Policy Briefs

Managing religious diversity and preventing violent radicalisation are major policy challenges. Conceived with these challenges in mind, the GREASE project has been producing evidence and analysis of a high scholarly standard that can also be used to inform policymaking.

Available now in the GREASE Policy Brief series:

The Power of Positive Connections: Western European Approaches to State-Religion Relations and Radicalisation

Preventing Religiously Inspired Violent Radicalisation Among Moroccan Youth: Barriers and Opportunities

Preventing Religiously Motivated Radicalisation: Lessons from Southeastern Europe

Coming soon:

  • Managing Religious Diversity and Radicalisation in Malaysia and Indonesia

What are the GREASE policy briefs?

Our policy briefs distill the findings of our research in different world regions, offering evidence, analysis and recommendations in compact form (6 to 8 pages each). The briefs are aimed at policymakers, religious institutions, NGOs and anyone involved in religious diversity governance and/or efforts to prevent religiously motivated violent radicalisation. Each of our four briefs covers a different geographical region: two in Europe, one in North Africa and one in Asia. All offer concrete policy recommendations, in many cases aimed at specific institutional bodies in the relevant countries as well as the EU.

Questions addressed in the GREASE policy brief series:

  • How do different configurations of state-religion relations affect social cohesion and inclusion?
  • How can religiously motivated (or attributed) violent radicalisation be countered effectively while upholding fundamental rights?
  • What impact are current counter-radicalisation policies having?