"We wish to understand how social exclusion leads to extremism."
Prof. Dr. Tahir Abbas
Scientific Coordinator of the DRIVE Project, Leiden University
Many young people are deeply dissatisfied with the societies in which they live
This frustration can lead to anger, resentment, and disconnection. Some are drawn or turn to violent actions and these actions have polarising effects on society.
About the DRIVE project
The DRIVE project explores the role of social exclusion in the context
of radicalisation in Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands and the UK.
The project will offer practical advice to policymakers on how to take into account social inclusion and social determinants of public mental health in policies to tackle radicalisation and to avoid the pitfalls of further alienating and marginalising communities.
Working with the community
We will work with local community partners to identify and design improved ways to work with young people at neighbourhood, city, national and European levels.