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Advice on radicalisation of young people and adolescents


The Radicalisation Advice Centre of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) supports you if you have the impression that a close person is turning to a radical Islamist group.

Via the telephone hotline or – if you do not want to make phone calls – by e-mail, you will receive basic information and, on request, you will receive further advice and facilities in your region. The experts at the Radicalisation Advice Centre can also put you in touch with other affected persons and self-help initiatives.

You decide for yourself where further discussions take place. This can be at your home, in the consulting office or outside, for example in a café.

Common goal: to strengthen your relationship of trust with the person concerned in such a way that you can slowly bring them back from radicalisation or prevent further radicalisation.

In principle, all parties involved treat your information confidentially. However, if there are concrete indications of self-endangerment and/or others as a result of radicalisation, the counselling centre involves the security authorities.

You can use the services of the Radicalisation Advice Centre by telephone or e-mail:

Telephone hotline:

  • Call the telephone hotline of the counselling centre and describe the situation or your questions.
  • You will receive an initial telephone consultation from a specialist.
  • They receive information about offers of help and develop further options for action together with the counselling centre.
  • In individual cases, you will be offered and mediated with personal advice and support from a suitable office near your place of residence.

E-mail contact:

  • If you do not want to call the hotline personally, you can also write an e-mail and describe your situation.  
  • You will then receive an answer by e-mail.
  • If you would like further advice, you will receive it at your place of residence.

You can contact the counselling centre without further requirements.

You do not have to submit any documents.

You can take advantage of the consultation free of charge. If necessary, there are tariff-standard costs for telephone or Internet.

The duration of the consultation depends on the individual case.

Decree of the Federal Ministry of the Interior of 13 December 2011

Decree of the Federal Ministry of the Interior of 26 October 2017

Forms: none

Online procedure possible: no

Written form required: no

Personal appearance required: no

The advice is optionally provided in

  • German
  • English
  • Turkish
  • Russian.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Federal Ministry of the Interior and Home Affairs

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