IMPACT Europe is a project funded by the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme aiming to fill the gap in knowledge and understanding of 'what works' in tackling violent radicalisation. Running from January 2014 to June 2017, this work will be the result of extensive, multidisciplinary, and end-user focused research and development by some of the most renowned research institutes in Europe and beyond.
The project will answer three questions to fill gaps in our knowledge that are currently limiting the effectiveness of counter-violent-radicalisation work:
The outcome of IMPACT Europe will improve and empower counter-violent-radicalisation policies and interventions across Europe. The project website is at impacteurope.eu
IMPACT Europe will develop an evaluation toolkit to help professionals in the public and voluntary sectors design and implement an evaluation of their programmes tackling violent radicalisation, whether policies or interventions. The toolkit will also help professionals go beyond the evaluation of a single project by integrating best practice into the design and implementation of future programmes.
This evaluation toolkit will be composed of four elements:
IMPACT Europe Consortium consists of 12 partners drawn from across Europe and beyond, specialising in academic and applied research, evaluation, community engagement, policing, commercial software and communications. Further information on each partner and their role in the project is provided at the link below.