This ties to "SAFIRE"
"which is a €3.6 million project funded under the European Security Research Programme, to which the EC is contributing 3€ million. The project promises a "Scientific Approach to Fighting Radical Extremism" and has the goal of "improv[ing] fundamental understanding of radicalization processes and us[ing] this knowledge to develop principles to improve (the implementation) of interventions designed to prevent, halt and reverse radicalization".
The SAFIRE consortium is led by the Dutch military research institute TNO and includes the RAND Corporation, the Israeli International Counter-Terrorism Academy (ICSA, which promises "to adapt the 'Israeli Operational Philosophy' to the most vulnerable of venues and complicated of local problems"), Compagnie Européenne d'Intelligence Stratégique (CEIS, the Strategic Intelligence Company, France), Bridge 129 (an Italian security company), several academics from Utrecht and Amsterdam, and the Instituut voor Multiculturele ontwikkeling(Dutch Institute for Multicultural Affairs)." statewatch Link, Link
"It is worth noting that the Quilliam Foundation,one of the government’s key partners in the Prevent programme, arguably promotes adherence to what it regards as the traditional scholarship of Sufi preachers as an antidote to extremism." "spooked" p.38, on the potential danger of government sponsorship for its preferred religious trends Link, citing RAND, US thinktank on military affairs, that argues that westerngovernments should fight a ‘battle of ideas’ against Islamist extremism in Europe by empowering ‘Traditionalists’ and ‘Sufis’, who are the ‘natural allies of the West’. Angel Rabasa, Cheryl Benard, Lowell H. Schwartz and Peter Sickle, Building Moderate Muslim Networks (Santa Monica,CA, RAND Corporation, 2007), p. 74.