professionalising case analysis

Background of the icommit project

In order to counter the complex and rapidly changing landscape of (violent) extremism, a good cooperation of actors from different professional fields is needed. Therefore, the icommit project has set itself the goal of establishing and expanding collaborative structures at the city level. The actors involved act from different perspectives. Security authorities, for example, focus primarily on the threat that extremists pose to society. Therefore, a variety of tools have been developed in recent years to assess the risks and dangers posed by individuals. In contrast, tools that focus on the needs and resources of individuals have been sporadic.

Focus and benefits of icommit

The icommit project brings together different stakeholders in extremism prevention at the city level and supports the establishment of a structure that enables a continuous exchange about individuals who are in (de)radicalization processes. modus|zad focuses on strengthening practitioners who closely accompany individuals. For this purpose, modus|zad is developing a toolkit with the University of Bucharest that structures distancing processes and thus further professionalizes the work of caseworkers. The toolkit is based on new scientific findings of distancing research, is oriented towards the resources of the affected individuals and is gender and language sensitive. With the help of the toolkit, needs and goals are identified together with the individuals and interventions are planned based on these. A training of several days introduces practitioners to the toolkit.

The homepage of the project can be found here.