R4JUST – Create and raise awareness on the broad picture radicalisation and violent extremism

Coordinator:

  • The University of Beira Interior – Portugal.

Partners:

  • 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:

  1. Partners/trainers/trainees’ development of a higher sense of role and knowledge in the field of radicalisation;
  2. Improved capacity of prison and probation professionals to effectively recognise inmates at risk of radicalisation and act upon such identification;
  3. Judges/prosecutors skill-enhancement on using risk and needs assessment information during sentencing and decision-making;
  4. 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 www.r4just.org.

Project financed by the European Commission