The Segerstedt Institute collaborates with many different types of organisations and professionals. The purpose of collaboration is to provide research-based knowledge that contributes to the understanding of the emergence and counteracting of violent extremism.
The Segerstedt Institute’s collaboration is multifaceted in terms of both form and partners, and often occurs as a result of organisations experiencing problems with extremism. Through these collaboration surfaces, insights arise that give the institute an idea of the needs and problem formulations that exist among the actors. In addition to this more practical collaboration, the Segerstedt Institute has extensive collaboration with other universities and organisations in research and education-related activities.
The Segerstedt Institute’s researchers participate as experts and support authorities in their work against violent extremism. This is done, among other things, through active participation in expert and network groups, evaluation assignments, lectures, and consultation responses. Central to their work with authorities is providing research-based knowledge adapted to the activities that the authority conducts.
The Segerstedt Institute works together with business actors to counteract violent extremism and racism. The business community is a very important, but sometimes unused, arena for preventive work and work with defections from extremism. Collaboration is carried out primarily through funding of research projects, but also by contributing to enhancing knowledge about entry and exit in extreme environments among key personnel in companies. All collaborations here are needs-based.
Civil society organisations
The Segerstedt Institute has established longstanding collaborations with civil society organisations such as the Church of Sweden, Save the Children, and the EXPO Foundation. Cooperation with civil society organisations is an important part of our work of understanding the challenges and resources that exist nationally. In addition, this collaboration provides an opportunity to reach out to the important actors who work with young people in various organisations and associations. Our collaborative areas consist of conversations, counselling, lectures, training, and evaluations.
The Segerstedt Institute is a national resource centre that collaborates with international actors. In addition to our researchers participating in international research collaborations, we participate in expert groups for educational projects within the Council of Europe and in the Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN). An important and appreciated international partner for our educations is Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Centre in Jerusalem.