is Pericles

Over the course of its lifetime Pericles will produce a suite of practical tools. These are:

ModeRad is based on analysis of metadata about violent and radicalised speech on the Internet, analysing the incidence and prevalence of these deviant phenomena, its typologies, and its environmental factors. The software detects and records the violent and radicalised discourse in Twitter, based on the taxonomy of the violent and hate speech on cyberspace

An interactive web-based visualisation tool mapping the relevant actors in the radicalisation domain, their objectives, roles and relationships. The tool affords a visual identification of key players and a prompt identification on the limitations facing such groups, which end-users with a more efficient interface for the exchanging of information and good practice.

MAVAST helps to assess the vulnerability of individuals to violently radicalise, using various indicators such as behaviour, expressed views, mental health issues, and social contacts.

This tool will serve as a useful instrument to support, inform and advise families who suspect or know of a relative in the process of radicalisation or that has already been radicalised.

Prevention and intervention in the field of violent extremism/radicalisation in young people – A modular and adaptable training curriculum for the further education of professionals dealing with violence prevention connected to extremist ideologies.