RiskTrack - Tracking tool based on social media for risk assessment on radicalisation is a project co-funded by the European Union’s Justice Programme (2014-2020) with a total duration of 24 months. It is coordinated by the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (UAM) with the Universite Lyon 1 Claude Bernard (UCBL), the Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Deu (PSSJDD) and the Cyprus Neuroscience & Technology Institute (CNTI) as partners.

Positively responding to the EU priorities on eradicating terrorist radicalisation and recruitment, the project aims to facilitate the prevention of terrorism through the identification of radicalisation. In this line, the consortium of RiskTrack will identify and tackle the factors or indicators that raise a red flag about which individuals or communities are being radicalised and recruited to commit violent acts of terrorism.

The RiskTrack project expects to accomplish the abovementioned goal by focusing on the following main objectives:

  • To study indicators of radicalisation in terrorism in order to create a formal risk assessment methodology in this field;
  • To develop a software tool with the ability to gather, represent, pre-process and analyse the information extracted from web sources;
  • To enhance the cooperation, knowledge sharing and awareness raising among judges, prosecutors, LEAs and other actors in the fight against terrorism.