RAN ISSUE PAPER The role of education in preventing radicalisation

Schools are key institutions to strengthen resilience
and prevent youngsters from being attracted to radical
ideologies and organisations. What is more, teachers
are often among the first to note possible signs of
radicalisation, and are important interlocutors for
those affected (i.e. the individuals themselves, and
their relatives and friends).
In taking on this responsibility, teachers should engage
with the crucial issues that can contribute to
radicalisation processes, and address the concerns and
grievances that are exploited by radical religious and
right-wing propaganda. They should feel empowered
to act and to empower students, with the following in


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