Assessing Risk of Violent Radicalization: The ERIS and the WRAW2


University of Tampere, Arvo building, lecture hall F211AB, address: Arvo Ylpön katu 34

Assessing Risk of Violent Radicalization: The ERIS and the WRAW2
Workshop on Wednesday 28 November 2018 in Tampere, Finland

Risk for violent radicalization is an actual concern in nowadays society. The aim of this workshop is to learn to use research based, objective tools useful to better estimate the risk of violence with young adults and adolescents who increasingly become entrenched in radical thoughts and begin to see violence as a reasonable means to achieve their goals.

The participants will familiarize themselves with two risk assessment tools, the Extremist Risk Intervention Scale (ERIS) and the Violence Risk Assessment of Written Word (WRAW2).

Course description

Please register yourself or a group for the workshop by 14 November 2018 HERE.

Preliminary programme

08.30 - 10.00   Defining radical thoughts and extremist actions Review of literature related to risk, protective, and mobilization factors

10.00 - 10.15   Break

10.15 - 11.45   Defining the Risk Factors (RF), Protective Factors (PF) and Mobilization Factors (MF)

11.45 - 12.30   Lunch

12.30 - 14.00   Scoring ERIS, case examples

14.00 - 14.15   Break

14.15 - 15.45   Risk assessment of written word: Five clusters of analysis

15.45 - 17.15   Scoring VRAW2, case examples

17.15 - 17.30   Closing


The participation fee of 285 EUR (VAT 0 %) includes the workshop programme and materials as well as scheduled coffee breaks and lunch. The participation fee(s) is paid when registering for the event. The payment is made either with a credit card or by PayPal (no additional charges).

Finnish participants can also choose invoicing (invoicing fee of 20 EUR will be added) or online banking as their payment method. Groups that have chosen invoicing as their payment method will receive a collective invoice (only one invoicing fee charged). The system sends the invoice automatically after the registration has been completed. Please make sure that the invoicing details are accurate. If the participant has provided inadequate or faulty invoicing details when registering for the event, a supplementary fee of 20 EUR (VAT 0 %) will be charged in addition to the previous invoicing fee for issuing a new invoice.

Cancellation policy
For cancellations received by 14 November 2018, the paid registration fees will be fully refunded, except for the possible invoicing fee. No refund will be issued for cancellations made after this date. No refunds will be made for no-shows. Participation that has already been registered can be transferred to another person from the same organisation without any extra charge. Cancellations and requests for refunds and registration transfers must always be made by e-mail to

University of Tampere, Arvo building, lecture hall F211AB, address: Arvo Ylpön katu 34



For more information, please contact:
Programme and scientific contents: Riittakerttu Kaltiala-Heino,  
Workshop practicalities: Johanna Lehto, (Conference Support Services)