D4.1 Country Report |  November 2021 


Authors: Miriam Haselbacher, Ivan Josipovic, Ursula Reeger – Institute for Urban and Regional Research, Austrian Academy of Sciences 

The Austrian report on the legal and policy framework of de-radicalisation and integration outlines how existing policies and laws address radicalisation and shows how dynamic this field has been over the past 20 years. The aim of the report is (1) to capture how existing policies and laws address radicalisation and (2) to connect the legislative and institutional framework to the socio-economic, political, and cultural context as well as to the constitutional making of the state. Regarding de-radicalisation, we cover punitive as well as primary, secondary, and tertiary measures and present two in-depth case studies that focus on urban and peri-urban youth. Through this overview of the legislation, on the one hand, and institutions as well as practical examples, on the other, we foreground critical aspects of the existing framework and best practices in Austria.