In the face of the latest attacks, we reinforce our commitment and work with scientific research with social impact, for the prevention of cases like this and the achievement of a plural society, free of all violence.

An investigation of the European Scientific Program (Horizon 2020) provides evidence to improve prevention of terrorism

PROTON, Modeling the PRocesses leading to organized crime and TerrOrist Networks, funded by the European Scientific Research Program (Horizon 2020), aims to provide evidence on recruitment processes in networks of terrorism and organized crime, on which policies can be based at the international, national and local level. The PROTON consortium consists of 21 research centers of reference in the study of terrorism and organized crime, integrating social and computational sciences and some of the most relevant institutions in the field, such as Transcrime of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the European Police Office (EUROPOL), the European Crime Prevention Network (EUCPN) and CREA (UB).

The CREA team is led by Lídia Puigvert and is responsible for analyzing the ethical and social impacts of terrorism prevention policies in Europe to ensure that PROTON generates better policies based on scientific evidence. In addition to the review of scientific literature and policy analysis in all EU member states, CREA carries out field work in six countries (Spain, Italy, UK, Germany, Romania, the Netherlands) including actors’ voices (such as prisons, education, social movements, religion, media) to deepen these impacts. This work is part of the task developed by the group of Arab and Muslim studies led by Lena de Botton, to provide answers to the questions on the prevention of the radicalization of many young people, and in the experience in the analysis of the social impact of the research mainly through the IMPACT-EV project of the 7th Framework Program.

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