The Institute of European Studies (IES) is a beneficiary and Workpackage Leader of the project MINDb4ACT, funded by the EU’s H2020 programme (consortium leader: the Elcano Royal Institute). MINDb4ACT has the objective to improve the current EU counter-violent extremism policies and to generate new ones. It focuses on five kind of interventions: research actions, exchanges among law enforcement agencies, strategic-policy exercises, training courses and pilot projects. All actions are developed within collaborative ecosystems - the so-called living labs - to facilitate stable collaborations that will enhance current law enforcement techniques. These interventions are carried out in five specific domains: prisons and judiciary systems; immigration hotspots and asylum centres, schools, cities and the Internet and media.
The project is undertaken by a consortium of seven law enforcement agencies, research centres, universities, industry associations and NGOs based in ten member states (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom).
Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), Centre of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence and Organized Crime Research (CENTRIC), European Organisation for Security (EOS), Free University of Brussels (VUB), Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), Freie Universität Berlin (FUB), Polish Platform for Homeland Security (PPBW), Polish National Police – Poznan Policja (POZNAN), Fachhochschule für öffentliche Verwaltung und Rechtspflege in Bayern (Bay FHVR), Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique (FRS), SYNYO GmbH (SYNYO), Women Without Borders (WOMEN), Agenfor International (AGENFOR), Ministero della Giustizia d’Italia (MoJ IT), Ministry of the Interior of Spain (MoHA ESP), Real Instituto Elcano (ELCANO), City Council of Madrid – Local Police (MADRID).