The Horizon 2020 research project PAVE has been investigating the root causes of, and driving factors behind, violent extremism and radicalization over the last three years. Now, with the project drawing to a close, a brand-new animated clip has just been released. While highlighting the global issue of radicalization, it shares the findings from the project’s intense research. The short video uses an easily accessible format to address an interested public. This includes short video snippets from project partners highlighting particular aspects of the research.

Maja Halilovic Pastuovic from Trinity College Dublin talks about the role of the state and education, Veronique Douduet from the Berlin-based Berghof Foundation focuses on the role community leaders play in making societies more safe and resilient, while ELIAMEP’s South-East Europe Programme Researcher, Bledar Feta, talks about the collaboration that needs to exist between civil society, religious actors and policy makers if P/CVE multi-actor mechanisms are to operate more efficiently.

The clip is available on the PAVE project website and on YouTube.  

Over the last three years, the consortium has greatly enjoyed its collaborative engagement with a diverse set of experienced and complementary partners on this timely project. Despite the severe challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the PAVE partners managed to build real team spirit and a collegial atmosphere across borders and regions.

Thanks to the dedication of the researchers involved, PAVE’s results are an important milestones on the way to making the prevention of violent extremism more responsive to contextual needs, better tailored to contemporary threats and emerging radicalization trends, and less bound up with securitized approaches. Our practical tools can contribute to building community resilience from the bottom up.