About the FAIR project – FAIR

Fighting Against Inmates’ Radicalisation

763538 - FAIR - JUST-AG-2016/JUST-AG-2016-03 PROJECT NUMBER: 763538

  • Prevent violent radicalisation of inmates.
  • Promote disengagement.
  • Facilitate reintegration into society.

About the FAIR project

Prevent violent radicalization of inmates.

Promote disengagement.

Facilitate reintegration into society.



FAIR addresses the problem of violent radicalisation with a special focus on the prison system. It attempts to elaborate an alternative model to traditional detention, one that includes disengagement and rehabilitation programmes for extremist detainees.

FAIR main objectives are:

  • to prevent and deter the process of violent extremisms and recruitment of European citizens and foreign citizens residing in the Countries involved in the project by terrorist groups.
  • to promote disengagement behaviours in violent radicalised individuals in prisons.

FAIR addresses and actively includes the following target groups through several activities:

  • 170 PROFESSIONALS WORKING IN THE PRISON SYSTEM (penitentiary police, social assistance operators, healthcare operators, volunteers, religious representatives, lawyers) are included in the discussion groups and training programme for prison operators (WP4). The goal is to boost their competences and skills, and to set up the alert system to detect and monitor the radicalisation process inside the prison. The programme follows analyses of European best practices on measures to prevent and combat violent radicalisation, while also mapping prison operators’ needs (WP3). The programme is supported with two web tools: a web platform with useful resources and an online consultation service for prison operators. Both are disseminated via social networks and live events in 9 partner countries (WP2).
  • 50 INMATES, either openly radicalised or vulnerable to extremist recruitment, are involved in the rehabilitation programme in 8 EU prisons (Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia).
  • 162 STAKEHOLDERS, representatives from institutions and the judiciary system, are involved in disseminating the model of alternative detention centres for the rehabilitation of radicalised inmates (WP5). The goal is to reach agreements that allow for the concrete operational feasibility in prison systems.