• Chair: Amir Rostami (Institute for Futures Studies) 
  • Torhild Breidlid (OsloMet): Preventing and countering radicalization and violent extremism in Kenya – a critical case study 
  • Kristin H Dugstad (Oslo Metropolitan University): A faith which has no name? 
  • Jeppe Fuglsang Larsen & Sune Qvotrup Jensen (Aalborg University): Everyday religion and radical Islamism – a contribution to theorizing the role of religion in radicalization studies 
  • Håvard Haugstvedt (University of Stavanger, Norway) & Martin M. Sjøen, (Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway): Exploring youths’ willingness to engage with civil society and public sector institutions: The untapped potential of religious communities when preventing violent extremism 
  • Heidi Maiberg (Royal Holloway University of London): The role and importance of religion during the process of deradicalisation and disengagement: to include or not to include? 
  • Chair: Lisa Kaati (Swedish Defence Research Institute) 
  • Leena Malkki, Juha Saarinen & Daniel Sallamaa (University of Helsinki): Violent extremist narratives in Finnish-language online communities 
  • Guri Nordtorp Mølmen (Independent researcher/University of Oslo) Jacob Aasland Ravndal (University of Oslo): Mechanisms of online radicalisation: How the internet affects the radicalisation of extreme-right lone actor terrorists 
  • Sara Jul Jacobsen (The Danish Centre for Prevention of Extremism): Male warriors and female honor: Masculinity and femininity in online Salafi propaganda
  • Henriette Frees Esholdt & Mehmet Ümit Necef (Lund University): Terrorist Kitsch: Narratives of Nostalgia in Islamic State Propaganda 
  • Noora Kotilainen (National Defence University/University of Helsinki): Horrific Spectacles –Brutal Terrorist Visual Communication as Thanatopolitics 
  • Chair: Heléne Lööw (Uppsala University), Co-chair: Louise Berglund (Uppsala University) 
  • Heléne Lööw (Uppsala University): Do we really need historians in the field of combating extremism and prevention?
  • Jens Edlund (KTH Royal Institute of Technology), D. Brodén, M. Fridlund, C. Lindhé, L.-J. Olsson, M. Ängsal & P. Öhberg: Terrorism in Swedish politics (SweTerror): A multimodal study of the configuration of terrorism in parliamentary debates, legislation and policy networks in Sweden 1968–2018
  • Louise Berglund (Uppsala University): The roots of anti-Jewish propaganda and sentiment: Medieval to modern

Session 1

  • Chair: Tommi Kotonen (University of Jyväskylä) 
  • Tore Bjørgo (University of Oslo): Why the Nordic Resistance Movement restrains its use of violence
  • Christer Mattsson & Thomas Johansson (University of Gothenburg): Neo-Nazi Violence and Ideology: Changing Attitudes Toward Violence in Sweden’s Skinhead and Post-Skinhead Eras
  • Daniel Sallamaa (University of Helsinki): Violence and policing violence in Finnish far-right demonstrations

Session 2

  • Chair: Daniel Sallamaa (University of Helsinki)
  • Graham Macklin & Tore Bjørgo (University of Oslo): Breivik’s long shadow: The impact of the 22 July attacks on the modus operandi of far-right lone actor terrorist
  • Anders Ravik Jupskås & Hans Peter Tranøy (University of Oslo): Far Right Activists against Islam: Survey Evidence from Norway
  • Cathrine Thorleifsson (University of Oslo): Dark echoes: fascist memes in the digital age
  • Eviane Leidig (University of Oslo): Alt-Right Women and Online Radicalization
  • Chair: Juha Saarinen (King’s College London) 
  • Amir Rostami (Institute for Futures Studies), J. Sturup, H. Mondani, C. Carlsson, J. Sarnecki & C. Edling: Lonely together: A registry-based study of male lone wolfs, their male siblings and other extremists
  • Rune Ellefsen (University of Oslo) & Sveinung Sandberg (University of Oslo): Interruption of young Muslims’ radicalization: The role of religious authority, family, peers, and the police
  • Heidi Maiberg (Royal Holloway University of London): Quo Vadis, Estonian far-right? Numbers behind the zero
  • Sébastien Tutenges (Lund University) & Sveinung Sandberg (University of Oslo): Street culture meets extremism: How Muslims involved in street life and crime oppose jihadism
  • Chair: Anneli Portman (Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare) 
  • Mats Fridlund (University of Gothenburg): How We are Learning to Live with the Bombs: Domesticating the threat of urban terrorism through materialities and routines
  • Anna-Maria Fjellman (University of Gothenburg) & Lasse Lindekilde and Oluf Gøtzsche-Astrup (Aarhus University): The Nordic geographies of counter violent extremism – an analysis of spatial patterns in public perceptions of policies and willingness to report concerns of radicalization
  • Virginie Andre (Victoria University), Onni Sarvela (Exit Finland) & Fabian Wichmann (Exit Germany): Once an Extremist, Always an Extremist? 
  • Chair: Irina van der Vet (University of Helsinki) 
  • Tanja Marie Hansen & Jens Lemb (University of Southern Denmark): Machine Learning and Credit-Taking: An Inductive Approach to Disentangling Terrorist Attention-Seeking Behavior
  • Dr. Yannick Veilleux-Lepage (Leiden University): How Terror Evolves: The Emergence and Spread of Terrorist Techniques
  • Jacob Aasland Ravndal (University of Oslo): Is right-wing terrorism on the rise? How measurement problems in terrorism research lead to different conclusions about the same phenomenon
  • Chair: Lasse Lindekilde (Aarhus University) 
  • Rita Augestad Knudsen (Norwegian Institute of International Affairs) & Ole Martin Stormoen: Picking your potion: three countries' experiences with selecting and using specialized risk assessment tools in the prison and probation context
  • Caitlin Clemmow & Paul Gill (University College London): Exploring Risk and Protective Factors for Active Exposure to Violent Extremists, Their Materials, and Settings in a General Population
  • Sara With Skaar, Milan Obaidi (University of Oslo) & Jonas R. Kunst (NUPI): Measuring Extremist Archetypes: Scale Development and Validation
  • Nazar Akrami, Amendra Shrestha (Uppsala University) & Lisa Kaati (Swedish Defence Research Institute): Digital Risk Assessment of Individuals and Environments:  Introducing the General Risk Score
  • Chair: Saija Benjamin (University of Helsinki) 
  • Sanna Mustasaari (University of Eastern Finland): Finnish children or “cubs of the Caliphate”? Jurisdiction, child welfare and the rights of the child
  • Kathrine Elmose Jørgensen (University of Copenhagen): How did they end up in the Salafi-jihadist battle field? Testimonies from the inner circle of four Danish deceased or stranded al-Qaeda and ISIS foreign fighters
  • Jennie Sivenbring (University of Gothenburg): A European Guantanamo for Swedish children in Syria 
  • Henriette Frees Esholdt (Lund University): Coping with Everyday Life in Al-Hol(lywood): Contradicting Narratives of Despair and Glorification from Women in the Al-Hol Camp
  • Lotta Tuomaala-Järvinen (University of Helsinki) & Juha Saarinen (King’s College London): A Threefold Typology of Jihadist Financing in Finland, 2008-2019
  • Chair: Anna Ekström (Institute for Futures Studies) 
  • Jerzy Sarnecki (Institute for Futures Studies, Sweden): Women in violent extremism in Sweden
  • Hernan Mondani (Institute for Futures Studies, Sweden): The co-offending network of Swedish female violent extremists
  • Tina Askanius (Institute for Futures Studies, Sweden): Women in the Nordic Resistance Movement and their online media practices: between internalised misogyny and embedded feminism

Session 1

  • Chair: Tore Bjørgo (University of Oslo) 
  • Mattias Wahlström (University of Gothenburg), Magnus Wennerhag & Jan Jämte (Örebro University): Local constructions of violent extremism: Negotiating the meaning of a contested concept in Swedish municipal and regional authorities
  • Jesper Rasmussen (Aarhus University): How the Public Defines Online Hate Speech
  • Daniel Brodén & Mats Fridlund (University of Gothenburg): Political Violent Extremism in the Welfare State: Public Discourse and Cultural Imaginaries of Terrorism in Cold War Sweden

Session 2

  • Chair: Jacob Aasland Ravndal (University of Oslo) 
  • Martin M. Sjøen (Western Norway University of Applied Sciences): Let’s talk about terrorism
  • Oluf Gøtzsche-Astrup, Lasse Lindekilde (Aarhus University) and Anna-Maria Fjellman (University of Gothenburg): : Perceived legitimacy of CVE Policies and the Willingness to Report Concerns of Radicalization to Authorities in the Nordic Countries
  • Øyvind Bugge Solheim & Anders Ravik Jupskås (University of Oslo): A politicized interpretation? A survey analysis of how Norwegians understand the 22 July attacks ten years after
  • Chair: Christer Mattsson (University of Gothenburg) 
  • Milan Obaidi (University of Oslo): Reciprocal Extremism: The Escalating Vicious Cycle of Hostility among Muslims and non-Muslims
  • Lars Erik Berntzen (University of Oslo) & Eelco Harteveld and Haylee Kelsall (University of Amsterdam): Measuring and Modelling Escalating Polarization: From Partisan Engagement to Intolerance and Support for Violence
  • Joel Backström, Karin Creutz & Niko Pyrhönen (University of Helsinki): Conceptualizing far-right action as reactivity
  • Saija Benjamin (University of Helsinki): Resilience and PVE-E in Finland 
  • Chair: Line Lerche Mørck (Aarhus University) 
  • Iram Khawaja (Aarhus University) & Line Lerche Mørck (Aarhus University): Learning to be a good Muslim – Mo(ve)ments beyond gang engagement and radicalization
  • Line Lerche Mørck (Aarhus University), Wael Adnan Aiche, Tina Wilchen Christensen & Helle Rabøl Hansen: Preventive street level social work and collective, conflictual agency in the wake of Rasmus Paludan’s Burning of the Quran
  • Helle Rabøl Hansen (Aarhus University): Social media as "The new street" 
  • Chair: Niko Pyrhönen (University of Helsinki)
  • Milan Obaidi (University of Oslo): Fear of infectious diseases lead to an increase in Xenophobic attitudes
  • Niko Pyrhönen & Katja Valaskivi (University of Helsinki): Exploring methods for recognizing extremist contents - Studying circulation of conspiratorial content between mainstream, dark web and extremist platforms
  • Bettina Rottweiler & Paul Gill (UCL): Psychological Mechanisms linking Conspiracy Beliefs and Violent Extremism
  • Emilia Lounela (University of Helsinki): A review of current research on the incel phenomenon
  • Chair: Rita Augestad Knudsen (Norwegian Institute of International Affairs) 
  • Irina van der Vet (University of Helsinki): Hybrid Threat Strategy and the EU Counterterrorism Policy
  • Jan Jämte (Örebro University) & Rune Ellefsen (University of Oslo): Countering extremism(s): Differences in local prevention of left-wing, right-wing and Islamist extremism 
  • Sofia Beskow (Södertörns Högskola): The paradox of tolerance and democratic self-defense: State repression against radical social movements 
  • Ann-Kristin Jonasson (University of Gothenburg): The Double-Edged Sword of Democracy: How Democracy is used in the European Union's External Action against Terrorism in the Middle East