REACH Research and Education Institute

Bratislava, Slovak Republic

REACH Research and Education Institute is a newly established independent think tank based in Bratislava, Slovakia, focusing on issues of extremism, radicalization of public opinion and formulation of de-radicalization strategies.

REACH Institute was formed as an common initiative of group of young researchers and analysts, sharing a vision of creating the “bridge” between academia, research institutions, disposing the knowledge and methodology, on one hand, and civil society and policy-makers, i.e. the actors that operate in the field, on the other. Its primary aim is to contribute to expert discussion on the most current political and social issues, mediation of dialogue between different actors, to produce research, analyses and recommendations for both policy-makers and civil society representatives in order to increase the quality of policy decisions and the state of civil society. REACH Institute promotes research-based and evidence-based policy making process, to strengthen the cooperation of research institutions, academia, civil society and policy-makers and to put interdisciplinary research methods into practice in order to achieve positive change in terms of civil society, intra-societal relations and political culture.