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INTEGRA Integrated radicalisation prevention approach

INTEGRA

Integrated Community, Probation and Prison Services Radicalisation Prevention Approach

 

Synopsis

INTEGRA “Integrated community, probation and prison services radicalisation prevention approach” strives to improve the transition process between prison and/or probation systems and the community for those at risk of radicalisation or who have been radicalised. It attempts to achieve this outcome by promoting a holistic radicalisation prevention initiative, focusing on offenders’ skills development as well as on the capacity building of front line staff and organisations.
The project foresees the direct participation of 850 people, including practitioners from the countries involved in the partnership, academic researchers, mentors, and trainees.

 

Objectives

  • To upscale existing practices and understand their role in a holistic prevention of radicalisation and disengagement /de-radicalisation;
  • To develop a skills-enhancement programme for frontline staff working with inmates throughout its transition back into society, including prison and probation staff, and community organisations working closely with the prison services;
  • To establish a local mentorship model to support both ex-radicals upon release and their families;
  • To ensure knowledge sharing and collaboration among the relevant authorities and organisations regarding people who are vulnerable to radicalisation or who have been radicalised, who are in prison, and on their release;
  • To describe and explain the social course of transition to radical action;
  • To provide concrete tools for action.

 

Expected outcomes

  • Increased awareness about radicalisation and extremism that lead to terrorism in detention environments (national and EU levels);
  • Improved understanding about detecting “red flags” of violent radicalisation and about the prevention and detection mechanisms currently in place in Europe through real-life case studies;
  • Better capacity to deal with detainees at risk of radicalisation or already radicalised by receiving training where they will gain new knowledge and tools useful for everyday challenges;
  • Increased awareness and capacity of community service providers to deal with ex-offenders deemed vulnerable to radicalisation and/or former radicals along their reintegration process;
  • Increased knowledge about the mentoring schemes as a tool for social support of ex-radicals or previously identified inmates vulnerable to radical messages upon release and their families;
  • Improved multi-agency cooperation and planning for release by providing prison and probation systems with the tools that allow them to analyze the existing networks, information gathering and communication processes between different agencies (prison – probation – police  -intelligence services – community services).

 

Promoter

Université De Toulouse II – Le Mirail, France

 

Partners

IPS_Innovative Prison Systems, Portugal
Università Degli Studi di Brescia, Italy
CSD – Center for the Study of Democracy, Bulgaria
KEMEA – Center for Security Studies, Greece
ICPA – The International Corrections and Prisons Association, The Netherlands

 

Funding

Erasmus+
KA2 – Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices
Strategic Partnerships for adult education

 

Time frame

01/09/2017 – 31/08/2020 (36 months)

INTEGRA Project radicalisation prevention integrated approach

Promoting a holistic radicalisation prevention approach across communities and correctional settings, that will focus on offenders, staff, and organisations capacity-building.

Services
Security, Community Safety, Training and Development

Where
France, Portugal, Italy, Bulgaria, Greece, The Netherlands

Contact us
ips@prisonsystems.eu