The article presents the findings of the largest scientific youth-led study on violent youth radicalisation in Europe. It is based on the results of the 3-year Youth Empowerment and Innovation Project (YEIP) , and looks at causes as well as solutions from a youth perspective. The paper is divided into three parts. The first briefly describes the overall methodology of the programme, while presenting some of key definitions. The second part presents YEIP’s findings. Finally, the chapter concludes with some critical reflections for research and European policy and practice. Overall, the chapter used data that was collected through a youth-led methodology involving 75 young researchers from seven EU countries. The project was broken down into four scientific blocks. The first block involved secondary research as well as primary fieldwork with 133 participants. The second block carried out fieldwork with 380 participants. The third scientific block involved a total of 478 young people, 354 professionals and 195 policy makers. Finally, the fourth block involved 1408 young participants and 517 professionals. In total, YEIP directly engaged with and spoke to 3540 individuals from as young as 16 years old to 78.

Keywords: comparative findings, seven EU countries, radicalisation, good lives model

THEO GAVRIELIDES | VIOLENT YOUTH RADICALISATION IN EUROPE: THE YOUTH-LED MODEL

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