The FREE Initiative has produced a series of short films to showcase the tactics and methods taken by those tackling far-right extremism across Europe. This includes police, youth workers, former extremists and survivors of violent extremism. Hear their stories in the films below.

  • Why We Should Be Concerned

    What is the scale of the problem of far-right extremism in Europe?

  • The Human Face

    What are the human impacts of far-right extremism? Hear perspectives from a survivor of far-right violence and a former far-right extremist.

  • Policing the Far Right

    The right police tactics can have a major impact on far-right groups and how they affect communities. How should we police the far right?

  • We Need Exit Programmes

    Exit programmes exist only in a minority of countries. We need more initiatives in Europe to help people disengage from violent far-right groups.

  • How to Approach Extremists

    Working with extremists to disengage them from acts of violence should be done by trained intervention providers. Hear from them about how it can be done.

  • Speaking Against Prejudice

    Engaging with those who have racist or prejudiced views is important, but it needs to be done the right way. Here’s how to have conversations with them and challenge these ideologies.

  • Empowering Targeted Communities

    Communities that are targeted by far-right extremists may feel fear, powerlessness and frustration. Many survivors of far-right violence are still fighting for justice. How can we empower these communities and give them a voice?

  • Dealing with Extremism Online

    Far-right extremist are skilled at using the internet to attract and mobilise supporters. How can we use the online space to respond to them and limit their appeal?

Films directed by: Rino Pucci and Marcos Villasenor

Music: Simon Porter

The FREE Initiative has commissioned a series of portraits of inspirational individuals tackling the far-right across Europe. The full series is available here.

Portraits: Carlotta Cardana