Prevention of Radicalisation on- and offline

Within the scope of the ON/OFF PREVENT project, an interdisciplinary team of experts observes and evaluates trends of online radicalisation in the field of religiously motivated extremism in order to derive innovative options for online prevention and intervention based on the findings. These approaches are digitally processed in the form of content (eg. texts, images, videos) and applications and then distributed on channels relevant to the target group.

The main objective of the project is to develop and test innovative approaches to the prevention of radicalisation in the online and offline sector. It involves the identification of content relevant to the target group, which is made available via digital applications and then distributed on a target-group-specific basis. Another goal is to counteract online radicalisation tendencies among young people through the digital measures developed in the project ON/OFF PREVENT. In the case of radicalisation, it is possible to develop the online contact into face-to-face communication in order to initiate effective intervention and counseling processes.

Primary target group
Young people at risk of radicalisation, including in particular:
Internet users who are interested in (inter-) religious topics in general and Islamic topics in particular and are researching the internet on these topics
Internet users who (intentionally or unintentionally) consume Islamist content
→ Youth and young adults who are subject to a radicalisation process in the context of religiously motivated extremism

Secondary target group
→ Multipliers: It addresses partner organisations as well as institutions and specialists in child and youth welfare services, who identify radicalisation processes among young people in their professional context or deal with people who are susceptible to radicalisation. These professionals can benefit from new prevention approaches tested in this project.


Alt-Moabit 104
10559 Berlin

030 407 55 120
ON/OFF PREVENT is funded by the Hessian Ministry of the Interior and Sports and by the Federal Ministry for Familiy Affairs, Senior Citizens, Womwn and Youth as part of the federal programme "Demokratie leben!".