Report 7.2: D.Rad Labs Report | April 2024

Authors: Umut Korkut, Nelli Ferenczi, Mihai Varga, Volodymyr Ishchenko, Vania Rolon, Nachita Rosun, Roland Fazekas, Abimbola Amaye, Rachel Ailsa Jones, Amrullah Haleemi

Glasgow Caledonian University
Brunel University London
Freie Universtitat Berlin

The D.Rad deliverable D7.2. is a report that illustrates (1) knowledge exchange and (2) public dissemination activities via the D.Rad labs throughout the project. Through the course of the project, each D.Rad partner has organised its academic and dissemination work in relation to the grant agreement with its D.Rad lab in order to achieve utmost knowledge exchange and public dissemination for the project. To illustrate the cumulative impact the project has generated, we have organised this report under two sections including three parts. Overall, the D.Rad labs have served as academic, virtual or physical spaces for the project to translate its technical and research work into more accessible and digestible formats in order to reach non-academic publics as well as students and teachers to achieve knowledge exchange and public dissemination.

Henceforth, the first section of this report is organised in two parts. The first part presents an overview of the D.Rad I-GAP approach, as developed, operationalised, studied and shared by each team on the basis of the findings from the D.Rad survey. This is a section that states with lay terms the knowledge D.Rad has generated in view of its study on the relationship between (I)njustice-(G)rievance-(A)lienation-(P)olarisation and how people move from nonradicalised to radicalised positions. To achieve full knowledge exchange, a revised version of this text will be made public on The Conversation ( after the end of the project. The second part generates a syllabus based on the D.Rad research findings deriving from the D.Rad labs for further knowledge exchange to reach particularly students and teachers of radicalisation and de-radicalisation under 5 lectures. These lectures capture major findings of WPs 3, 5, 6 and 7 for public dissemination purposes, in bitesize and digestible formats. They are titled as follows: Radicalisation Trends, Cultural drivers of radicalisation, I-GAP and Online radicalisation, De-radicalisation stakeholders and strategies, How to tackle online radicalization. The aim of the syllabus will be to provide resources (e.g., key sources for each of these WPs which are publicly available where possible) and signposts for further information on I-GAP and D.Rad related radicalisation and de-radicalisation. The lectures will in time support in providing tools to empower individuals in understanding conceptualisations of radicalisation and its manifestations (particularly online) among others. Furthermore, in appendix, we are placing additional supplementary material to support these lectures generated from the relevant D.Rad reports.

Afterwards, the second section shifts the focus of the report to public dissemination and it lists all D.Rad activities involving the publics, students, as well as academics delivered through the D.Rad labs. This section not only includes the activities that took place in situ in D.Rad lab sites but also include other dissemination activities. Overall, this report shows, first, the value of creating a site in each partner institution for thinking about knowledge exchange and public dissemination through a lab format. It foregrounds the knowledge that has been generated in situ and beyond. It facilitates the exchange of such information through summarising the crust of the D.Rad project, that is, the I-GAP approach as well as a syllabus for further teaching of radicalisation and de-radicalisation using the D.Rad “knowledge” generated in each D.Rad site that served as a D.Rad lab. This report ultimately presents the legacy that the D.Rad project has sought to foster towards understanding and learning about radicalisation and deradicalisation and the cumulative effect that the D.Rad labs has delivered.