R4JUST – Create and raise awareness on the broad picture radicalisation and violent extremism
- The University of Beira Interior – Portugal.
- IPS_Innovative Prison Systems – Portugal,
- Directorate-General for Reinsertion and Prison Services – Portugal,
- College of Public Administration Bremen – Germany,
- Bremen Senate of Justice and Constitution – Germany,
- Agenfor International – Italy,
- West University of Timisoara – Romania,
- ICPA International Corrections & Prisons Association – The Netherlands,
- Polish Platform for Homeland Security – Poland.
Description of the project:
R4JUST project is expected to create and raise awareness on the broad picture radicalisation and violent extremism, fostering understanding in:
- why prisons are a breeding ground for radicalisation;
- why probation settings should address the issue of radicalisation;
- cthe importance of risk and needs assessment information at sentencing; and
- dthe need for an integrated, multi-sectoral communication approach.
The project was officially launched in September 2019 and will continue until February 2022.
The main goals of the project are:
- Partners/trainers/trainees’ development of a higher sense of role and knowledge in the field of radicalisation;
- Improved capacity of prison and probation professionals to effectively recognise inmates at risk of radicalisation and act upon such identification;
- Judges/prosecutors skill-enhancement on using risk and needs assessment information during sentencing and decision-making;
- Increased awareness and knowledge regarding the importance of an integrated, multi-sectoral approach to the prevention of radicalisation.
PPHS officially joined the project’s consortium in February 2021 and will be participating in most activities, especially in the following Work Packages:
- WP 3: Multi-sectoral training course on radicalisation prevention (prison, probation & sentencing levels).
- WP 4: Training course on the effectiveness of Exit Strategies & Programmes.
- WP 5: Multi-level & cross-sector pollination actions.
To learn more please visit the project website.