In 2016 practical training- and counselling material for first line practitioners are developed in the guidelines, the toolbox and e-learning platform and mobile apps. This on the basis of a needs assessment report.
A first conclusion is that there is demand for more awareness among first line practitioners who have to deal with radicalizing youth. Often they don’t know whether or not radicalisation is taking place. Therefore it is important that these first line practitioners are provided with information on what radicalization is and is not (e.g. extremism groups/types, etc.), as well as references to material about the history of radicalisation, religions and political pluralism.
Second, it appears that there is demand for early prevention tools. Practical didactic resource materials (e.g. activities) and methodological guidelines enable first line practitioners to apply adequate techniques in several fields such as: values internalization; prevention of polarisation and social inequality; youth empowerment; youth resilience; cultural inclusion; systemic intervention approach (based on family and on the Community); generation of arts projects.
Third, there is a need for early care and detection tools. These tools carry information about indicators and signals or characteristics, which enables to discriminate between for instance orthodoxy and fundamentalism, or between normal adolescent behaviour and radicalization. Outcomes should refer to specific guidelines so that practitioners know what to do if they suspect that radicalisation is taking place in a young person.