Tackling terrorism and violent radicalisation have been a top priority for European Union (EU) Member States ever since the 9/11 attacks and the Madrid and London bombings in 2004 and 2005 respectively. While EU Member States were initially almost exclusively concerned with Islamist radicalisation, more recently, EU Member States’ perspective on the threat posed by radicalisation has come to also focus again on the more traditional threats emanating from right- and left-wing extremists as well as nationalist-separatists.
The platform was created in the frame of Eu-Erasmus+ Project PROVA in 2018. The platform is the main tool of this project and will be aimed to offer a place where collect and disseminate best practices within interventions which preventing violent radicalisation and promoting democratic values, fundamental rights, intercultural understanding and active citizenship.
It is an open collection of organisations and projects in the European countries they are active in the sector of prevention of violent radicalisation and counterterrorism.
PROVA Project is aimed at preventing the radicalisation of juvenile offenders in prison and in probation.
PROVA – Erasmus+ Project 2016 – 2018 It will be addressed to professionals of juvenile justice system, stakeholders committed to inclusion policies, and minors/young-adults under criminal proceedings. University students will be involved in the Implementation. After definition of target groups, contents and Partners’ roles, Implementation of Training, Workshops and Guidelines will be carried out. Training will be addressed to professionals, to improve – with participatory methods – their competences, team-building capabilities, empowerment, and specific skills in preventing conflicts. Stakeholders will be involved in the use of urban spaces for fostering youth aggregation. Workshops will introduce activities for youth under criminal proceedings, involving university students, aimed at re-imagining urban spaces, including the inner spaces of juvenile detention institutions, to make them open to intercultural dialogue.
The whole description of the action will be made public after the release of the final reports.
Centro di Giustizia Minorile di Firenze
“Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi
Observatory of the Penal System and Human Rights