PROVA Projects

Latvia

PROVIDUS Centre for public policy

PROVIDUS Centre for public policy

PROVIDUS is a leading think-tank in Latvia, established in 2002. Our mission is to promote evidence-based policy and the development of open society values.

PROVIDUS main areas of work are good governance, anti-corruption and migration, with citizen participation and EU dimension as a horizontal component throughout all activities. Or work methods include policy research and analyses, drafting and review of legislation, advocacy, monitoring, organization of public events and discussions

Website
http://providus.lv

E-mail / Contact / telephone
Alberta Street 13, 6th floor (entrance from Strelnieku Street) Riga LV-1010
Telephone: +371 67039252
Email: info@providus.lv

The Latvian Centre for Human Rights

The Latvian Centre for Human Rights

The Latvian Centre for Human Rights is an independent non-governmental organisation established in 1993 working with issues concerning integration, discrimination, hate crimes, asylum, migration and fundamental rights issues, as well as human rights in closed institutions. The organization Fosters the society integration process. Within its own scope of expertise, the LCHR primary focus is on the minorities-related issues, such as language rights, citizenship and civil participation, and participate to several projects and activities.

Website
http://cilvektiesibas.org.lv/en/

E-mail / Contact / telephone
Skolas street 21, 6 floor, 609c,
Rīga, LV - 1010, Latvia
Phone: +371 67039290 (CSC telecom)
Email: office@humanrights.org.lv

“Partnership Against Violent Radicalisation in Cities” (Project PRACTICIES)

“Partnership Against Violent Radicalisation in Cities” (Project PRACTICIES)

A particularly sensitive issue, the fight against all forms of extremism and radicalisation requires the participation of all citizens and professionals in Europe, including those involved in the field of knowledge. It is on this basis and in response to a European call for tenders following the attacks in January 2015, which was supported by the French government, that the PRACTICIES (Partnership Against Violent Radicalisation in Cities) Network was created. It involves more than 25 partners from various European countries (Italy, Austria, Spain, Belgium, Greece, Portugal) as well as Tunisia, all experts in the humanities, political science, information sciences and information technology.

The objectives of this network are to better understand the risk factors and the mechanisms of violent radicalisation and to characterise them from the origins to the act in order to design concrete prevention tools against hate speech and recruitment processes.

PRACTICIES works in particular on better understanding communication processes that promote or limit the spread of hate speech among young people, whether in public, community, family or virtual spaces (social networks, etc.).

It also aims to identify good intervention or prevention practices that address violent radicalisation at European, national and local level. And ultimately to develop effective actions and innovative tools to fight radicalisation.

Finally, it works closely with representatives of civil society involved in prevention, such as associations of mothers of children who died in Syria (in Belgium in particular), cities or networks of cities (Nice, Toulouse), but also police or anti-terrorist structures (Spanish, Tunisian or Greek police).

Website
https://efus.eu/en/topics/risks-forms-of-crime/radicalisation/efus/14147/
https://efus.eu/files/2018/05/PRACTICIES_city-presentation_Riga_EN.pdf

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„Terrorism pReventIon Via rAdicaLisation countEr-NarraTive“ (Project TRIVALENT)

„Terrorism pReventIon Via rAdicaLisation countEr-NarraTive“ (Project TRIVALENT)

TRIVALENT is an EU funded project which aims to a better understanding of root causes of the phenomenon of violent radicalisation in Europe in order to develop appropriate countermeasures, ranging from early detection methodologies to techniques of counter-narrative. On the assumption that to successfully contrast violent extremism it is needed a more balanced response, combining repressive with preventive measures, TRIVALENT project aims to a better understanding of root causes of the phenomenon

of violent radicalisation in Europe, through a multidisciplinary analysis leading to a comprehensive approach, based on a firm commitment to respecting fundamental rights, promoting integration, cultural dialogue and fighting discrimination, in order to develop appropriate countermeasures, ranging from early detection methodologies to techniques of counter-narrative, involving LEAs together with academics, experts and civil society actors at local, national and European level, in collaboration also with communities of reference.

Website
http://trivalent-project.eu

E-mail / Contact / telephone
Project partner in Latvia: State Police of Latvia
http://www.vp.gov.lv.

„Detection and response to radicalisation appearances“ (Project DARRA)

„Detection and response to radicalisation appearances“ (Project DARRA)

The aim is to create an instrument / tool to help identify people / cases that are affected by radicalization and in which cases extreme acts of violence may be involved. The evaluation tool is selected by people who need more and more attention. The tool is primarily aimed at constables and youth police officers, since they are in a position to detect such cases at an early stage.

E-mail / Contact / telephone
Project partner in Latvia: State Police of Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Latvia
Adress: Čiekurkalna 1.līnija 1 k-2, Riga, LV-1026, Latvia
Phone of the chancellery: 67219263, fax: 67829686
E-mail: kanceleja@iem.gov.lv

„Mobile interagency teams to detect and prevent the escalation of violent radicalization“(Project TRAINING AID).

„Mobile interagency teams to detect and prevent the escalation of violent radicalization“(Project TRAINING AID).

Training Aid will facilitate the integration of member states counter-radicalization efforts establishing common procedures for highly-specialized training methodologies and integrating specialized topics such as strategic planning and fundamental rights by using blended technologies for synchronic and a-synchronic training delivery. The Target groups of this project are: Law Enforcement Agencies, Prison & Probation staff, Europol, Eurojust, Cepol, Police Academies, Judiary staff. Training Aid project will organize Expert Users Panels in Spain, Germany and Latvia. Furthermore, the project will organize "Training of the Trainers" sessions in Germany, Czech Republic and Latvia in order to deliver training courses to reach more than 1.000 frontline practitioners all around Europe.

Website
https://www.agenformedia.com/international-projects/training-aid

E-mail / Contact / telephone
Project partner in Latvia: Ministry of justice of the Republic of Latvia
Mail: tm.kanceleja@tm.gov.lv
Tel.: 67036720; 67036721; 67036825
Contact persons for lead partner: rosa.demarco01@giustizia.it; sergio.bianchi@agenformedia.com