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Lower Saxony Advice Centre on the Prevention of neo-Salafist Radicalisation

Led by the Ministry of Social Affairs, a concept was developed for the structure and work of a civil society advice centre together with the Islamic associations. Building on this, the Advice Centre on the Prevention of neo-Salafist Radicalisation started its operations in Hanover in April 2015. The “beRATen e.V.” association, which was launched in December 2014, was made the responsible body of the Advice Centre.

This advice service, offered in the entire Land, is to demonstrate paths towards averting violent, extremist ideology and towards reintegrating people into society. Those concerned, as well as in particular relatives, friends and acquaintances from the private, school and professional lives of young people affected by radicalisation, can find advice and support there.


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There have been several occasions very recently in which people have pretended to be employees of the Federal Office and asked for an interview at which they questioned asylum applicants intensively. This took place in some cases on the pretext that a second hearing was allegedly needed. Important: The Federal Office does not conduct home visits! These individuals do not work for the Federal Office. The Federal Office has therefore filed criminal charges. If something similar happens to you, or if you observe anything of this nature as a carer, please report this to your local police station.Interviewers from reputable survey institutes who are currently conducting interviews as part of research projects in which data are collected on a voluntary basis clearly state who they are working for. They also give the name of the survey institute and prove this by showing the appropriate documentation. This means that you can make enquiries should you have any doubts.

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