“In trying to make sense of the world, youth can be drawn to radicalisation. There is a growing body of literature on youth radicalisation, but the majority does not take into account young people’s opinions.
The EU-funded CONNEKT project gives youth a strong voice in understanding the phenomenon of violent extremism. It recognises young people as agents of prevention and their right to have a say in the issues that affect them and endeavours to better comprehend grievances that may lead them to radicalisation.”
This is how CONNEKT is presented when featured by the Community Research and Development Information Service (CORDIS) of the European Commission, the primary source of results from the projects funded by the EU’s framework programmes for research and innovation, from FP1 to Horizon Europe. The project is included in a Results Pack on strategies to prevent radicalisation and violent extremism released in April 2023 that also features sister projects PREVEX and PAVE.