This handbook is a collection of experiences presented at Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN) sessions of the RAN Voices of Victims working group (RAN VVT), which took place between 2012 and 2015. The RAN VVT working group examined how testimony from terrorist victims can serve as a persuasive narrative in the fight against violent extremism (CVE).
The handbook’s objective is to distribute common experiences among individuals who work with victims. Along with victim organizations, it seeks to reach a broader audience of educators, youth workers, and other professionals involved in CVE (e.g., prison/probation staff or community police).
Additionally, this handbook includes advice to assist with decision-making. There has been a distinction established between suggestions given to victim organizations, recommendations made to European Union (EU) Member States, and recommendations made to the European Commission. The guidebook is not intended to be exhaustive; rather, it is intended to serve as a guide for anyone working with testimonials of terrorism victims.