Objective 6: Policy Shaping, Training and Public Engagement

This objective will explore how policies, training and public engagement can be undertaken within the PROPHETS project and how such activities may both highlight and reduce the likelihood of online behavioural radicalisation taking place. Furthermore, it aims to raise awareness of potential dangers of online terrorist activity, such as the sharing of propaganda, in being alerted of recruitment and funding campaigns, as well as enabling citizens to have greater confidence to report hate crime and other illegal activities. This objective will contain the following activities:

  • Train the Trainers: As part of WP7, PROPHETS will actively engage in training and disseminating educational and awareness packages on several cyber-radicalisation concerns towards organised, serious crime and terrorism (Extended methodology of the validation exercises; Creation of multiple validation exercises for open sources tools; Validation of the Policy Making Toolkit and Good Practice Roadmap; Dissemination plan and implementation; Dissemination of activities and outcomes including interactive dissemination; and development of multi-lingual training package for LEAs).
  • OSINT Training Package: In addition to the tools and tradecraft that will be of immediate use from the PROPHETS project, a significant portion of research will be spent on establishing strategic, tactical and operational policy roadmaps (Through the creation of multiple validation exercises for open source tools; and the development of multi-lingual training package for LEAs).
  • Policy Making and Best Practice Roadmap: The Policy Making Toolkit will utilise a smart system to categorise the cyber concerns through different applicable lenses, such as they facets of terrorist cybercrime, policing surveillance, investigation and research powers its aims and objectives, modus operandi, as well as the behavioural profiling laws and policies. This approach will be used to increase the transparency of understanding as well as spreading a broader inter-agency approach to dealing with online behavioural radicalisation actions and enabling factors that contribute to terrorist cybercriminal actions (Through good practice roadmap and policy recommendations; Consolidation of greater online behavioural profiling; End user supported review of online behavioural detection, prevention and mitigation concerns; Policy making toolkit).