VOX-POL: Virtual Center of Excellence for Research in Violent Online Political Extremism

Duration: 
January, 2014 to December, 2018
Funding: 
EU FP7 - Network of Excellence
VOX-Pol is a 60-month project that integrates the world's leading researchers and research groups in Violent Online Political Extremism (VOPE) with security practitioners in order to create a sustainable critical mass of innovative activity among what is currently a burgeoning, but fragmented group of researchers and end users across Europe and globally. The overall aim of the project is to raise awareness of the challenges for research and policy-making in this area by exploring the interplay of e-research ethics, privacy, surveillance, freedom of speech, and practices of and responses to VOPE. Across the duration of the project, there will be workshops, training academies, summer courses and two major conferences, in addition to support for publications and network development.