On Friday 23rd of April 2021, the Center of security Studies (KEMEA) on behalf of PROPHETS project organised a web seminar on “Radicalisation: The pathway to extremism and terrorism”. More than 65 participants have been engaged for three hours to fruitful discussions and interactions with four invited speakers, experts in the field of radicalisation, extremism, and terrorism. After an initial introduction on the definition of (online) radicalization the discussion advanced to the micro-meso and macro factors that make an individual prone to be radicalised (Topic A). A more thorough analysis on the pathway to extremism and terrorism (Topic B) as well as on prevention and detection policies concluded the theoretical section of the webinar, giving the floor to the presentation of the innovative tools and platforms, developed inside PROPHETS project (Topic C). A detailed case-study discussion on the procedures and the available tools for the online investigation of radicalization (Topic D) concluded the webinar, with all the participants to have the opportunity to ask relevant questions around the presented phenomena.
In November 2019, the PROPHETS consortium met for the fourth time. On 26 November, a Consortium Meeting with updates on all parts of the projects, interesting plenary sessions, and prolific bilateral discussions took place. November 27 featured a rehearsal for the Midterm Review on November 28. The meetings took place in Brussels, Belgium.
The PROPHETS project attended the 19th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, 18 - 21 September in Ghent, Belgium: ConverGENT - Convergent roads, bridges and new pathways in criminology.
Find the conference program here.
The PROPHETS consortium met for the third time on May 8th and 9th in Granada, Spain. The academic, forensic, and police partners held fruitful discussions, including on research regarding terrorism and serious crimes, requirements for the technologies behind PROPHETS, and the validation and implementation of the project.
Throughout the meeting, the consortium was accompagnied by Ann Massai from Antwerp PD and her comprehensive expertise - thanks for your valuable input!
The PROPHETS project attended the 13th Meeting of the
Community of Users on Secure, Safe, Resilient Societies, 25-29 March 2019 .
On December 12th and 13th 2018, the second consortium meeting of PROPHETS took place at the Zagreb Police Academy with experts from 15 academic, forensic, and police institutions.
Among other topics, the Consortium discussed results from research in 10 countries concerning the relation between civic perception of policing and collection of personal data and online behavior. The goal was to examine the acceptance of security measures taken by police, other law enforcement agencies, and private actors to prevent cybercrime.
Special thanks goes to our external advisors - Dr. des. Matthias Jakob Becker (Humboldt University) and Detective Chief Inspector Doug Blackwood (Humberside Police) - who accompanied and supported us during the two days with their professional experiences!
The PROPHETS project attended the Security Research Event 2018.
Agenfor International Foundation visited women and children of foreign fighters in Syria to document their experiences, monitor risks in the case that they return home, and understand their attitudes towards repentance and possibility for Reintegration.
“This grant gives us the opportunity to better understand the complex mechanisms underlying the development of radicalisation in its various forms,” says Dr Saskia Bayerl, co-director of CESAM. “This allows organisations, from police to state to local actors, to better prepare, prevent and identify threats of cybercriminal behaviours, as well as support and protect vulnerable people and our societies.” (more)
On June 14th and 15th, 2018, the consortium kicked off the recently funded European Union Horizon 2020 Research Project PROPHETS. Therefore, 26 experts and researchers from 10 European countries gathered on BayHföD's premises in order to discuss the first steps towards new methods to prevent, investigate and mitigate cybercriminal behaviours through the development of a coherent, EU-wide, adaptive security model.