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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.

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EU projects

  • DARE > The DARE  (Dialogue about Radicalisation and Equality) project  includes 15 partners in 13 countries – Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Malta, Norway, Poland, Russian Federation, The Netherlands, Tunisia, Turkey and the UK – and will run for four years. Funded under the EU Horizon 2020 Framework Programme, it will investigate young people’s encounters with and agents of radicalisation, how they receive and respond to those calls, and how they make choices about the paths they take.
  • ELMIP > THE European University of Cyprus has launched the ELMIP – Empowering Learning Models in Prison Programme, co-funded by the European Union Justice Programme, implemented with partners Enoros Consulting Ltd (Cyprus) and Ergoplan AE (Greece), and the Cyprus prison department. The programme aims to provide invaluable training materials to prisoners and prison staff through innovative educational opportunities and specialised training.In particular, it aims to shield young prisoners, develop communication skills, emotional and interpersonal skills, and improve their employability after release and achieve long-term reintegration into society.
  • ENM – Judicial response to terrorism in the light of the Charter of fundamental rights of the EU > With the financial support of the European Commission’s DG Justice, the project “Judicial response to terrorism in the light of the Charter of fundamental rights of the EU” aims to provide practitioners with the legal and practical background required in fundamental rights law and raise their awareness in order to conciliate this and the handling of terrorist cases.
  • ERA > Enhancing cross-border mutual legal assistance and recognition of decisions in countering terrorism and preventing radicalisation in prisons – ERA project, sponsored by the European Union, consists of four seminars, two of which take place in Madrid and Vienna in 2017 and two in Utrecht and Trier in 2018. Each seminar focuses on a different aspect of enhancing cross-border mutual legal assistance and recognition of decisions in countering terrorism and preventing radicalisation in prisons, with the aim being to provide practical training for a broad spectrum of legal professionals and practitioners, ministry officials and officials from judicial training institutions, prison administrations and the probation services in the relevant fields.
  • European Judicial Training Network ( EJTN) > The European Commission Directorate-General for Justice has entrusted the EJTN, together with its members and partners, with the development of an EU-funded, multi-phased and cross-sector Training Programme on Counter-Terrorism and Radicalisation to Violent Extremism, tailored to the needs of the relevant stakeholders and practitioners across the EU.
  • IMPACT Europe > IMPACT Europe is an evaluation toolkit for professionals working in the counter violent extremism field. The toolkit can be used to design and conduct an evaluation of the programmes, as well as integrate suggestions of practices for future interventions. Evaluating counter violent extremism work. Funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme and running from early 2014 to mid-2017, the IMPACT Europe project aimed to fill the gap in knowledge and understanding of what works in tackling violent extremism.
  • Pericle > The overall aim of the proposed project is to develop a comprehensive approach to prevent and counter violent radicalisation and extremism. The PERICLES (Policy recommendation and improved communication tools for law enforcement and security agencies preventing violent radicalisation) project is especially dedicated to transitional processes of radicalisation.
  • Practices > The PRACTICIES project aims to understand radicalisation in order to better anticipate its occurrences and intervene as early as possible in this negative process. Our research and assessment of the professional practice of practitioners will allow to reduce the risk of violent radicalisation and improve urban security in partner cities. In this sense, PRACTICIES wants to contribute to tackling one of the biggest challenges faced by European cities, that is to empower and engage residents, and particularly the most vulnerable, and thus become more inclusive and diverse cities.
  • PRALT – Prevention of juvenile radicalisation > The project “The prevention of juvenile radicalisation: Promoting the use of alternatives to detention through judicial training” will address the issue of juvenile radicalisation in detention, within and outside the prison system, through the sharing of knowledge and good practices between judicial professionals and actors of several EU Member States (EUMS), especially those drawing on cross-sector collaboration. It is based on the assumption that efforts to promote disengagement from violence and extremism will be more effective if they build on existing structures for crime prevention and rehabilitation.
  • Prepare > PREPARE’s general objective is to contribute to prevent radicalisation through disengagement and rehabilitation programmes in release and probation, notably through multi-agency partnerships that include local authorities.
  • Prison de-radicalization strategies, programmes and risk assessment tools in Europe > The project will evaluate the strategies and programmes which prevent, deter and counter radicalization in prison, including detention centres. This will identify and analyse good practices regarding new or existing de-radicalization, disengagement and rehabilitation programmes and risk assessment tools. European guidelines will be maintained with the protection of detainees’ rights from pre-detention, rehabilitation and probation. Considerations ensured for differing needs based on gender, youth and non-discrimination and utilizing networks to propose improvements. Research incorporates qualitative and quantitative data analysis on official government documents and with 15 key stakeholders from prison administration and management, prison staff, Imams, chaplains and other religious representatives. Undertaken by the European Prison Observatory which comprises of the applicant and seven partners in Italy, Portugal, Spain, Latvia, Austria, Germany and Greece. A subcontracted charity will undertake research and attend meetings for the UK.
  • R2pris > Radicalisation Prevention in Prisons (R2pris) Project seeks to reduce radicalization and extremism inside prisons by enhancing the competences of frontline staff (correctional officers, educational staff and psychologists, social workers) to identify, report and interpret signals of radicalisation and respond appropriately.
  • REM – Rights, Duties, Solidarity > REM is a European project co-funded by the EU program “Erasmus +” that involves seven partners in four European countries: Germany, Italy, Romania and Spain.Inspired by a project realized within the walls of Dozza’s prison in Bologna (IT) REM aims to prevent violent radicalization and to promote democratic values and fundamental rights. To do so the consortium is creating training modules for migrants that can facilitate dialogue and self-reflection about rights, duties and cultural differences. Every partner will plan and realize training modules for migrants in different social contexts, e.g. hosting communities, prisons, language courses and so on.
  • RISE > The aim of this 18-month–long Identification of violent extremism and radicalisation in Finnish prisons – RISE project was to detect and identify radicalisation among the prison population. Early detection prevented radicalisation processes and helped to identify individuals at risk. Prisons are closed and controlled environments, and therefore they offer special opportunities to detect radicalisation and make an effective intervention through assessment. The approach: included prison sentence planning, risk assessment and safe placements. It also enabled efficient collection of information on imprisonment, which in turn facilitated cooperation across different networks, as well as information exchange within the correctional institution and with other actors. Training for prison and probation staff was provided in most of the Finnish prisons and probation offices and for The Training Institute for Prison and Probation Services’ students.
  • RiskTrack >  Tracking tool based on social networks for the assessment of the risk of radicalization is a project co-financed by the Justice Program of the European Union (2014-2020) of 24 months. It is coordinated by the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) and has the Université Lyon 1 Claude Bernard (UCBL), the Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Deu (PSSJDD) and the Cyprus Neuroscience & Technology Institute (CNTI) as members of the consortium.
  • SAFFRON – Semantic Analysis against Foreign Fighters Recruitment Online Network > The aim of SAFFRON is to build a system able to support early detection of foreign fighters recruitment by terrorist groups in Europe, with a focus on ISIS and Al-Qaeda. It consists in studying recruitment communication strategies on social media (e.g. narrations, argumentative tropes and myths used), and their evolution in time, as well as identification of needs, values, cultural and social contexts of the target. A specific “social media guide” will be developed in order to give detailed guidelines to the social media team for managing different communicative situations, user generated contributions and reactions. Furthermore, a “social media crisis protocol” will be identified in order to identify critical communicative situations and design correct interactions. It is a 2-year European project (February 2016-January 2018) cofunded by the Internal Security Fund of the European Union.
  • Strengthening > Funded by the European Commission ISEC programme, the project ‘Strengthening Resilience against Violent Radicalisation (STRESAVIORA)’ has been conducted between January 2013 and January 2015 with a view to developing an early prevention psycho-physical training for (vulnerable) youngsters to strengthen their resilience against radical influences and to raise the awareness of the youngster’s social environment. The project outcome has been the ‘BOUNCE Resilience Tools’.
  • TAKE DOWN > TAKEDOWN is an EU-project for developing effective and efficient security solutions against organised crime and terrorist networks. It has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme.
  • TRAin Training – Transfer Radicalisation Approaches in Training > Development and application of individualized treatment programs for prisoners and subjects in external penal area aimed at countering the risk of violent radicalization. Among the aims of the project, which has a duration of 24 months and will involve approximately 2,800 operators, is the improvement of the knowledge of violent radicalization, of signals and means of prevention and contrast, both in Italy and in partner countries; the “full use” of a new risk assessment protocol aimed at creating a working method common to all the subjects who, at different levels, intervene in the interception, taking charge and management of those at risk of radicalization violent or already radicalized, also through the construction of a system for the exchange of information useful for the prevention and combating of terrorism and the recognition of working methods already started by the project partner countries; the training of front-line personnel focused on the learning and use of counseling and counter-narrative methods.
  • UE CoE HELP > The Human Rights Education Programme for Legal Professionals (HELP) of the Council of Europe and the Project on prevention of radicalisation leading to terrorism DeRad.



FAIR Outcomes



Traning Programme for Prison Operators

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Risk Indicators

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Prevention and rehabilitation programme

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FAIR needs assessment report

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Date added : 01 - 06 - 2018

Collection of inspiring practices

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Date added : 24 - 05 - 2018