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The Danish Centre for Prevention of Extremism

The Danish Centre for Prevention of Extremism was established in 2017 with the purpose of strengthening prevention of extremism, nationally, locally and online.

The Danish Centre for Prevention of Extremism was established in 2017 with the purpose of strengthening prevention of extremism, nationally, locally and online.

Thus, the centre supports the preventive work done by local interagency collaborations, municipalities, regions, educational institutions, housing organizations, associations and other actors.

The core tasks of the centre are:

  • Counselling municipalities and other local actors on 1) how to tackle concrete challenges with extremist background, for instance suppressive social control and other social harm, agitation and recruitment attempts in schools and residential areas, violence, threats, vandalism and other forms of hate crime, and 2) developing strategic action plans for prevention and an interdisciplinary organization to support it.
  • Training and upskilling professionals, e.g. on internet challenges, assessing concerns and handling cases.
  • Developing tools and methods, e.g. for mentors and parent coaches to support at-risk persons and families and for area based prevention in local communities.
  • Producing and communicating research-based knowledge, initiating and compiling research, counselling, training, podcasts, publications and website.

The centre is also secretariat for a National Coordination Group on Prevention of Extremism with relevant national actors, including the Danish National Police, the Agency for Education and Quality, Local Government Denmark and Danish Regions.

Furthermore, a network of some 40 researchers is affiliated to the centre, assisting it in its mission to promote research- and knowledge based prevention efforts.

The centre is part of the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration, which is answerable to the Ministry of Immigration and Integration.

last modified Jul 01, 2020