This paper argues that Western Governments in particular need to expand their efforts to develop measures to effectively counter the foreign fighter phenomenon.
From 2012 to 2014, ISD and the Swedish Ministry of Justice partnered on a pan-European project to enhance understanding of what works in preventing and countering far-right extremism in 10 countries (Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovak Republic, Sweden, the UK).
This report is the second in a series of publications to share the key challenges, and lessons learned about what works in tackling far-right extremism.
This report looks at how the Turkish government has sought to deal with the challenges of instability, terrorism and extremism.
In some countries far-right attitudes are widespread amongst young people. In other countries, younger generations are progressively more tolerant than older generations. It is important that front-line professionals do not assume this trend will continue. This report contains approaches to promote tolerance and democratic behaviour among those vulnerable to far-right ideologies.
The FREE Initiative, set-up in 2014, is the first pan-European resource to offer practical guidance on countering far-right extremism across Europe. It aims to inspire and promote cross-border learning among those working against violent far-right extremism. It showcases the good work that is being done across Europe to prevent, intervene and respond.