The icommit project supports the set-up and implementation of effective collaborative (case) work in countering violent extremism by
We seek to strengthen practitioners’ preparedness in the prevention and countering of (violent) extremism by professionalising case analysis for social workers, case workers and NGO practitioners by
Joint assessment and mutual decision making among different actors is a key element when it comes to improving multi-stakeholder collaboration to prevent and address violent extremism. icommit develops a social diagnostics toolkit to support first-line practitioners to plan, implement and evaluate casework in disengagement, deradicalisation and rehabilitation processes.
The DesistKit aims to guide and support non-security actors working closely together with individuals holding extremists´ views in
The variety of risk-assessment-tools on the market focusing on the threat the affected person poses to the society and neglect their needs. In contrast to that the DesistKit is based on a social work perspective focusing on resources, personality development and improving the living conditions of the affected person. It aims to empower the person and enhance their agency, which can be seen as a novelty in countering (violent) extremism. The DesistKit is gender sensitive and based on a holistic approach looking at the complexity of disengagement rather than radicalisation processes. One main objective is to enhance the participation of the individual in societal life. This can happen through (re)integration and (re)habilitation, which is seen as a mutual responsibility of the person holding extremist views and the society.