The central research interest of the joint project is to examine the meaning of family and education for turning to and distancing from violent extremism and terrorism in a gender-sensitive manner. To this end, case analyses of radicalization processes will be conducted at the individual level, while Salafist gender and educational discourses will be examined at the group-specific level. The main goal is to develop a concept for practitioners that focuses on the importance of gender roles in family and education.

The project is funded by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) and carried out under the leadership of the project partners Competence Center for Deradicalization (KomZ) at the Bavarian State Criminal Police Office and Centre for Excellence in Security Research (CEPOLIS) at the Hochschule für den Öffentlichen Dienst in Bayern in cooperation with the Federal Criminal Police Office, the State Office for the Protection of the Constitution of Baden-Württemberg and the Center for Intelligence and Security Studies.

Contactperson at CISS: PD Dr. Eva Herschinger (