Working Paper: Designing Narrative-Based CVE Products With A Structured Professional Judgment Approach


  • Jörg Peschak University of Vienna


Counternarratives, Countering Violent Extremism (CVE), Alternative Narratives, Structured Professional Judgment Approach (SPJ)


Inspired by methods used in risk assessment, this paper suggests a structured professional judgment approach (SPJ) to facilitate the decision-making process in expert group settings tasked with the development of narrative-based countering violent extremism (CVE) products. The added value of this concept is to systematically apply the relevant knowledge distributed among the literature and identify the strengths and weaknesses of the narrative-based CVE product in early stages like the baseline assessment. This may enable campaigners to avoid expensive mistakes and accelerate the development of products. A tentative checklist is provided. Furthermore, indicators for monitoring and evaluation are suggested.


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