More empirical research is needed on terrorism and violent extremism.

First of all there are different definitions of terrorism and violent extremism.

Existing research is predominantly qualitative in orientation, and empirical data, the use of databases and statistics are not often used.

Therefore, research on empirical data with the use of databases is needed to analyse and support the identification of the most critical risk factors of violent extremism and terrorism. In the DARE project a European database and dataset is developed.