The Marie Skłodowska Curie Doctoral Network VORTEX (Coping with Varieties of Radicalization into Terrorism and Extremism) has now been officially launched. From 24 to 27 October Julian Junk, Lotta Rahlf and Laura Stritzke, attended the VORTEX-Kick-Off at Malmö University. The overall goal of VORTEX is to develop new, evidence-based and innovative strategies to deal with radicalization processes and to critically analyse existing prevention strategies. VORTEX is a Europe-wide doctoral programme with a wide range of joint trainings and a network of transnational dissertation supervision. There are joint supervision agreements with the Free University of Brussels, the Universities of Oslo and Turin as well as PRIF. Julian Junk is deputy coordinator of the network. Laura Stritzke is working on a dissertation in the field of primary and secondary prevention within the framework of VORTEX. Lotta Rahlf's dissertation project deals with a European comparison of evaluation structures in the field of prevention measures.