PrEval Partners 2022–2025

PrEval is designed as a broad and open net­work (PrEval Network), which is reflected in the involve­ment of further relevant actors in analysis and know­ledge transfer formats. The network is continuously being expanded. So far, the following partners are involved in PrEval:


  • Leibniz Peace and Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF)
    Coordination of the network, contact persons: Dr. Julian Junk, Hande Abay Gaspar
    PRIF not only analyzes the conditions of conflicts, but also develops innovative suolutions, in strive for de­creasing violence, increasing social justice and political freedoms in societies. In recent years, one focus has been on social peace and dealing with radicalization and political violence. As a member of the Leibniz Association, PRIF also focuses on nation­wide and inter­national knowledge transfer and policy advice. PRIF co­ordinates the PrEval Network.
  • Amadeu Antonio Foundation
    The Amadeu Antonio Foundation is an in­dependent non-­governmental organization. It supports initiatives and projects that strengthen a demo­cratic civil society and oppose right-wing extremism, racism and anti-­Semitism. The foundation works in the areas of democratic youth culture, victim counseling, digital civil society and in community networks. As a co­ordinating body, the Amadeu Antonio Foundation integrates the “Kompetenz­netzwerk Rechts­extremismus­prävention” (KompRex) of the federal program “Demokratie leben!”. KompRex reacts to current develop­ments in right-­wing extremism, develops nation­wide prevention offers, bundles knowledge and experience and qualifies and networks project partners. In the PrEval network, the Amadeu Antonio Foundation is involved in the “Zukunfts­werkstätten” on Helpdesks and Knowledge Networks.
  • Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF)
    The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees is part of the division of the Federal Ministry of the Interior and Community and has set itself the task of advancing migration, assis­tance for refugees and integration.
  • National Commitee on Religously Motivated Extremism (BAG RelEx)
    The National Committee on Religiously Motivated Extremism or BAG RelEx (abbreviation of the German term “Bundes­arbeits­gemeinschaft religiös begründeter Extremismus”) is a non-­profit body that promotes and supports the nationwide networking of civil society actors who are committed to successful and sustainable pre­vention and de­radicalization in the field of religiously based extremism. BAG RelEx consists of over 30 member organizations and offers them a platform for discussion and pro­fessional exchange. It also supports the development and refinement of quality standards, drawing on the expertise of its member organizations. BAG RelEx also represents the interests of civil society organizations involved in prevention and de­radicalization work vis-à-vis policymakers, researchers and ad­ministrators, and contributes their experience and perspectives to the academic and political debate. Due to its current socio­political relevance, preventing Islamism is the key focus of the work of BAG RelEx and its member organizations. In this context, BAG RelEx has been represented in the “Kompetenz­netzwerk Islamistischer Extremismus” (KN:IX) since the beginning of 2020. In the PrEval Network, BAG RelEx is involved in the “Zukunfts­werkstätten” on Helpdesks and Knowledge Networks.
  • Bundes­­arbeits­kreis Arbeit und Leben e.V.
    Arbeit und Leben e.V. is an institution of civic youth and adult education under the sponsor­ship of the Deutscher Gewerkschafts­bund (DGB) and the Deutscher Volkshoch­schulverband e.V. (DVV). The Bundes­arbeitskreis Arbeit und Leben is the umbrella organization of the various Arbeit und Leben institutions in the states and municipalities. The political and social edu­cational work of Arbeit und Leben aims to enable people’s work and lives to develop according to the criteria of social justice, equal opportunities and solidarity with the goal of a democratic culture of participation. With its educational and advisory services, Arbeit und Leben creates opportunities to impart knowledge, promote judgment, encourage social participation and strengthen democracy. In the PrEval Network, Arbeit und Leben is involved in the “Zukunfts­werkstätten” on Helpdesks and Knowledge Networks.
  • Bundeskriminalamt (BKA)
    The Bundes­kriminalamt coordinates federal and state co­operation in criminal police matters.
  • Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb)
    Civic edu­cation and the dis­semination of political knowledge among the interested population are the bpb’s core objectives. Its task is to advance the understanding of political issues, promote democratic awareness, and motivate political parti­cipation. Within the PrEval project, the bpb is involved in the work packages on moni­toring evaluation research, in the pilot studies on challenges of evaluating digital approaches in civic education, in the “Zukunfts­werkstatt” on Evaluation Databases as well as in the “Zukunfts­werkstätten” on Helpdesks and Knowledge Networks. 
  • German Forum for Crime Prevention (DFK)
    The German Forum for Crime Prevention is a non-­profit foundation for the promotion of crime prevention. It networks govern­mental and non-­governmental bodies, promotes synergies and overarching approaches, and involves all social forces through knowledge transfer and public relations work. At PrEval, DFK is co-­coordinating the “Zukunfts­werkstatt” on Evaluation Databases.
  • German Youth Institute (DJI)
    The DJI has been re­searching the living conditions of children, young people and families for over 50 years. As one of the largest social science research institutes in Europe, the DJI is also active in advising the federal and state govern­ments as well as local authorities and provides impulses for pro­fessional practice. Within the frame­work of PrEval, the DJI is working on the work packages on monitoring evaluation research, on the pilot studies on the challenges of evaluating digital approaches in civic education, and on the “Zukunfts­werkstatt” on Evaluation Databases.
  • German Centre for Integration and Migration Research (DeZIM)
    The German Center for Integration and Migration Research (DeZIM) is a non-­university research institution working on integration and migration, consensus and conflict, social participation and diversity, and dis­crimination and racism. It consists of the DeZIM Institute in Berlin and a nationwide network of research institutions, the DeZIM Research Community. The DeZIM Institute is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ). The expert group “Democracy, Transfer and Policy Advice” at DeZIM carries out in particular evaluations and scientific accompani­ment within the framework of the federal program “Live Democracy!”.

    The DeZIM expert group is part of the team of spokespersons of the AK Demokratie of the DeGEval – Gesellschaft für Evaluation e.V. Through DeZIM and the AK Demokratie, other evaluation institutes, which are involved in the evaluation of federal programs, are integrated into PrEval’s pro­cesses. Within the PrEval network, DeZIM im­plements the work package on monitoring evaluation research and, together with DFK and PRIF, the “Zukunfts­werkstatt” on Evaluation Databases. It is also involved in the pilot study on challenges of evaluating digital approaches in civic education.

  • Global Public Policy Institute Berlin (GPPi)
    GPPi is an independent non-­profit think tank based in Berlin that strives to improve global governance through research, policy advice and debate. GPPi has experience in conducting different types of evaluations, including in analyzing the insti­tutional design of evaluation functions and organi­zational learning, and has imple­mented a range of projects on the prevention of violent extremism as well as on conflict and violence pre­vention more broadly. In PrEval, GPPi implements the work package “Inter­national Monitoring Structures and Practice”.
  • Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence at University Bielefeld (IKG)
    The IKG examines the foundations, mani­festations and conse­quences of radicalization and collective action, prejudice and discrimination, as well as migration, acculturation and inte­gration from an inter­disciplinary perspective. The focus lies on the empirical analysis of intra-societal conflicts. Likewise, the IKG has years of experience in knowledge transfer. In the PrEval network, the IKG is responsible for the further development of the PrEval Platform and is involved in the “Zukunfts­werkstätten” on Helpdesks and Evaluation Databases.
  • i-unito: Institute for Practice Development in Prevention
    i-unito is a nationwide institute for the holistic develop­ment of front-­line-­worker approaches in the prevention of violent extremism (PVE). The institute brings a broad network of partners engaged in prevention and intervention work in the context of extreme right-wing and religiously based radi­calization into the PrEval network – among others the Legato project network. In PrEval, i-unito implements studies on inno­vative evaluation designs in joint leadership with PRIF and the Violence Prevention Network and, together with the Violence Prevention Network, it coordinates the “Zukunfts­werkstätten” on Helpdesks and Knowledge Networks.
  • Chair of the Educational Research and Schooling at the University of Duisburg-Essen (DE) – Prof. Hermann Josef Abs, Marcus Kindlinger und Lucy Huschle
    The professorship for “Educational Research and Schooling” at the University of Duisburg-­Essen (UDE) covers the area of civic and citizenship education at school in the PrEval Network. Prof. Abs serves as National Research Coordinator for the “International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS 2022)”. The results of this study are taken up for the annual reports on edu­cation and training by the European Commission. Prof. Abs was also a member of the “European Education and Training Expert Panel by the European commission. Additionally, the chair is a network partner in setting up a “Feasibility Study: Monitor of Civic Education”​​​​​​​, which covers the edu­cational areas of civic education at universities, schools, youth work and professional develop­ment. Based on these activities, the chair establishes a connection to the EU-wide discourse on edu­cational monitoring of civic education. In the PrEval Network, the chair colla­borates with the Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb) and PRIF to conduct the pilot study “Challenges of Evaluating Digital Approaches in Civic Education”. Furthermore, the professor­ship contributes to the work package on monitoring and eva­luation research and to the work package on eva­luation databases.
  • Transfer für Bildung e.V.
    Transfer für Bildung e. V. is a non-­governmental organization in Germany that supports edu­cation for democratic citizenship, cultural and arts education, and international youth work. The organisation promotes research, consulting and monitoring of practice, and supports the dialogue between (social) sciences and research, practice and politics. Transfer für Bildung e.V. provides products and services to all who are interested or working in school or non-­formal education, youth work and adult edu­cation as well as researchers, multipliers, and supporters. The organisation focuses particularly on the field of education for demo­cratic citizenship, for what it supports the dialogue and transfer of knowledge between (social) sciences and practice in various fields. In the PrEval network, Transfer für Bildung e.V. is involved in the “Zukunfts­werkstatt” on Evaluation Databases via the project “Fachstelle politische Bildung”.
  • Violence Prevention Network (VPN)
    Violence Prevention Network gGmbH works in the fields of right-­wing and Islamist extremism with ideo­logized and radicalized indi­viduals and their families. In addition to the de­radicalization of violent extremists, the Violence Prevention Network team has acquired expertise in the field of extremism prevention that is recognized throughout Europe. The experts of Violence Pre­vention Network work nationwide in prisons as well as in their own counseling centers and offer training for multipliers as well as workshops for young people. In parallel to its practical work, Violence Prevention Net­work promotes the linking of research and practice through innovative research and innovation projects. Internationally, Violence Prevention Net­work is also active in the consortium of the European Commission’s Radicalisation Awareness Network and in other networking and qualification projects. In the PrEval Network, Violence Prevention Network is conducting studies on innovative evaluation designs in the field of secondary and tertiary prevention in cooperation with i-unito. Violence Prevention Network focuses on “Client-­centered evaluation in complex counseling processes” and supports the study on “Needs-­based evaluation in security-­relevant co­operation contexts”. Together with i-unito, Violence Prevention Network coordinates a com­prehensive needs assessment and organizes format developing laboratories, the so-called “Zukunfts­werkstätten” on the topics of a potential Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Helpdesk and on existing and developing Know­ledge Networks.