D9.3 Input for the Interactive Online Map | January 2024

Spatial Aspects of Deradicalisation

Author: Dr. Maggie Laidlaw, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK

In the digital age, emerging technologies empower marginalized perspectives to be shared online, transcending temporal and geographic boundaries. Accessible from the comfort of one’s home, these platforms offer a space for diverse voices, provided access to the internet and appropriate technology. Digital and visual initiatives, showcasing creativity and community connectivity, present an opportunity for researchers to establish unique relationships with their audiences. This report delves into the creation process of the interactive map developed collaboratively with digital designers from Turkey, utilizing data from 16 countries.

The D.Rad interactive map, an innovative web application, serves as a visually appealing roadmap for exploring radical ideologies and deradicalisation interventions. Incorporating spatial aspects of deradicalisation and social inclusion- related arts and sports activities, this transformation of data enhances inclusivity, maximizing impact throughout the project’s duration and beyond. The interactive visualizations within the D.Rad project shed light on radicalisation trends and best practices concerning human rights and deradicalisation.

The report details the main development of the D.Rad digital galleries, focusing on Deliverable D8.3. Initially conceived as separate visual repositories for Deliverables D9.3, D3.8, D4.4, D6.4, and D8.3, a strategic decision was made to consolidate them into one expansive, multidimensional interactive map. This approach enhances visual appeal, cost-effectiveness, and accessibility for a diverse audience, showcasing the correlation between D.Rad research work packages. Each deliverable’s data is displayed independently within the unified map, preserving the integrity of individual research areas while emphasizing their interconnectedness.

Specifically, D9.3 contributes digital visualizations that represent the spatial aspects of deradicalisation efforts in Austria, Finland, Georgia, Kosovo, and Italy, adding a significant layer to the comprehensive findings of the entire project.