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 explored between 2020 and 2023 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 mapped and established interrelationships and specific significance of seven potential drivers within three different levels of analysis.

Representatives from the 14 organisations of the CONNEKT consortium that carried out the research presented its results and recommendations in Brussels on 25-26 January 2024 at the CONNEKT’s Final Conference. 

Check CONNEKT’s presentation video


06/2024 |
The unexplored potential of the EU as a mediator of PCVE efforts across its neighbourhood [+]
06/2024 |
Tunisia - Country Paper on Micro-Level Drivers [+]
05/2024 |
Prevention Measures against Violent Extremism and Radicalisation in the MENA and Balkans [+]

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CONNEKT researcher Aida Traidi at a RAN's event on combatting online hate speech
CONNEKT at the RAN's Spotlight 2023
CONNEKT Final Conference in Brussels


CONNEKT at the Tech Against Terrorism Barcelona Workshop
CONNEKT's Final Conference in Brussels on the 25th and 26th of January
The CONNEKT project, funded by the EU, is gathering in Sarajevo to celebrate the final conference for the Balkans region. The event will be hosted by the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Sarajevo in the 8th of December.
Amman hosts the CONNEKT PVE Toolkit Methodology Lab