The problem of radicalisation is very high on the European agenda as increasing numbers of young European radicals return from Syria and use the internet to disseminate propaganda. To enable policy makers to design policies to address radicalisation effectively, Policy Cloud consortium will collect data from social media and other sources including the open-source Global Terrorism Database (GTD), the Onion City search engine which accesses data over the TOR dark web sites, and Twitter ( through Firehose). The data will be analysed using sentiment analysis and opinion mining software.

About the Webinar

Policy Cloud will realise the European cloud for data-driven policy management, providing integrated reusable models and analytical tools which turn raw data into valuable and actionable knowledge.

The purpose of the webinar is to demonstrate ongoing work within one of four Policy Cloud pilot use cases, Policies against Radicalisation. Specifically, the presenters will discuss how analytics can be used to:

  • segment radicalisation efforts demographically
  • visualise radicalisation trends
  • assign risk profiles to individual suspects, while respecting the privacy requirements established within the Policy Cloud Ethics Framework.
Who should attend?

Policy makers, public administrators, cloud providers, data owners, data engineers, data scientists and social scientists.

About the speakers

Armend Duzha, Project Manager & Research Associate at Maggioli Group. Involved in the coordination and management, monitoring and controlling, dissemination and exploitation of the multiple R&D projects co-funded by the European Union under the various Frameworks and Programmes, in particular Health, Wellbeing and Active Ageing domain, Cloud Computing and Software Technologies domain, Cyber/Physical Risk Assessment and Management domain, Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection domain. He holds a M.Sc. in Economics and Market Policy and a B.A. in Business Administration and Management and is an active member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) Northern Italy Branch, and of the European Association of Research Managers and Administrators (EARMA).

Pavlos Kranas is a senior software engineer at LeanXcale, with a focus on distributed and database management systems and his experience in software development and project management. Deputy technical coordinator of INFINITECH and technology provider in BigDataStack.