Foreign Fighter Returnees & the Re-Integration Challenge, RAN Issue Paper (Nov 2016)

This Paper issued by the RAN Centre of Excellence (CoE) provides a brief overview of the challenges and opportunities for using re-integration based approaches in dealing with the threat posed by FTFs who had returned to the EU from conflict zones of Syria and Iraq.

The Paper briefly conceptualizes important concepts that originate from other domains and may have been wrongly used by JHA policy practitioners in EU Member States, incl. the differentiation between deradicalisation and disengagement, and outlines a deradicalisation-based reintegration approach.

The document is intended primarily for P/CVE experts at strategic level from all sectors dealing with P/CVE. It briefly mentions some good practices of EU Member States.