Research on extremism, radicalization, racism, terrorism and similar topics is expanding rapidly in Europe and across the world. This research addresses a wide range of issues such as how to map and counteract extremist groups and movements and their activities in various countries. Other lines of research operate within a preventive agenda through interventions of various kinds that seek to increase social cohesion, prevent marginalization and build resilience in communities. An overarching interest is to understand the contemporary social and political conditions that contribute to the emergence and expansion of such movements.
The Segerstedt Institute of the University of Gothenburg is happy to invite participants to a Nordic conference for research on violent extremism and the prevention of such extremism. The aim of the conference is to present research and concrete initiatives and interventions that are currently going on in the Nordic countries as well as in other parts of the world that are of relevance for the Nordic countries and Europe in general.