It is most important to the security of EU citizens and the harmony within the EU to understand and monitor radical processes that may be linked to terrorist activity. The core aim of the
PROPHETS project is to examine the process of online behavioural radicalisation and how it leads to hate speech, terrorist financing, terrorist-generated content, and terrorist recruitment and
Thereby, PROPHETS differentiates between the macro level, meso level, and micro level of factors that may affect behavioural radicalization
as well as existing and emerging terrorist trends online:
How do global, national and international political, economic, legal, technological and societal changes impact the driving factors behind behavioural radicalization as well as contemporary
terrorist trends online?
How do group structures and networks incentivize and encourage online behavioural radicalization and online terrorist activities online?
How do individual level psychological considerations impact an individual’s vulnerability towards online behavioural radicalisation, as well as which push and pull factors may motivate them to
personally engage in terrorist activities online?