to help identify who is at risk and the best way of helping people who need support. What tools and methods are available and the most effective to provide this support? SAFIRE provides field workers, who help people at various stages in the radicalisation process, with information about which tools and methods are available and effective, in order to help them do their work better. Examples are: an overview of observable indicators of radicalisation, principles of effective interventions, guidelines on how to train those who help high-risk individuals, and typologies of radical groups and individuals showing common characteristics.

Below you will find links to Focus documents relevant for Fieldwork.

List of publications

What we gained: Practice and Science
H.J. Griffioen-Young and A.J. van Vliet, TNO
Taking a bird’s eye view of SAFIRE: The project’s main conclusions
(Legal) constraints in terms of group targeting
A. van Gorp, University of Applied Sciences Utrecht
Differences between EC countries in allowing the selection of specific groups for social programmes
Managing terrorist offenders upon release from prison
E. Disley, K. Weed and A. Reding, RAND Europe
Is multi-agency offender management appropriate for terrorist offenders released from prison?
Credibility of intervention workers
J. Pliner, ISCA
How the relationship between intervention practitioners and participants can influence the process of de-radicalisation
What matters in counter and deradicalisation efforts
R. Wijn, TNO
Socio-psychological factors associated with effective counter- and de-radicalization interventions
Observable indicators of possible radicalisation
J. Pliner, ISCA
An operational tool developed from actual practices of first-line workers across Europe to help counter- and de-radicalization practitioners identify individuals who may be in the process of radicalization, and how to use this tool in a way that preserves citizens' democratic rights
Intellectual and motivational intervention approaches
J. Pliner, ISCA
The cognitive and societal components of the processes of radicalisation and de-radicalisation are described in the literature as intellectual and motivational elements
Operational indicators
P. Goetz, CEIS
Using analysis grids in order to obtain the profile of a violent radical group or individual
Clusters of groups and individuals
M. de Maupeou, CEIS
Identifying the nature of an emerging violent radical threat through group and individual clustering
Decision of action
O. Cahuzac, CEIS
Going beyond ideology: an innovative way to analysing terrorism
Key socio-psychological factors in preventive and suppressive interventions
A. R. Feddes, L. Mann and B. Doosje, University of Amsterdam
In this document socio-psychological factors are described that need to be taken into account when intervening to prevent violent radicalisation or stimulate de-radicalisation
An interview study on effects of a Train-the-Trainer programme
B. M. Havermans, A. R. Feddes and B. Doosje, University of Amsterdam
In this document an evaluation is described of a programme that aims to prepare trainers for conducting a training that makes adolescents more resilient against violent radicalisation.
On self-deradicalisation
J.L. Marret, Fondation pour la recherche stratégique
Self-deradicalisation, as a self-driven process, does not seem to have ever been considered per se, though it is possible that many radicals remain unknown or undetected and, after a while, stop being radical on their own accord. Some theoretical corpuses deserve to be examined on this matter, as a very preliminary conceptual perspective.
Confrontation in deradicalisation interventions (some challenges)
J.L. Marret, Fondation pour la recherche stratégique
It can be assumed that in view of the specific nature of some interventions (especially the most coercive ones) specific concerns regarding physical or verbal violence directed towards the practitioners, who carry out the interventions, might arise.
Radicalisation in the digital era
A. Reding, C.e Edwards and L. Gribbon, RAND Europe
The role of the internet in radicalisation and terrorism
Democracy and deradicalisation programmes
A. van Gorp (University of Applied Sciences Utrecht) and A. Roosendaal (TNO)
Should a government be allowed to intervene in pre- or non-violent radicalisation?