Mapping drivers of violent

extremism among youth

to improve prevention

A Horizon 2020

EU-funded project

CONNEKT (Contexts of Violent Extremism in MENA and Balkan Societies) is a Horizon 2020 EU-funded research project that explores the drivers of radicalisation and violent extremism among young people aged from 12 to 30 in eight countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Egypt, Jordan, Kosovo, Morocco, North Macedonia, and Tunisia.

The project will map and establish interrelationships and specific significance of seven potential drivers within three different levels of analysis.

Representatives from the 14 organisations that make up the consortium that will develop the project until August 2023 met in Barcelona the 10th February 2020 to take part in the kick-off of the project and a launch event. 

Check CONNEKT’s official video


07/2022 |
Egypt - Macro-drivers of radicalisation and violent extremism [+]
12/2021 |
Macro approaches to the study of radicalisation and violent extremism in MENA and the Balkans [+]
12/2021 |
Macro approaches to the study of radicalisation and violent extremism: a view from the Balkan region [+]

Latest News

The scientific coordinator of CONNEKT shares the methodology and preliminary results of the project in Barcelona
The Horizon 2020 sister projects CONNEKT, PAVE and PREVEX organise a Science-to-Policy meeting at the European Parliament
The Metodological Lab in Meknès marks the start of the 6th phase of the CONNEKT project


CONNEKT at the Eurocrim2022 Malaga Conference
Participation at the International Insanyyat Forum in Tunisia
CONNEKT at the Annual Conference of the Society for Terrorism Research
Lurdes Vidal, the Scientific Coordinator of the H2020 CONNEKT project, participates in the EUCTER Seminar on EU Counter-Terrorism