Preventing Islamism

The scientific advisory board to the Interministerial Working Group (IMAG) provides scientific knowledge on societal phenomena and current developments in relation to the prevention of radicalisation and advises in acute crises. In 2022, the Ministry of the Interior (IM) and the Ministry for Children, Youth, Family, Equality, Refugees and Integration (MKJFGFI) of North Rhine-Westphalia established the scientific advisory board.

With Conrad Schetter serving as the board’s chair (2022-2024), bicc took over the coordination of the work of the board. It consists of ten academics engaged in research on subjects related to Islamism, including Islamist currents, Islamic religious education, antisemitism, the prevention of radicalisation and psychosocial stress in migrant families.

In addition to providing content-related and strategical input, the board members contribute to IMAG reports and are involved in the sub-working groups, focusing on topics such as digitisation, antisemitism, digitalisation, refugees and psychosocial care, as well as networking.

Carina Yıldırım-Schlüsing



Professor Dr Conrad Schetter



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