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


12/2022 |
Country papers on meso-level drivers in MENA and the Balkans [+]
12/2022 |
Country Report
North Macedonia - Meso-level Drivers of Radicalisation and Violent Extremism [+]
12/2022 |
Country Report
Kosovo - Meso-level Drivers of Radicalisation and Violent Extremism [+]

Latest News

Cross-Regional Youth Forum on violent extremism. Youngsters as actors for prevention
Connekt Launches Social Media Surveys
The CONNEKT team presents the project at 4 international events in the Euromediterranean


PAVE Policy Roundtable in Granada
Cross-Regional Youth Forum in Skopje
CONNEKT at the Eurocrim2022 Malaga Conference
Participation at the International Insanyyat Forum in Tunisia