PrEval: Improving Violent Extremism Prevention Through Evaluation
Flowers commemorate the victims of a 2011 terrorist attack in Utoya, Norway. Source: BEATE OMA DAHLE/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock
PrEval (“Evaluation and Quality Assurance in Extremism Prevention, Democracy Promotion and Civic Education: Analysis, Monitoring, Dialogue”) is a project to strengthen evaluation and quality assurance in extremism prevention, democracy promotion, and civic education in Germany.
The PrEval consortium comprises a broad network of research and practice institutions led by the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF). Designed as an open network, PrEval invites individuals and institutions to participate in its activities and discussions through a range of futures labs (“Zukunftswerkstätten”).
GPPi is contributing to the PrEval project through the development of an international expert survey and in-depth case studies on evaluation and quality assurance in extremism prevention. The expert survey aims to identify good practices, challenges, needs, and innovative evaluation approaches in different countries around the world. Key research findings will be translated into recommendations for effective evaluation, governance and evidence-based policy around extremism prevention.
The research builds on the findings of a previous PrEval project that analysed governing structures for the evaluation of extremism prevention in Canada, Finland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. The research was supported by the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community (BMI) from March 2020 to December 2021 with funds from the“National Programme to Prevent Islamist Extremism” (NPP).
More information on the project can be found on the PrEval website (in German).
This research project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community (BMI) from October 2022 to September 2025.