Factsheet European Database Terrorists
NEED EUROPEAN SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH TERRORISM In Europe, terrorist attacks are committed and prevented, and many terrorists are convicted and detained (Europol, 2018). Terrorist fighters return from Syria and Iraq, there are ‘homegrown’ terrorists, and convicted terrorists leave prisons after detention. We need more knowledge about the risk characteristics of European terrorists to improve risk assessment, risk management and risk prevention of terrorism. Therefore, thorough research on European terrorists with a control group is urgently needed, also to improve the scientific base of the widely used VERA-2R, the violent extremism risk assessment instrument, to improve inter-agency risk communication, and to learn more about risk interventions and recidivism.
Training professionals using the VERA-2R
Many judicial professionals have been trained in using the VERA-2R in and outside Europe. In the training course the VERA-2R manual (2018 version in English, Dutch, German and French) and training material in four languages are used. A Finnish translation will be updated. Below an overview of European and non-European countries trained in the VERA-2R. Some countries are mentioned that will be trained.
VERA-2R manual translated
We have good practical VERA-2R manuals in four languages: English, French, German and Dutch.
Successful DARE meeting November 2018
On November 14 and 15, 2018 the two-day meeting of the DARE-project took place at the Radisson Blu hotel near Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands, with researchers and participants from participating member states.
Training courses in Europe 2018
A growing number of European forensic professionals use the VERA-2R.
Inspiring DARE Project meeting
The two-day meeting of board and participants of the European funded DARE-project was organized on 19-20 April in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
DARE Project board and Participants meeting
Thursday the 19th and Friday the 20th of April, the NIFP holds an international meeting for all member states involved in the DARE project.
Best practices on how to deal with radicalization
On February 27, the Conference Radicalisation in Prisons took place, organised by the European Commission and the Bulgarian Presidency of the EU.
Behavioral scientist dr. Elaine Pressman Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion
She received this award from Minister Grapperhaus (Justice and Security) for her knowledge of and contribution to a better risk analysis of violent extremist behavior.
Article 'Risk analysis of violent extremism in criminal law’
In the journal Sancties, over straffen en maatregelen (Sanctions, on penalties and measures), the article 'De risicoanalyse van gewelddadig extremisme in het strafrecht’ ('The risk analysis of violent extremism in criminal law’) has been published.