This campaign focuses on disseminating the findings of WP2, that is aimed at the ‘Identification of Practitioners’ and Policy Makers’ Gaps and Requirements.’ The campaign reflects particularly the results from the practitioners’ workshop (D2.4) dedicated to Practice and Evaluation Gaps and Requirements in P/CVE/DeRAD and crime prevention domains. The main aims of the workshop were to understand the advantages and limitations of current approaches to PVE/ CVE/ De-RAD initiatives and how they are evaluated. The workshop sought to determine the practices used in different sectors and across jurisdictions in the design, implementation and evaluation of PVE/ CVE/ De-RAD initiatives.
The main objectives of the workshop included:
Establishing a baseline of core needs, gaps and potential solutions defined by practitioners and policy makers in their evaluation approaches, frameworks, and tools; and
Enabling the development of the next generation of PVE/CVE and De-radicalisation initiatives evaluation approaches/ frameworks/ tools.
The focus of the workshop was to explore:
Which initiatives are/were implemented by practitioners and policy makers and how they are/were evaluated?
Why were/are the implemented initiatives not evaluated?
What would be the ideal outcomes from their initiatives?
What are the potential factors, barriers, and limitations which practitioners and policy makers are experiencing that inhibit the optimal process of evaluation?
The outcomes of the workshop were:
Building insights into the advantages and limitations of current approaches to PVE/CVE/De-radicalisation initiatives;
Mapping out how these PVE /CVE/De-radicalisation initiatives are evaluated;
Mapping out what practitioners think the ideal outcome of the implemented PVE/CVE/ and De-radicalisation initiatives should look like;
Highlighting the reasons for the absence/non-implementation of evaluations and to practically engage with stakeholders to know their needs, obstacles/ challenges, and what would they need to be able to do it; and
Building a knowledge foundation to feed into other WPs, particularly the e-Guidebook developed in WP3, and Training Toolkit developed in WP5.