PROVA Projects

Netherlands

VETcontra

VETcontra

Vocational schools, secondary schools and vocational training institutions are often confronted with learners coming from different social, cultural or racial backgrounds. Under these circumstances, it happens often that frictions arise that are born out of prejudice, low self esteem and latent xenophobia. When such problems emerge and difficulties escalate, and when young people do not see positive perspectives, a critical minority, but in rising numbers, is attracted by extremist ideologies, such as Neo-Nazi groups or the djihadist movement of the „Islamic State“.

The Radicalisation Awareness Network of the European Commission states that „the best prevention is to stop people from getting involved in violent extremist or terrorist activities in the first place, or to convince them to turn away from such ideas and methods…. The people best placed to tackle the phenomenon of radicalisation are the so called first-liners – people in direct contact with targeted individuals or vulnerable groups of population.“

Teachers and trainers – the called „first-liners“ above – need therefore new skills and competences to be better prepared to deal with intercultural tensions between diverse groups of learners and detect, at an early stage, indicators of radicalisation among their learners. We will raise their awareness and identify initiatives, best practice examples and tools that help them do their work better, to find out who is at risk and the best way of helping people who need support. What tools

and methods are available and most effective to provide this support? Who has undergone traumatic experience and shows a behaviour that is a consequence of post-traumatic stress disorder? How can a teacher detect such symptoms?

Our project will provide vocational teachers and trainers with information and best practice about effective tools and methods, in order to help them do their work better. They will be able to acquire skills and knowledge to apply interventions in a preventive stage, and to focus on self-esteem, empathy towards out-groups and managing negative emotions. In the long run, this approach will lead to a better learning climate, better learning results and will reduce racism and xenophobia in the classroom.

website:
https://www.vetcontra.eu/

mail / contact:
E-C-C Association for Interdisciplinary Education and Consulting
Education – Culture – Citizenship
Kreuttal 6
2112 Würnitz

Foundation Peace Education Projects

Foundation Peace Education Projects

Foundation Peace Education Projects is a NGO is devoted to develop and produce educational projects like exhibitions, workbooks, films etc., based on an interactive methodology in the field of peace, diversity, democracy, conflict resolution and international cooperation.

Website
https://www.vredeseducatie.nl/

E-mail / Contact / telephone

ADDRESS:
Biltsestraatweg 160
3573 PS Utrecht
The Netherlands

E-MAIL:
Jan Durk Tuinier
vrede@xs4all.nl

TELEPHONE:
(+31) (0)30 2723500

(+31) (0)6 574 174 25

Diversion

Diversion

Diversion develops creative concepts in the fields of education, youth literacy, youth participation and emancipation. Through several projects in education, young role models are provided to open a discussion on subjects that youth may find uninteresting, are associated with cultural or religious taboos or are politically sensitive (e.g. antisemitism; anti-Islamism; radicalisation).

Website
http://www.diversion.nl/

E-mail / Contact / telephone

ADDRESS:
Diversion
Max Euweplein 36
Amsterdam

E-MAIL: fpluymert@diversion.nl

TELEPHONE: +31 203059286

Critical Mass (Foundation)

Critical Mass (Foundation)

Critical Mass poses questions regarding the processes surrounding social cohesion, conflict and identity, in order to deal with conflicts. The work is based on translation of academic theories on social processes - coming from cultural anthropology, political science and social psychology - into innovative and accessible teaching methods, including drama, thematic games, documentary and simulations. Through a combination of experience, reflection and action, they provide young people skills to deal with (inter-group) conflict in a constructive manner.

Website
http://www.criticalmass.nu

E-mail / Contact / telephone

ADDRESS:
Grebbeberglaan 15
3527 VX Utrecht
The Netherlands

E-MAIL: hiske@criticalmass.nu

TELEPHONE: (+31) (0) 30 271 49 56

Zasja

Zasja

Zasja is an NGO, that works on research, lecturing, training and initiating/co-ordinating projects on topics like the institutionalisation of Islam in the Netherlands, discrimination, integration and radicalisation, in co-operation with organisations of Muslim migrants in the Netherlands.

Website
http://www.zasja.org

E-mail / Contact / telephone

ADDRESS:
Weesperzijde 74
1091 EH Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Roemer van Oordt

E-MAIL: roemer@zasja.org

TELEPHONE: (+31) (0)6 45766873

Dutch Probation Service

Dutch Probation Service

The purpose of the Dutch Probation Service is preventing and reducing criminal behaviour, in order to contribute to a safer society. We do this by managing risks as much as possible and encouraging a perpetrator or suspect to change criminal behaviour. We work together with justice, healthcare, police, prison authorities and municipalities.

Website
http://www.reclassering.nl/

E-mail / Contact / telephone

ADDRESS:
Postbus 8215
3503 RE Utrecht

E-MAIL:

TELEPHONE:
088 8041000

“EuroPris” EUROPEAN ORGANISATION OF PRISON AND CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

“EuroPris” EUROPEAN ORGANISATION OF PRISON AND CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

Promoting Professional Prison Practice.

Improved public safety and security through improved detention standards and practice in Europe, through reduced re-offending and advanced professionalism in the correctional field.

Website
http://www.europris.org/

E-mail / Contact / telephone

P.O.Box 13635
2501 EP The Hague
Netherlands

Email:
secretariat@europris.org

Telephone:
+31 644550016

The Hague Institute for Global Justice

The Hague Institute for Global Justice

The Hague Institute for Global Justice is an independent, non-profit organization that aims to shape discourse and bridge gaps between research, policy and practice on global issues at the critical intersection of peace, security and justice.

A range of projects in different areas provides analyses and recommendations to policymakers, practitioners and local stakeholders around the world.

Website
http://www.thehagueinstituteforglobaljustice.org/

E-mail / Contact / telephone

ADDRESS:
Sophialaan 10
2514 JR The Hague
The Netherlands

TELEPHONE:
31 (0)70 30 28 130

E-MAIL:
info@thehagueinstitute.org

The National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism (NCTV)

The National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism (NCTV) Ministry of Justice and Security

Since the establishment of the NCTV, central government has had a single organisation that deals with counterterrorism, cyber security, national security and crisis management. Together with our partners in the security sector, the NCTV is committed to making the Netherlands a safe and stable place. The focus is on preventing and minimising social disruption.

Website
http://english.nctv.nl/

E-mail / Contact / telephone

ADDRESS:
National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism
Postbus 16950
2500 BZ Den Haag

TELEPHONE:
+ 31 70 751 50 50

Ministry of Justice and Security

Confederation of European Probation (CEP)

The Central Unit’ tasks include: combating serious, organised forms of criminality of a national or international character which undermine the rule of law or vital infrastructure; combating all forms of serious violence and terrorism (Special Interventions Division).

Website
http://www.government.nl/topics/police/organisation-of-the-dutch-police

E-mail / Contact / telephone

TELEPHONE:
+31 77 465 6767

Confederation of European Probation (CEP)

Confederation of European Probation (CEP)

It aims to promote the social inclusion of offenders through community sanctions and measures such as probation, community service, mediation and conciliation. CEP is committed to enhance the profile of probation and to improve professionalism in this field, on a national and a European level.

Website
https://www.cep-probation.org/

E-mail / Contact / telephone

ADDRESS:
P.O. Box 8215
NL-3503 RE Utrecht
The Netherlands

E-MAIL:
secr@cep-probation.org

TELEPHONE:
+31-(0)30-232 4900

International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague (ICCT)

International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague (ICCT)

ICCT provides multidisciplinary policy advice and practical, solution-oriented implementation support on prevention and the rule of law, two vital pillars of effective counter-terrorism.

ICCT’s work focuses on themes at the intersection of countering violent extremism and criminal justice sector responses, as well as human rights related aspects of counter-terrorism. The major project areas concern countering violent extremism, rule of law, foreign fighters, country and regional analysis, rehabilitation, civil society engagement and victims’ voices.

Website
http://icct.nl/

E-mail / Contact / telephone
E-MAIL: info@icct.nl

TELEPHONE: +31 (0)70 – 763 00 50