Based all around the world, the UNESCO-PREV Chair’s partners – organizations and professionals alike – are numerous. This section brings together some of their publications.

Counter‐Narratives for the Prevention of Violent Radicalisation: A Systematic Review of Targeted Interventions

A new report titled “Counter‐narratives for the prevention of violent radicalisation: A systematic review of targeted interventions” was recently released in Campbell Systematic Reviews. The objective of this review was to provide a synthesis of the effectiveness of counter‐narratives in reducing the risk of violent radicalisation. The review contributes to existing literature on violent radicalisation‐prevention, highlighting the care and complexity needed to design and evaluate narrative‐based interventions which directly counter existing, dominant narratives.

New Systematic Review of Mental Health Problems and Violent Extremism

A new systematic review relating to mental health problems and violent extremism was recently released in the Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology.

This systematic review assesses the impact of mental health problems upon attitudes, intentions and behaviours in the context of radicalisation and terrorism.

New CEFIR Report: Teaching Sensitive Topics to College Students

Justine Castonguay-Payant, doctoral student in education sciences at the Université de Montréal and member of the Centre d’expertise et de formation sur les intégrismes religieux, les idéologies politiques et la radicalisation (CEFIR), and Martin Geoffroy, director of CEFIR and professor of sociology at Cégep Édouard-Montpetit, recently published a research report titled “Radicalization, sensitive subjects and co-constructions of knowledge: a review of the literature”. This report explores key research on approaches to addressing sensitive topics, particularly radicalization, in college education. This question is at the heart of the educational community’s concerns about issues that can affect both students and teachers.

Human Rights Impact of Policies and Practices Aimed at Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism

A report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, the document, which was submitted to the United Nations General Assembly (UN), addresses the global and national effects of the widespread use of policies and practices aimed at preventing and countering violent extremism.

“Death and Fanatisms”: A Special Issue from Frontières Journal Coordinated by CEFIR’s Team

The latest issue released by Frontières, a scientific journal focused on the study of death, spotlights the Centre d’expertise et de formation sur les intégrismes religieux, les idéologies politiques et la radicalisation (CEFIR) and represents the culmination of research work begun in 2017. Coordinated by Martin Geoffroy, Director of CEFIR, and Ali Dizboni, Co-Researcher (affiliated with the Collège militaire royal de Kingston), this issue is themed Death and Fanatisms, which was also the subject of a conference organized by CEFIR at Cégep Édouard-Montpetit back in November 2017.