Publications & Articles

During the course of the project, the ORPHEUS partners have written several reports, papers and other documents.

These include the ORPHEUS strategic report with policy recommendations, the ORPHEUS position paper and an ethnographic study on youth perspectives and voices. These documents clarify who we are, what we do and with whom we cooperate, our approach and the objectives we want to achieve.


ORPHEUS' Position Paper
Basic Concepts and Models
This position paper is based on the ORPHEUS application (including Dropbox). The aim of this paper is (1) to facilitate discussion on basis concepts and ideas in the ORPHEUS project (2) linking these concepts and models to the different prevention practices in our countries (3) the development of a joint ‘ORPHEUS language’ between the partners and within the involved networks
ORPHEUS' Strategic Report
With policy recommendations
In the ORPHEUS Strategic Report we discuss the development of the project and present 11 policy recommendations.
ORPHEUS' Online Safety Evaluation
In the work package “Online Safety”, we focused mainly on online safety, behaviour, and awareness among young people in the UK, Belgium, the Netherlands, and France.The package featured awareness and resilience trainings which were given to young people to discuss and inform them about relevant topics in relation to online safety and resilience against extremism and videos created to provide online alter-narratives.
ORPHEUS' Safe Spaces Evaluation
In the evaluation report on safe spaces, we draw  conclusions: the monitoring tool of the pilot partners, the focus groups, interviews with frontline workers and young people, as well as from the feedback surveys received during and after the pilots. We will look into the successes and failures of the piloted methods.


From ‘de-radicalisation’ to ‘re-politicisation’ in youth welfare work?
Bart Van Bouchaute, Reyhan Görgöz, Raf Debaene, Denoix Kerger & Tim Vanhove

Artevelde University of Applied Sciences Ghent, Belgium
After the attacks in European cities by home-grown terrorists the concept of ‘radicalisation’ became intertwined with issues of integration and radical Muslim beliefs. The cultural-psychological narrative became dominant in policy and practice. We examine the counterproductive effects of the new prevention policies on youth welfare work in Flanders (Belgium).