Understanding Social Exclusion, Exploring Perspectives on Extremism

"We wish to explore the connections between social exclusion and engagement with radical ideas, values, and beliefs. On this topic, the DRIVE project is interested in hearing the views of a wide range of stakeholders, including young people, parents or caregivers, practitioners, and activists."
Prof. Dr. Tahir Abbas
Scientific Coordinator of the DRIVE Project, Leiden University
EU emblem

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 understanding extremism and polarisation in Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, and the UK.

The project will offer practical advice to policymakers on how to consider social inclusion and social determinants of public mental health in policies to tackle problems of extremism and polarisation and to avoid the pitfalls of further alienating and marginalising communities.

Working with the community

In order to understand the experiences, problems, and issues that are important to people, including those exploring different ‘extremist’ milieus, we would particularly like to talk with young people who feel socially excluded and marginalised, as well as those who are or have been attracted to any ‘Far Right’ or ‘Islamist’ perspectives. Are those terms meaningful for young people today, or have social realities changed? We want to know what you think.
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram