PROVA Projects

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Scientific Approach to Finding Indicators of and REsponses to Radicalisation(SAFIRE)

Scientific Approach to Finding Indicators of and REsponses to Radicalisation(SAFIRE)

Background: SAFIRE (Scientific Approach to Finding Indicators for and Responses to Radicalisation) was an EU project from June 2010 through November 2013 that supported the policy making process with tools designed to identify key dimensions and determinants of radicalisation and to visualise relationships between them.

The scope of SAFIRE primarily involved groups and individuals on the extreme and violent end of the radicalisation spectrum. However, in order to understand them and their motives, the researchers also needed to step back and understand what happened before those individuals turned to a more violent version of their philosophy.

The project focused on two innovations in this field of research:

Developing a non-linear model of the radicalisation process based on typologies of radical groups, cultural aspects of radicalisation, observable indicators of radicalisation, interventions designed to reverse, halt or prevent the radicalisation process.

The collection of qualitative and quantitative empirical data to test hypotheses about radicalisation and principles of effective interventions.

website:
https://www.rand.org/randeurope/research/projects/safire-radicalisation.html

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Community Counteracting Radicalisation

Community Counteracting Radicalisation

Throughout Europe we can observe an increased preparedness to prevent and counteract young people´s radicalisation towards violent and militant extremism. However, in previous efforts, there seems to be skepticism about the involvement of local communities and civil society resources in the activities. The CoCoRa project therefore aims to develop a prevention strategy in close collaboration with local communities that may be targeted by violent extremists.

website:
http://cocoraproject.eu/

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Youth Work Against Violent Radicalisation

Youth Work Against Violent Radicalisation

In order to determine and illustrate the role of youth work in prevention of radicalisation leading to violence, four SALTO Resource Centers together with several National Agencies of Erasmus+: Youth in Action and the EU-CoE Youth Partnership have come together to research the phenomena and work on a strategy supporting youth workers in this field.

website:
https://www.salto-youth.net/about/regionalcooperation/current/againstviolentradicalisation/

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The CONCORDIA project

The CONCORDIA project

Harnessing the power of digital media tools to prevent the radicalisation of vulnerable youth

In Europe today there are a wide range of situations and circumstances where extremist narratives have emerged as powerful and destructive tools used by religious fanatics, terrorists and those espousing radical political views to radicalize vulnerable youth. Indeed, it is clear that the range of situations and circumstances where radicalization can occur increases with every economic downturn; every incident of racial hatred or homophobic abuse; every new migrant or refugee crisis.

The CONCORDIA Project consortium comprises 8 partners representing 8 Member States. It is led by Jugendförderverein Parchim/Lübz e.V. from Germany who are supported by Asociatia pentru Educatie si Dezvoltare Durabila from Romania; Die Kärntner Volkshochschulen from Austria; Centrum inspirace from the Czech Republic; Future In Perspective from Ireland; Etudes Et Chantiers Corsica from France; SYNTHESIS Centre for Research and Education from Cyprus and Innoventum Oy from Finland.

While it is widely accepted that teenage years can be a particularly hard time for some young people in the vast majority of cases issues that arise are of a transient nature and the young people in question with appropriate supports successfully negotiate the pitfalls. For a small minority these challenges persist and are often further exacerbated by a lack of positive role models and feelings of alienation from their peer group. For this cohort of vulnerable youth the path to an inclusive and rewarding life can be somewhat obscured. Educational under-achievement most often leads to social exclusion and multi-faceted disadvantage and in a small number of cases young adolescents on the margins of society and economy are being attracted to extremist groups enticed by the false promises of Neo-Nazi or “Islamic State” ideologies.

website:
https://www.concordia.website/en/home/

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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

Counter Extremism Project (CEP)

Counter Extremism Project (CEP)

The Counter Extremism Project will expose the architecture of support for extremist groups and their ideology and combat their spread by pressuring their financial support networks, countering the narrative of extremists and their online recruitment, and advocating for strong laws, policies and regulations.

The Counter Extremism Project will:

  • Expose, degrade, and stop the financing and other economic support of global extremist organizations;
  • Build a best-in-class clearinghouse and database of extremist groups and their supporters, mapping the social and financial networks, tools and methodologies on which these groups rely.
  • Assemble a global network of experts to promote our collective security, and the universal values and interests that are threatened by extremist ideology, recruitment, and practices.
  • Oppose the spread of extremist ideology by advancing compelling counter narratives, and by stemming the recruitment of support as these groups take advantage of at-risk communities, and youth to promote their ideology and power.
  • By employing these tools we will join the fight against extremism, build support for the fight around the world and serve as resource for governments, the media, NGO’s, academia, businesses and the public.

Website
https://www.counterextremism.com/countries/belgium

E-mail / Contact / telephone
https://www.counterextremism.com/contact-us

Group of Friends of Preventing Violent Extremism

Group of Friends of Preventing Violent Extremism

The objective of the Group (Jordan, Norway, Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, European Union, Finland, France, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iraq, Italy, Kenya, Lebanon, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Poland, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, The United Arab Emirates, The United Kingdom, The United States) is to:

  • Raise awareness of the need to address the underlying conditions conducive to the spread of violent extremism and terrorism.
    Promote institutionalization of Preventing Violent Extremism across the UN system, including through coordination and cooperation between UN security, development, educational, and other relevant entities in the field and at headquarters (“One UN”).
  • Provide political support to efforts by the Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) and other Counter-Terrorism entities of the UN to prevent violent extremism as part of a balanced implementation of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy.
  • Share lessons learned and best practices around various topics pertaining to Preventing Violent Extremism such as the importance of good governance, human rights, gender equality, women’s and youth engagement, education, development, and rehabilitation and reintegration strategies.
  • Support local, community-level initiatives aimed at strengthening resilience against violent extremism.
  • Share best practices related to the development of national strategies, expertise, and tools to effectively prevent violent extremism.
  • Provide a forum for discussion and coordination between UN entities, governments, civil society, and other stakeholders to ensure streamlined and non-duplicative efforts against violent extremism.
  • Highlight the importance of the full and effective participation of women and youth in efforts to prevent violent extremism.

Website:
https://www.norway.no/en/missions/un/news/news-from-norwayun/PVE/

E-mail / Contact / telephone:
delun@mfa.no

Verein für multikulturelle Kinder- und Jugendhilfe-Migrationsarbeit

Verein für multikulturelle Kinder- und Jugendhilfe-Migrationsarbeit

Counselling for religiously-based extremism

The counselling network “Grenzgänger” is a counselling service for families, institutions, social workers and teachers, who are confronted by religiously-based extremism. The initiative supports them by providing telephone and face-to-face counselling und organizes events or further education in order to give more information to help seekers.

website:
www.ifak-bochum.de/beratungsnetzwerk-grenzgaenger/

mail / contact:
Tel: +49 (0)234 6 72 21
Fax: +49 (0)234 68 33 36
E-Mail: ifak@ifak-bochum.de

Infoservice “Prevention of Radicalisation” / Source: Bundesministerium für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend / Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth

Infoservice “Prevention of Radicalisation” / Source: Bundesministerium für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend / Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth

The Infoservice provides practical background information and materials to the challenge of Salafist currents. It is addressed to all professional groups who come into contact with the subject in the course of their activities, including in school and non-school  education and in public administration. In addition to background contributions, current developments with regard to the subject area Salafism as well as from the specialist discussion on the prevention of radicalization are taken up. The Infodienst also links to educational materials and practical support of all kind.

The “Infodienst Radikalisierungsprävention”, together with the “Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (bpb)”, runs a database of nationwide contacts and assistance offers in the area of Salafism. In the data base, e.g. addresses for consultations, hotlines, trainings, workshops or information materials are included. Interested and affected persons can search for addresses in their vicinity via a map. Both the search for keywords, as well as the search in a federal state as well as a circular search is possible. There are currently over 50 addresses in the database. Also the model projects for the prevention of Islamic orientations and actions from the federal program “Demokratie leben! – Democracy live!” are included in the database.

website:
https://www.demokratie-leben.de/wissen/veroeffentlichungen-der-bundeszentrale-fuer-politische-bildung/infodienst-radikalisierungspraevention.html

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Verein Drudel 11 e.V. / Jena / Germany

Verein Drudel 11 e.V. / Jena / Germany

Within the framework of a model project (“OHA Online Hate Removal”), a virtual training to reduce hate and violence will be developed and tested until 2019. With the training being developed, a web-based offer for deradicalization is being tested. The target group of the project are right-wing extremes and right-wing oriented young people. The training is to be tested and implemented first in the penal system for youth, the penitentiary, the probation or the juvenile court. In a second step, the web-based training program is to be made available on the Internet.

website:
http://blog.oha-training.de/

mail / contact:
Telefon: +49 (0)3641 / 35 78 05
Fax: +49 (0)3641 / 35 78 06
E-Mail: oha@drudel11.de

Pilot projects on ways to prevent radicalisation - Federal programme “Live democracy!”

Pilot projects on ways to prevent radicalisation - Federal programme “Live democracy!”

A series of pilot projects supported within the federal programme "Live Democracy!" is looking at ways to prevent radicalisation processes in the areas of right-wing extremism, ultranationalism, latently violent Islamism, salafist phenomena and instrumentalisations of Islam, and violently based, anti-democratic forms of left-wing militancy.

The projects are based in social settings that are conflict hotspots and develop conflict management strategies with the aim of identifying constructive, democratic ways of addressing problems and conflicts. In line with social prevalence patterns, the pilot projects seek to trial heterogeneous accesses, different social settings-based approaches as well as a variety of de-escalation and distancing strategies in respect of the above phenomena and the various manifestations, interactions and root causes of radicalisation processes in young people.

The projects include, for instance, the testing of measures to prevent radicalisation online and through social media and the discussion of online services with radical political contents, the piloting of peer-based distancing strategies, the further development of programmes for working with the parents of vulnerable young people or coaching politically or religiously motivated violent juvenile offenders.

website:
https://www.demokratie-leben.de

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Gangway

Gangway

Gangway e.V. was founded in 1992 and is funded by the Senat von Berlin, several district services of Berlin and private donations.

Activities include:

  • Social Streetwork for young people and adults in Berlin
  • Vocational counseling for young people
  • Supporting and Counseling of young ex-inmates after release
  • Workshops and cultural education in prisons
  • Anti Violence training/ diversity training

website:
www.gangway.de

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JugendKrisenDienst (Youth Crisis Service)

JugendKrisenDienst (Youth Crisis Service)

Training courses, anti-violence seminars and other ambulatory care allowances, in which delinquent adolescents and adolescents between the ages of 14 and 21 years are admitted to court or in the context of aid to education, are all about social competences and a life perspective without being punished.

website:
http://www.pfefferwerk.de

mail / contact:
Abteilung Jugendhilfeverbund,
Mühlenstraße 21,
13187 Berlin

The Kreuzberg Initiative against Anti-Semitism KIgA Political Education for the German multicultural society

The Kreuzberg Initiative against Anti-Semitism KIgA Political Education for the German multicultural society

Founded in 2003/04, the Kreuzberg Initiative against Anti-Semitism (KIgA), a registered non-profit organisation, was one of the first German civil society initiatives to develop education-based methods for dealing with anti-Semitism in a multicultural German society. KIga develops models for curricular and extra-curricular education tailored to the everyday reality of the young people they work with.

The primary audiences for KIgA work are young people and educators from schools and youth centers. The pedagogical work with Arabic, Turkish, and Moslem youth stands in the foreground. In developing educational concepts, it is important to continually analyze and take into proper account the day-to-day realities and attitudes of youth influenced by Islam.

website:
http://www.kiga-berlin.org

mail / contact:
KIgA e.V.,
Kottbusser Damm 94,
10967 Berlin

 

Violence Prevention Network

Violence Prevention Network

Violence Prevention Network is a group of experienced specialists who have been successfully engaged in anti-violence work and the prevention of extremism, as well as in the de-radicalisation of extremist-motivated criminals, for a number of years. In the method of Verantwortungspädagogik® (Education of Responsibility), Violence Prevention Network has identified a way to address people who have affiliated themselves with anti-democratic structures without humiliating them, thus facilitating their reversion to the democratic community.

Vision of Violence Prevention Network is that ideologically vulnerable people and violent offenders motivated by extremism change their behaviour through deradicalisation efforts, lead independent lives and become part of the democratic community, in order to prevent extremism of any kind.

Violence Prevention Network works to ensure that people have the tools and resources available to reflect on and overcome their previous behaviour patterns. The goal is to enable them to live a life in which they do not harm themselves or others.

website:
http://www.violence-prevention-network.de

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Ufuq.de

Ufuq.de

Ufuq.de is a recognized bearer of free youth welfare and is active in political education and prevention on the subjects of Islam, anti-Islam and Islamism. With its offers, we have established ourselves as a contact point for educators, teachers and employees of authorities throughout Germany.

Ufuq strives for alternatives to the excited debates about "parallel societies", religious radicalization and a supposed Islamization of Germany. Ufuq works at the interface between political education, pedagogy, science and political debate and informs, advises and supports the challenges that arise in pedagogical work in the migration society. Ufuq wants to promote pedagogical practice, enrich the exchange of expertise and contribute to the democratic coexistence.

Association ufuq, Berlin is supported by the Land Commission Berlin against Violence, Senate Administration for Home Affairs and Sports; Federal Program "Learning Democracy", Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth; Federal Agency for Civic Education.

website:
http://www.ufuq.de

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EXIT Germany

EXIT Germany

EXIT-Germany is an initiative to help anyone who wants to break with right-wing-extremism and to start a new life.

EXIT-Germany was founded by criminologist and former police detective Bernd Wagner and former neo-Nazi leader Ingo Hasselbach. EXIT-Germany has been working since summer 2000 to provide assistance to dropouts from extreme and violent right-wing environments.

EXIT-Germany helps individuals who want to leave the right-wing radical milieu to develop new perspectives outside the right-wing environment. EXIT arranges contacts, provide practical aid and answers questions regarding personal safety, social problems and individual reappraisal.

EXIT also clarifies what may not be feasible. Accordingly, EXIT aims to counter right-wing extremism and hate crime by assisting in breaking with this scene. Here EXIT would like to emphasize that freedom and dignity of every human being as well as the establishment of the principles of equality and mutual respect are the cornerstone of our work. EXIT challenges and counters every extremist ideology that rejects these values but actively engage the individual human being.

website:
http://www.exit-deutschland.de

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HAYAT-Germany - Counseling | De-radicalization | Network

HAYAT-Germany - Counseling | De-radicalization | Network

HAYAT-Germany: Hayat (Turkish and Arabic for “Life“) is a national-wide German counseling program for persons involved in radical Salafist groups or on the path of a violent Jihadist radicalization, including those travelling to Syria and other combat zones.

HAYAT was established in 2011 through an initiative of the „ZDK Gesellschaft Demokratische Kultur“. Since January 2012, HAYAT has been the partner of the German Federal Office for Immigration and Refugee Affairs (Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge BAMF), which established a national counseling hotline on radicalization.

HAYAT is addressed to people involved in radical Salafist groups or on the path of a violent Jihadist radicalization, including those travelling to Syria and other combat zones. Furthermore, HAYAT is available to the relatives of a radicalized person as well.

Hayat was established, tying in with the experiences of the first German de-radicalization and disengagement program for highly radicalized neo-Nazis: EXIT-Germany. This initiative developed methods and approaches to counsel and work with the relatives of radicalized persons to eventually prevent, decelerate and invert the radicalization process. Transferring this unique knowledge and experience into the realm of Islamic extremism, HAYAT is now available to parents, friends, teachers, and anyone else who has a relationship to a person potentially on the path of a radicalization.

website:
http://hayat-deutschland.de

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Friedrich Ebert Stiftung

Friedrich Ebert Stiftung

FES is the oldest political foundation in Germany. It orients its work on the fundamental values of social democracy: freedom, justice and solidarity. As a non-profit institution, it acts independently and wants to promote pluralistic social dialogue on the political challenges of the present.

The central task of FES is political education and counseling. The foundation provides basic knowledge about politics and provides access to current debates. As an international think tank, it offers impulses for a policy of social democracy - not just in Germany, but worldwide. The foundation has been established as a partner of German foreign and development policy for decades. The ability to bring together key personnel is a special strength of our international work.

website:
https://www.fes.de

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German Forum for Crime Prevention (DFK Stiftung Kriminalitäts-Prävention)

German Forum for Crime Prevention (DFK Stiftung Kriminalitäts-Prävention)

The task of coordinating and fostering co-operation between all the relevant institutions in the field of crime prevention cannot be accomplished only by the police. In July 2001 the German Federal Government and the German States called the Foundation German Forum for Crime Prevention (DFK) into life to act as a national body for crime prevention in Germany by promoting the various approaches that can be undertaken in order to reduce crime.

The Foundation’s task is to use prevention alternatives to the greatest extent possible as well as to support crime prevention in all aspects. This is a task not set by the Federal Government, states and municipalities alone, but rather, as affecting all forces in society, which must work on stemming crime through preventive measures, minimizing the damage therefrom, and, above all, strengthening the public’s sense of security.

All of society must contribute to this and it is a central task of the DFK to bring together all powers relevant to this to take on joint responsibility.

website:
https://www.kriminalpraevention.de

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German Youth Institute (Deutsches Jugendinstitut e.V., DJI)

German Youth Institute (Deutsches Jugendinstitut e.V., DJI)

One of Germany’s largest social science institutes focusing on research and development around the topics of children, youth and families, as well as the political and practical areas related to them.

The DJI is a non-university institute at the interface between various academic disciplines, federal levels, stakeholder groups, areas of the political sphere and practitioners. As such, the Institute offers practice-oriented insights from empirical research, the latest in policy consulting as well as research support and stimulus for practitioners. At the same time, it serves as an intermediary between science, policy, and practitioners.

website:
http://www.dji.de

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Counter Extremism Project (CEP)

Counter Extremism Project (CEP)

The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) is a not-for-profit, non-partisan, international policy organization formed to combat the growing threat from extremist ideologies. Led by a renowned group of former world leaders and diplomats it combats extremism by pressuring financial and material support networks; countering the narrative of extremists and their online recruitment; and advocating for smart laws, policies, and regulations.

Extremists are spreading their ideology and recruiting support across the globe, posing a complex and urgent challenge that cannot be addressed by government alone. There is a responsibility for private groups and individuals to organize in opposition to extremists. To this end, CEP is: Assembling an extensive research and analysis database on extremist groups and their networks of support, providing an indispensable resource to governments, the media, NGOs and civil society organizations, and the general public; Exposing channels of financial and material support to extremist groups; Using the latest communications, social media, and technological tools to identify and reveal the extremist threat and directly counter extremist ideology and recruitment online; and Assisting policymakers around the world to devise legislation and regulations that effectively combat extremism.

CEP launched CEP Europe in June 2015 to unite individuals and groups across Europe to combat extremism. CEP Europe’s operations in the United Kingdom expands CEP’s mission of exposing the threat of extremism and countering extremist ideologies to a country that has directly suffered from extremist violence and homegrown radicalization. CEP Europe’s activities in the United Kingdom draws on the expertise of former government officials, academics, and grassroots activists. CEP Europe’s work in the U.K., in coordination with other CEP Europe offices, builds upon CEP’s overall efforts to expose extremist financing; rally support for programs to counter the narrative of extremists; and advocate for smart laws, policies, and regulations that promote freedom, security, and tolerance.

Website
https://www.counterextremism.com/

E-mail / Contact / telephone
UK@counterextremism.com

INSPIRE

INSPIRE

Inspire is an independent non-governmental counter-extremism and women’s rights organisation. Almost ten years old, Inspire has been at the forefront of empowering women, championing gender equality and countering extremist narratives. In 2008, frustrated with the lack of concern and will from many so-called representative Muslim organisations (who were typically male-led) in addressing both extremism and women’s rights, Inspire was founded.

The threat that extremism poses is indeed real and a challenge for us all. Inspire believes that increased support for extremism amongst small vulnerable groups of young men and women is a result of a number of different vulnerabilities including social exclusion, anger over home and foreign policy which is exploited by violent ideologues often in the name of Islam. The spread of extremist narratives which encourages violence and the dehumanisation of non-Muslims is central to the actions of those who justify their actions. We are passionate in our approach of working in the heart of communities to meet this challenge. We have a track record of raising awareness within communities and engaging with local, regional and national statutory bodies. In particular we offer training on how extremism arises amongst vulnerable people, the history of extremism, understanding the extremist rhetoric used and equipping participants with theological counter-narratives to extremist propaganda.

Website
https://wewillinspire.com/

E-mail / Contact / telephone
info@wewillinspire.com

JAN TRUST

JAN TRUST

JAN TRUST is a charity/ non-for-profit organisation Since 1989 JAN TRUST has worked with vulnerable women and young people from BAMER and Muslim backgrounds to help them overcome barriers to integration and inclusion, so they can improve their prospects. These barriers include lack of key skills such as English, together with social isolation, lack of self-confidence, low emotional wellbeing and poor awareness of options open to them. Discriminatory practices including refugee and faith-based hate-crime make things even worse for many.

Additionally, some of JAN TRUST service users face restrictive and harmful cultural practices such as forced marriages, FGM. Concerns about radicalisation is a further challenge experienced by many. This real experience, rooted in communities, keeps JAN TRUST in touch with the needs of vulnerable women and enables us to continually learn and develop new projects, campaigns and services in response to what they tell us. As a result JAN TRUST have become a national charity as well as continuing to deliver much needed local services in the London Borough of Haringey and surrounding boroughs. JAN TRUST model is unique in the way it has developed holistically over time to reflect evolving needs. JAN TRUST responsive and grassroots approach has earnt us multiple awards and widespread recognition.

Website
https://jantrust.org/

E-mail / Contact / telephone
info@jantrust.org
0208 889 9433
8-10 Bedford Road
Wood Green
London
N22 7AU

LET’S TALK ABOUT IT - Working Together to Prevent Terrorism

LET’S TALK ABOUT IT - Working Together to Prevent Terrorism

LET'S TALK ABOUT IT is an initiative designed to provide practical help and guidance to the public in order to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.

LET'S TALK ABOUT IT aim is to work together to focus on three key areas: Building close relationships betweenour schools and universities, prisons, places of worship, health services, children’s services, community groups, charities and other institutions; Challenging extremist ideology by working closely with local and national agencies, partners and our communities; and Supporting vulnerable individualsthrough intervention projects.

Website
https://www.ltai.info/about/

E-mail / Contact / telephone
Tel :101
Fax; +44 (0)1234 852133
Bedfordshire Police Headquarters
Woburn Road
Kempston
Bedfordshire MK43 9AX

Families for Life

Families for Life

Families for Life™ is an independent, non judgemental and confidential counselling and support service specifically aimed at families or friends who have been affected by radicalisation. Families for Life works to the BACP (British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists) ethical framework for Good Practice in Psychotherapy and Counselling. Families for Life ™offers a professional, ethical service which recognises that many clients seek help at a vulnerable stage in their lives and need to be treated in a confidential way.

Families for Life™ provides families with a safe environment in which to voice their experiences and empower them to share similar problems. Family support of (possible) radicalisation is primarily about counselling and aiding parents in dealing with the situation at hand. Families for Life offers support for all the relatives and friends who may have concerns or worries about a loved one who may be showing signs of radicalisation. This can be provided via family helpline or by providing one- to- one, family counselling or outreach work.

Families for Life also offers workshops to raise awareness within families and to better equip them with the suitable tools and strategies to understand the radicalisation process and eventually help them to cope with the aftermath of radicalisation.

At the same time, by working on trust, Families for Life aims at helping families maintain a good relationship with their child and strengthening them within their social environment. Family counselling is one of the most effective tools. Nothing is a stronger source for creating a living counter-narrative to radical ideals than the deep attachments and emotions harnessed in a family.

Website
https://familiesforlife.org.uk/

E-mail / Contact / telephone
07505974030
Suite 3 Bizspace Business Park
Kings Road
Birmingham
B11 2AL U.K.

FAST – Families against stress and trauma

FAST – Families against stress and trauma

FAST was established in 2007 and is a UK-based organisation providing support to vulnerable families and individuals. FAST is publicly funded and receives campaigning support from a range of sources including the Home Office. All the services are totally free of charge and at FAST they treat everyone with respect. In addition to helping many families who have had to come to terms with the trauma of their children travelling to conflict zones, FAST also helps those whose loved ones may be about to plot, or commit, acts of terror in the UK. In order to make sure families get the best possible help and advice, FAST uses external agencies where appropriate. These include scholars, advisors, the probation service and police, along with local council departments such as housing, employment and health agencies.

Website
https://familiesmatter.org.uk/

E-mail / Contact / telephone
enquiries.fast.uk@gmail.com

The Prevention Project – Organizing against violent extremism

The Prevention Project – Organizing against violent extremism

The Prevention Project was launched in March 2016 to help operationalize and sustain a “whole of society” approach to preventing the spread of violent extremism. Working with its partners, which include the Geneva Center on Security Policy, the Global Center on Cooperative Security, the International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN), the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), and the Women’s Alliance for Security Leadership (WASL), the Prevention Project is committed to promoting the role of civil society, local authorities, and, more broadly, communities in preventing a and countering violent extremism (P/CVE).

Working with government and non-governmental actors around the globe, it provides practical guidance on overcoming the challenges confronting P/CVE efforts and developing and implementing community-focused solutions to prevent the spread of violent extremism. The Prevention Project’s flagship report, “Communities First: A Blueprint for Operationalizing and Sustaining a Global Movement against Violent Extremism” (December 2016) which was produced with generous support from the European Union and the Governments of Switzerland and Norway, includes a number of concrete recommendations in this area.

Website
http://www.organizingagainstve.org/about-the-prevention-project/

E-mail / Contact / telephone
info@organizingagainstve.org

International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR)

International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR)

International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR) mission is to bring together knowledge and leadership. Producing first class, rigorous research, our aim is to educate the public and help policymakers and practitioners find more intelligent solutions in dealing with radicalisation. ICSR was launched in January 2008. It is an independent and non-partisan research centre based in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London. All our work is published. We undertake no classified research for governments or international organisations. In addition to research, ICSR facilitates systematic, outcome-driven dialogues, bringing together the world’s leading experts with the people who can make things happen.

Website
http://icsr.info/

E-mail / Contact / telephone
mail@icsr.info
+44 (0) 207 848 2098

International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR)
Department of War Studies
King’s College London
London
WC2R 2LS

RecoRa Institute

RecoRa Institute

The RecoRa Institute aims to empower street-level workers to build effective solutions to factors that can make individuals vulnerable to what is often called the “radicalisation process”.

The RecoRa Institute was created in response to recommendations made within a European Funded Project which examined the issue of violent extremism from the perspective of front-line workers and community activists (street-level workers).

The RecoRa Institute (RecoRa) is a partnership of organisations and individuals from Sweden, The Netherlands and The United Kingdom. It works on a not for profit basis to embed expertise relating to recognising and responding to ideological violence underpinned by global jihadist and right wing ideologies.

RecoRa work at a number of inter-related levels:

  1. Directly engaging in work with at risk individuals or groups;
  2. Mentoring and training front liners engaged in deradicalisation work;
  3. Training community activitists and
  4. Training policy makers in municipalities, police and security services to develop effective policy.

Recora provides a number of services and trainings which comprehends for example courses and master classes for frontline staff, mentors, governmental organisations and communities. It embeds expertise within organisations in kind of train the trainer programmes, organisational development, mentoring and customised support to deal with ideological violence and to increase resilience in the community. RecoRa links research to policy to practice by arranging seminars, conferences and forums with local and national authorities, assessment of research and participating within the European Radicalisation Awareness Network, UNICRE, and The Global Forum for Counter Terrorism.

A promising aspect of RecoRa is its adoption of first-liners with biographical experiences from extremist environments.

Website
http://www.recora.eu/

E-mail / Contact / telephone
+44 7881 842 167

25 Springfield Road
Birmingham
B76 2SJ

NIACRO - Northern Ireland Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders

NIACRO - Northern Ireland Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders

NIACRO is a voluntary organisation which has been working for almost 50 years to reduce crime and its impact on people and communities. NIACRO vision is of a society in which the needs and rights of all citizens are equally respected. This includes victims of crime, adults and children who have offended, and those who are at risk of offending and their families.

Website
https://www.niacro.co.uk/

E-mail / Contact / telephone
niacro@niacro.co.uk
Tel: 028 9032 0157

Amelia House
4 Amelia Street
Belfast
BT2 7GS

Action Change Foundation (ACF)

Action Change Foundation (ACF)

ACF vision is a world free of terrorism and violence that values young people and communities enabling them to live in a safe and peaceful society. ACF mission is to protect young people & communities from extremism and violence in all its forms by raising public awareness, challenging conflict through dialogue and developing resilience through training and our direct support services.
ACF believes strongly in:

  • the importance of a safe environment where young people and communities can peacefully co-exist and thrive.
  • the right of young people to have access to opportunities to progress.
  • the right of vulnerable individuals to receive immediate and unconditional support.
  • creating change that is of value to the individual and community. ACF values are based on:
  • treating each other with respect, dignity, honesty and integrity.
  • embracing inclusivity and diversity.
  • being dedicated to improving communities and society.
  • recognising teamwork and collaboration.
  • being committed to delivering high impact innovative initiatives.
  • having a passion to help clients and meet their specific needs through high quality service delivery.
  • promoting accountability in order to continuously improve our performance.

ACF developed an extensive, practical and interactive one-day training that is aimed at providing delegates with an in-depth understanding of extremism & recruitment in all its forms. It will provide participants with a range of skills, tools and techniques to enable them to safeguard people vulnerable to being drawn into extremism and terrorism.

Website
https://www.activechangefoundation.org/

E-mail / Contact / telephone
enquiries@activechangefoundation.org
02082791258

Action Change Foundation
453 Lea Bridge Road
London, E10 7EA

Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD)

Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD)

Global counter-extremism organisation dedicated to powering new generations against hate and extremism.
ISD approach is to counter extremism and the ideologies that underpin it in ways that are practical, affordable, effective, and scalable. ISD support this through cutting-edge research, analysis, data management, and capacity building.
As an independent organisation, ISD is able to coordinate government, private, academic, and civil society sectors that are often at odds with each other. Instead, we help synergize their efforts and ensure each of them plays an appropriate and effective role in fighting extremism.

Website
https://www.isdglobal.org/

E-mail / Contact / telephone
info@isdglobal.org
+44 (0) 20 7493 9333

PO Box 7814
London, UK
W1C 1YZ

Tolerance Project

Tolerance Project

The Tolerance Project was developed in 1995 in Kungälv, Sweden, in the wake of the murder of John Hron by a neo-Nazi gang. The goal of the project in the long-term is to get rid of social unrest and eliminate intolerance within the local community. It is aimed at high-school teenagers who have been identified as being at risk of joining the neo-Nazi subculture and/or becoming future activists. Students are encouraged to apply for the programme by initially using a field trip as an exciting incentive, and, once the programme has developed, former participants share their positive experiences of the course to encourage vulnerable individuals to apply. The programme relies on an established method of analysis to determine the ideological core of the structure of the target group, who belongs to it, and their function in the context of it. From this initial analysis, in conjunction with a detailed understanding of the broader ideology, the most important activists and their followers can then be identified. Individuals identified at most at risk will then be given the option to apply to participate in the project. The identification process is facilitated by co-ordination and liaising with teachers, social workers and local youth workers, who have detailed knowledge of the local area and the students themselves.

Website
http://www.kungalv.se/kommun--politik/nyheter/20-ar-med-toleransprojektet/

E-mail / Contact / telephone
kommun@kungalv.se
0303-23 80 00
Stadshuset Ytterbyvägen 2
442 81 Kungälv

Fryshuset, Passus

Fryshuset, Passus

Fryshuset, which means “cold store” in Swedish was founded in 1984. Formally Fryshuset was a foundation headed by the YMCA of Stockholm. The Swedish Passus project was started in 2010. It provides hands-on support for persons wanting to leave criminal gangs or networks by cooperating with various housing corporations, the police, social services, the legal system and also with the client’s own family and friends. The aim of Passus is to offer first-line intervention and support for those young people and their educators, parents and related professionals.

One key-element in the work of Passus is the use of “bridge-builders” or “key-personalities”, who have own experiences of criminal gangs or networks. Another key-element is the application of a method called MRP (Motivation, Relation and Passion) for dealing with the needs and new identities of the clients.

A promising aspect of Passus is its adoption of first-liners with biographical experiences from criminal gangs or networks. Fryshuset’s aim with firstline intervening is mental and social rehabilitation in order to create a new life and give support to families of young people, who are on their way into criminal gangs or networks.

It provides support to those who wish to leave a criminal gang or network. The motivation for this project is to prevent young people from jeopardising their lives and future perspectives and from causing pervasive victimisation of others and serious damage to society by engaging criminal activities.

Fryshuset also educates schools, authorities, police, the correctional system, social workers and parents in how to deal with engagement in criminal gangs or networks.

Website
http://passus.fryshuset.se/

E-mail / Contact / telephone
Robert Örell Fryshuset, Verksamhetschef Exit
passus@fryshuset.se

+46 (0)8 691 72 66
Mårtendalsgatan 2–8,Box 92022, Stockholm, Sweden

Swedish method of working with formers in Exit work

Swedish method of working with formers in Exit work

This practice former extremists working as exit workers within Exit Sweden. To visualise this approach, it is helpful to picture a ‘violent extremism spectrum’ from -10 (most extreme/negative) to +10 (most tolerant/positive), with zero being neutral. Former extremists can help bring (violent) extremist up the scale, from -10 to -1, then back to zero and above.

When starting work with a client, it’s necessary to know where he or she is on the scale. For one person, hundreds of different scales could be created, e.g. one on social contacts, another on power relations, yet another on tolerance, etc. This means that a client can be a -8 on willingness to use violence but +5 on social skills. In a similar way, the former can also be placed on this scale, which is helpful when deciding which person will be useful at what stage of the deradicalisation process. For example, to get through to a -10 violent extremist you need someone that has been and understands a -10 so as to get the message across. One could thus begin the approach using this kind of former. But as the client deradicalises and eventually makes it to -3 on radical thoughts, it could be that he or she has surpassed the former, so another, more appropriate person will take over.

The former does not have to agree with the client, but must know what it feels like to be a -5. Discussions are pitched at around -4, and critical thinking skills matching that level are introduced. When the client reaches -4, discussions are pitched at -3, etc. In this way, the client gradually moves towards zero.

If the initial analysis of the client is incorrect (he or she is categorised as -8 when the reality is -3), sending in a former with experience of -8 and speaking that language could have the unintended result of further radicalising the individual rather than deradicalising. The client might want to match the former’s level and make his or her story bigger. It is therefore of great importance that the persons making the initial analysis have experience and a deep understanding of exit work.

This approach asks a lot of the former working with the clients. They constantly need to assess themselves on where they are on the spectrum and be aware of their own process. This assessment can be difficult, and may occasionally backfire. Sometimes the client’s exit process can be faster than the former he or she works with. In this case a a chain or referrals may be necessary. This deradicalisation approach can be used in similar ways with both right-wing and jihadi extremists, as well as with people who have joined criminal gangs.

Website
http://exit.fryshuset.se/english/

E-mail / Contact / telephone
pelle.candal@fryshuset.se
+46739502261
Exit Sweden, Mårtendalsgatan 6, Box 92022, 120 06 Stockholm, Sweden

New Connexion

New Connexion

New Connexion is a non-profit organisation whose employees travel to schools within Sweden to educate, to follow-up with, and to coach the school’s staff. New Connexion has gained much experience in working in environments where xenophobic and racist reasoning is the norm, both amongst adults and youth.

New Connexion started their work in the spring of 2009 at a school where there were problems with racism and there was a risk for youth getting radicalised. New Connexion’s first three years were spent locally at this school, meeting the students continually every other week.

After these first three years, New Connexion started focusing their work on educating school staff. The strategy behind this focus was to reach a larger number of students through the daily interaction with a key person in the students’ lives, namely the school staff. After all, they are people with valuable relationships and influence among the students.

The main focus is the “approach to the students”, consisting of four key components: A democratic approach. Listen respectfully and have a deliberative dialogue;
Emphasis on facts and being critical of sources. Show the students new perspectives;
Problematisation: dare to process experiences and challenges that can arise in the meeting of people with different backgrounds than their own. The focus should be on finding solutions, not on the problems;
Long-term and continuity. Attitudes and values are deeply rooted within us and take time to change.

The goal is for the students to begin reflecting on the views and attitudes they have themselves, and the view and attitudes they see in other people. A high demand for tools in the work against racism and radicalisation exists today, and to meet this demand New Connexion has developed two teacher’s guides on this subject: one for grades seven through nine, and one for high school. The foundation of these materials is the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

New Connexion has developed two teacher’s guides: one for teachers of students in grades seven through nine and one for teachers of high school students.

The material for grades seven through nine (students aged 13-16) was formed, tested, and refined in a process with students over a three-year-period. The lessons incorporate facts, small group discussions, role-playing and exercises. The material is made for long-term, continuous work and should be used during the entire three school years. There are 16 lessons per year. The material is based on the Swedish school curriculum.

The high school material (students aged 16-19) was written in close cooperation with students from four different high schools. The students chose relevant areas and compared them to the regulatory documents and made exercises and role-plays. The high school material is designed for a long-term and continuous work on questions related to racism and integration. It is closely connected to the subjects taught in high schools in Sweden and to the curriculum for the Swedish high school.

The base for both materials is the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. New Connexion’s philosophy is that good conditions for a meeting place are created by an open climate for discussion, where the democratic approach, seeing things from different perspectives and facts are the focus.

Website
http://newconnexion.se/

E-mail / Contact / telephone
birgitta@newconnexion.se
(+46) 70-672 80 39
Box 9, 775 25 Krylbo, Sweden

Exit Sweden

Exit Sweden

Exit provides hands-on individually targeted support to those who want to leave white power/neo nazi environments behind. Exit offers personal meetings, provides a contact person (if needed available 24/7) and assists in contacts with governmental agencies. Exit cooperates with housing corporations, the police, social services, other legal entities and family and friends of those who want out. Exit also offers counseling to parents, siblings, partners and others close to its clients.

The work is tailor made due to the specific situation of the individual client, but usually focus on building a new social identity outside of the previous extremis identity. Activities can vary from social activities and social training, to very direct hands-on engagement with moving, tattoo-removal, contact with different authorities, etc. The length of our work differs depending on the situation, usually from between a few months up to a couple of years.

Exit has existed since 1998. Some of those who have left white power/neo nazi environments through the support of Exit now work for the project, building on their own experiences and deep understanding of what it means to leave such environments behind.

Other activities of Exit include capacity building in municipalities, schools and non-profit NGO’s working with the target group. In 2010 Exit expanded to Passus, building on the methods and experiences of Exit, targeting individuals who wants to disengage criminal gangs and networks.

During the last years Exit has been involved in international spreading, assisting NGO:s, governments and international organizations to understand, create and build Exit programs around the world.

In 2012 Exit Sweden produced a theatre play, the Voice of Hate, targeting young people at 14-18 years with the focus on preventing young individuals from joining extremist environments by delivering different perspectives on why people join the white power movement and how an engagement affects the individuals involved in extremism.

Exit Sweden has produced two handbooks for first-line practitioners; one for preventing violent extremism, and one for learning about disengagement and interventions with already active extremists.

Website
http://exit.fryshuset.se/english/

E-mail / Contact / telephone
robert.orell@fryshsuet.se
(+46) 8 691 72 66
(+46) 739 502266

Exit Sweden,
Mårtendalsgatan 6,
Box 92022,
120 06 Stockholm
Sweden

Finmatum

Finmatum

The Finmatun Cultural Association is a group of creators from the field of visual arts, music and artistic production who, since 2006, work in a stable way developing actions of creation, social dynamization and artistic production with people deprived of their liberty and in socially unfavorable contexts.

website
http://www.finmatun.com/

mail / contact
Phone: +34 627 730 128 ; +34 687 309 903
Email: finmatun@finmatun.com

Ruido Photo

Ruido Photo

More than 10 years highlighting social problems and denouncing violations of human rights using tools like photos and videos, exhibitions, books, participatory photography and workshops. They do their own projects, but are also commissioned by media, NGOs, institutions and individuals. They don't care about the photos, but about the stories.

website
https://www.ruidophoto.com/en/

mail / contact
Address: Calle Montseny, 43 - Barcelona
Phone:+34 93 4636776
Email: contact@ruidophoto.com

SOS Racisme

SOS Racisme

SOS Racisme bases its action on the complaint of racism in all its forms and manifestations, understood as discrimination and segregation on grounds of skin color, origin, religious or cultural. Organize campaigns to denounce public attitudes and promote respect for human rights. Constantly reinforce and advance racist discourse by organizing workshops and exchange and the preparation of documents for reflection.

website
http://www.sosracisme.org/

mail / contact
Address: Rambla de Santa Mònica 10, 1r - 08002 Barcelona
Phone: 93 301 05 97
Email: sosracisme@sosracisme.org

Marianao Foundation

Marianao Foundation

Marianao Foundation is a non-profit organization that since 1985 develops socio-educational projects at the service of the community, with the aim of promoting personal and community development, favoring processes aimed at the social inclusion of those who suffer of social vulnerability. The Foundation has an important presence in Sant Boi de Llobregat and the Baix Llobregat region.

website
http://www.marianao.net/es

mail / contact
Address: Plaça Joan N. García-Nieto, s/n - 08830 Sant Boi de Llobregat, Barcelona
Phone: 936 303 062
Email: fundacio@marianao.net; inclusio@marianao.net

Project Network Youth Street Project

Project Network Youth Street Project

The project is street-based, where seven youth organizations in cooperation with the municipality, are reaching out to young people in order to change their behaviour and thus solve the problem. Through a positive approach and the creation of a friendly and encouraging environment, youth street workers are raising young people’s awareness about responsible use of public spaces, so that they start to appreciate the freedom to gather and hang there. Their point is not to moralise or tell them what to do. Instead, youth street workers establish opportunities for young people to self-reflect and realise what is right and what is wrong, not just for them, but for the whole community. In such a way they can become more aware of their actions and the consequences which follow. The main tool for doing this is conversation, so that they come to the point that leaving trash behind is not right and if everyone pays attention to it, it is very simple. They try to be creative in the approach that they use, modifying and changing it depending on the situation. As success factors were identified the cross-sectorial cooperation, the peer to peer approach and the outreach youth work. The main difficulty which this project had to face was the distrust from locals on the effectiveness of this project. However the successful implementation of the project resulted in the persuasion of the authorities on the value of youth work and the positive perception of local youth by the community.

Website:
http://www.mreza-mama.si/

E-mail / Contact / telephone:
info@mreza-mama.si

Group of Friends of Preventing Violent Extremism

Group of Friends of Preventing Violent Extremism

The objective of the Group (Jordan, Norway, Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, European Union, Finland, France, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iraq, Italy, Kenya, Lebanon, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Poland, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, The United Arab Emirates, The United Kingdom, The United States) is to:

  • Raise awareness of the need to address the underlying conditions conducive to the spread of violent extremism and terrorism.
  • Promote institutionalization of Preventing Violent Extremism across the UN system, including through coordination and cooperation between UN security, development, educational, and other relevant entities in the field and at headquarters (“One UN”).
  • Provide political support to efforts by the Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) and other Counter-Terrorism entities of the UN to prevent violent extremism as part of a balanced implementation of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy.
  • Share lessons learned and best practices around various topics pertaining to Preventing Violent Extremism such as the importance of good governance, human rights, gender equality, women’s and youth engagement, education, development, and rehabilitation and reintegration strategies.
  • Support local, community-level initiatives aimed at strengthening resilience against violent extremism.
  • Share best practices related to the development of national strategies, expertise, and tools to effectively prevent violent extremism.
  • Provide a forum for discussion and coordination between UN entities, governments, civil society, and other stakeholders to ensure streamlined and non-duplicative efforts against violent extremism.
  • Highlight the importance of the full and effective participation of women and youth in efforts to prevent violent extremism.

Website:
https://www.norway.no/en/missions/un/news/news-from-norwayun/PVE/

E-mail / Contact / telephone:
delun@mfa.no

Project "Say hello to tolerance"

Project "Say hello to tolerance"

The project is connected with the 20th anniversary of the European Voluntary Service and Focuses on the promotion of tolerance and youth work. The dramatically Increasing hate speech is the subject of a project promoting tolerance and intercultural dialogue among young people, which AIMS to bring young people Erasmus + Youth in Action, as well as to encourage critical thinking in the field of social exclusion and discrimination. One of the key objectives of the project Is that young people gain real insight into the social conditions through fieldwork.

Website:
http://mreza-mama.si/si/evs-say-hello-to-tolerance

E-mail / Contact / telephone:
info@mreza-mama.si

Project "Sharing is caring"

Project "Sharing is caring"

The main objective of the project is to connect the local community with refugees and migrants by establishing the concept of "givebox" as a place of exchange and information services contribute to overcoming prejudices that and integration of migrants in all spheres of society. In the "givebox" offers and needs can be given including opportunity for tour walk to know how the local environmental infrastructure looks like and where to find key institutions, exchange of life stories and experiences, socializing and other things, which can be Exchanged between local people and migrants.

Website:
http://mlad.si/2016/12/sharing-is-caring-v-marseillu/

E-mail / Contact / telephone:
info@mlad.si

Amnesty International Slovenia

Amnesty International Slovenia

One of the key organizations on the field of prevention is Amnesty International Slovenia (AIS) and its human rights educational program, which is Carried out under the name School of Human Rights. Its purpose is to create a culture where human rights are understood, heard and respected. In schools and various organizations, they carried out in free learning activities, such as training for teachers and professional workers about human rights, workshops for students and supplying teachers with teaching materials and suggestions for classroom activities. Also, it provides free e-educational materials such as books, posters, audio-visual material and manual books for workshops. Both AIS strives to society and the country respect of the rights of refugees and Provide them with the Necessary protection. Also, they are aware That the refugees - especially for young people - are a new phenomenon That raises a lot of questions. That is why they had prepared many new learning materials in this field.

Website:
http://sola.amnesty.si/

E-mail / Contact / telephone:
amnesty@amnesty.si
sola@amnesty.si

Integra Institute

Integra Institute

As a non-profit organisation we provide seminars, courses and workshops for education and training in relation to the work place and to society. We are also offering consulting and research in these fields in order to prepare the countries of the West Balkan who will soon become eligible for participating in European programmes. It is partner in the project Youth Counselling Against Radicalization (YCARE). YCARe is a unique international project aimed at supporting youth counsellors in preventing and combatting radicalization. Eight countries participate in the project, Austria, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain and The Netherlands. They collect guidelines and best practices. In recent years several national and international projects have been set up to exchange and disseminate knowledge and best practices. YCARe’s added value stems from the feedback that is collected among the youth counsellors who use the tools. A teaching environment is created in which best practices and guidelines can be improved. The idea is that young workers may eventually be better equipped if countries learn from one another. The project Youth Counselling Against Radicalization (YCARe) is now carried out with funding from the Erasmus+ programme.

Website:
http://www.eu-integra.eu/Default.aspx?lang=EN

E-mail / Contact / telephone:
+386 59 013 264
office@eu-integra.eu

Celjski Mladinski Center - Celje Youth Center

Celjski Mladinski Center - Celje Youth Center

Celjski Mladinski Center - Celje Youth Center is a non-profit organization, established by the Municipality of Celje, Slovenia. Our vision is to be an organization that will successfully respond to the needs of young people in the future and shape the place for socialising, entertainment, creating and acquiring new skills. Our mission is to create an environment where young people in a creative and fun way gain skills for participation in society and independent living.

Celje Youth Center is implementing the project “Stop Youth Radicalization” (StopR) which will support youth organisations in 5 countries (Hungary, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Poland and Czech Republic) and across Europe in recovering and fostering the intercultural dialogue across diverse youth communities. The project aims to enhance the abilities of youth workers to stop and prevent radicalization among young people in the EU in a timely and effective fashion. StopR will develop a quality mark, which will help recognize the best methodologies in this area of youth work. As the problem of radicalization has spread through the European Union, many methodologies have been created and employed to prevent and stop these efforts among youth. It is important for them to find recognition and an audience resulting in increased efficiency (as youth workers start using the established good practices instead of developing their own) and transparency. The quality mark will be awarded to the methodologies, which answer a set of criteria, to be developed by the project partners.

Website:
http://www.mc-celje.si/

E-mail / Contact / telephone:
+ 386 40 756 009
info@mc-celje.si

Institute for the Development of Inclusive Society (IRVD)

Institute for the Development of Inclusive Society (IRVD)

IRVD acquires and develops knowledge on the importance and the value of an inclusive society – a society for all. By providing education, training, awareness-raising, and advocacy and by informing and advising, this knowledge is then spread into the inclusive public space, consequently being transmitted to individuals and legal persons alike. In this way, the latter are encouraged to overcome the causes of exclusion. In turn, this helps them to independently and equally engage in social processes and the management of public affairs, to access public services and public funding, thus, to actively influence the process of improving their social status and the exercise of the essence of communal life. In fulfilling its purpose, IRVD works with all interested natural and legal persons, as well as civil society institutions at the local, state and international level.

Website:
http://www.irvd.si/en/

E-mail / Contact / telephone:
070 828 886

Association for Nonviolent Communication

Association for Nonviolent Communication

Association for Nonviolent Communication (Društvo za nenasilno komunikacijo) is a non-governmental, non-profit and humanitarian organization dedicated to prevention and reduction of violence and its consequences. It was founded in 1996 when it was the first nongovernmental organization in Slovenia with programs for victims of violence as well as for perpetrators of violence. Its work is based on a belief that violence is a social and public health problem and it should never be considered a private home matter. It strives for an integrated solution to the problem of violence and therefore wants to prevent violence and mitigate its consequences with programs for all individuals who experience it. Furthermore, it organizes preventive and educational activities to raise awareness of the occurrences of violence to the professional community and general public. Association considers it very important to cooperate with other institutions and organizations, on state and European level, as violence is a problem that requires integrative and systematic approach. Its main objectives are:

  • To reduce society’s tolerance of violence.
  • To help those who commit violence to change their behaviour.
  • To help those who experience violence

The Association for Nonviolent Communication is mainly financed by the Slovenian Ministry of Labour, Family and Social Affairs, local communities and FIHO (Foundation for financing the disability and humanitarian organisations in the Republic of Slovenia)

Website:
http://www.drustvo-dnk.si/

E-mail / Contact / telephone:
katja.zabukovec@guest.arnes.si
(+386) 1 43 44 822

Slovak National Centre as a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI)

Slovak National Centre as a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI)

National human rights institutions-NHRIs are independent institutions established by law with a broad mandate to protect and promote human rights in a state where they are established. National human rights institutions are supposed to be a bridge which ensures implementation of international human rights commitments into national legislation. They can be, therefore, perceived as an extended hand of the United Nations at the national level. Their position allows them to cooperate with some UN bodies and also with the Council of Europe and the European Union. However, the most important role in coordinating their activities, development and strengthening towards Paris Principles is played by the Section of National Institutions and Regional Mechanisms of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

The organisation “Human rights” in Slovakia has created a publication “Trust but verify”, which aims to fight extremism on internet via knowledgeability. On the social media, there is a dangerous trend of interconnection between alternative and far-right websites and organizations. This makes extreme content not only more sophisticated and difficult to identify but also affects much larger sections of the population. This is particularly dangerous to young people, who are still shaping their opinions and are searching for alternatives during the global economic crisis. This publication helps via informal education to create capacity for recognition of extremist content, manipulation of alternative media and the ability to verify information in the online area, thereby preventing radicalization and extremism of youth.

Website:
http://www.snslp.sk/?locale=en#page=2478

E-mail / Contact / telephone:
info@snslp.sk

PDCS – Partners for Democratic Change

PDCS – Partners for Democratic Change

PDCS is a non-governmental organization providing professional training and facilitation services, consultancy and advisory services in areas of conflict resolution, support of dialogue in the society, citizen participation and civil society development in Slovakia and abroad. Some of publications:

  • Tolerance education through games: Instructions for role playing, simulations and case studies for trainers
  • Conflict resolution in a development context: practical steps showing how to react to interethnic, cultural and civilizational conflicts in our multicultural divided world.
  • Value clashes through games: How can the individuals and groups coexist in a society, when we hold different values? How to deal with the minority views, with difference, with otherness?

Website:
https://www.pdcs.sk/en/about.html

E-mail / Contact / telephone:
+421 252 925 016
email: pdcs@pdcs.sk

The Research Institute of Child Psychology and Pathopsychology

The Research Institute of Child Psychology and Pathopsychology

Research Institute for Child Psychology and Pathopsychology (VÚDPaP) is the only workplace in the Slovak Republic that is focused on the complex research of psychological aspects of child and youth development and on the research of conditions that influence this development. The Research Institute of Child

Psychology and Pathopsychology together with the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic and in cooperation with the UNESCO Education and Training Section have developed and implemented a project to provide practical advice when and how to discuss with pupils and students about violent extremism and radicalization, to help teachers create a climate in the classroom that is inclusive and conducive to a respectful dialogue, open discussion and critical thinking. The project included a Guide for Teachers on Prevention of Violent Extremism through Education issued by UNESCO.

Website:
http://www.vudpap.sk/en/

E-mail / Contact / telephone:
vudpap@vudpap.sk
(+421 2) 4342 0973

Fundament

Fundament

The Fundament civic association’s objective is to represent the interests of social organisations, communities and private persons, to find alternative solutions of the economic and social problems as well as their application in concrete cases. In co-operation with the business and public sector it tries to create and strengthen the dynamically developing NGO sector in the region of Gemer-Malohont (Slovakia), which can react to the challenges faced in Slovakia or in the European Union.

It is implements the practice De-radicalisation by mapping of regions and strengthen the local institutions

Website:
http://fundament.sk , http://gomorilap.sk

E-mail / Contact / telephone:
mihaly.peter@hotmail.com
(+421) 948 91 30 32

Centre for European and North Atlantic Affairs

Centre for European and North Atlantic Affairs

Centre for European and North Atlantic Affairs, NGO, independent think tank based in Bratislava, Slovakia, focusing mainly on research and educational activities in the field of foreign and security policy. The project focused on extremism as a security threat in the region of Central Europe is research, training and educational project, organized in broad cooperation with local NGOs and academic community and financially supported by Open Society Foundations

Website:
www.cenaa.org

E-mail / Contact / telephone:
cizik@cenaa.org
(+421) 904 497 865

Bethany Social Services Foundation Iasi

Bethany Social Services Foundation Iasi

Bethany Social Services Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life of disadvantaged people, especially children and families, providing social services and promoting professional social work practice.

website
www.bethany.ro/iasi/

mail / contact
E-mail: iasi@bethany.ro
Phone: +40 232 27 85 35

The Anti Drug Centre for Prevention, Evaluation and Counseling Iasi

The Anti Drug Centre for Prevention, Evaluation and Counseling Iasi

The Anti-drug Centre for Prevention, Evaluation and Counseling Iasi is a territorial structure of NAA (National Anti-drug Agency) and it’s responsible for implementing the anti-drug policy in Iasi.

website
http://www.anagov.ro/iasi/home

mail / contact
Phone: +40 232 217 999
E-mail: cpeca.iasi@ana.gov.ro

Alternative Sociale Association

Alternative Sociale Association

AAS works to defend and promote human rights through prevention, assistance, training, research and advocacy activities.

website
www.alternativesociale.ro.

mail / contact
Address: 24, Nicolina Road, Bl. 949, First floor
Phone: +40 332 407 178
Fax: +40 332 407 179
E-mail: office@alternativesociale.ro

„Alaturi de Voi” Foundation

„Alaturi de Voi” Foundation

Inclusion of HIV positive people and from other vulnerable groups.

Coordination and implementation of the institutional collaboration mechanism according to the attributions of the each partner; Participation to the implementation, evaluation and finalization of the social reintegration program for the detainees; Coordination of the community reintegration actions of the detainees from the Iasi Penitentiary; Providing access in the Iasi Penitentiary for the representatives of the partners institutions with the aim to implement the social reintegration program for the detainees; Referring detainees from Iasi county to the partners institutions; Facilitating the communication and managing the information between partners.

website
www.alaturidevoi.ro

mail / contact
Phone: +40 232 275 568
E-mail: office@alaturidevoi.ro

YEIP Project (Prevent the radicalization of young people in Portugal and Europe). Innova +

YEIP Project (Prevent the radicalization of young people in Portugal and Europe). Innova +

This project, led by the IARS Institute of the United Kingdom, involve a total of 19 European entities.

This project is developed in 4 different environments: online, schools, universities and institutions for at-risk youth, with the collaboration of researchers and public authorities from the participating countries.

YEIP aims to design and test a positive model of prevention of marginal, radical or violent behaviour among young people in Europe, based on the principles of restorative justice, positive psychology and Good Lives Model.

The project search to:
1) Create a model and tool from the joint research of the participating countries, which will serve to developed pilot actions through field tests in all participating countries.
2) Develop an online survey to enable quantitative triangulation across the EU. Two surveys will be set up: one for young people, one for professionals.

Website
http://yeip.org/ http://inova.business/blog/projetos/yeip/

E-mail / Contact / Telephone -

"DARRA - Detection and response to radicalisation appearances"

"DARRA - Detection and response to radicalisation appearances"

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 Lithuania: 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

„Promoting refugee Integration Support through youth Engagement: 1951 Convention and nowadays refugees“ (Project PROMISE)

„Promoting refugee Integration Support through youth Engagement: 1951 Convention and nowadays refugees“ (Project PROMISE)

Promote better acceptance of European decisions for refugees in host communities through: a) creation of discussion forums around key concerns in Europe due to refugee emergency in the context of the 1951 Refugee Convention, and b) development of tools for youth engagement in refugee integration at (trans) national level. The aims of the project will be achieved by creation of (trans)national network of youth motivated to support refugees. Wxpected impact is the engagement of youth motivated to speak for and support refugees through networking created by the project will contribute to more welcoming environment for relocated/resettled refugees in the mid-term and improved conditions for refugee acceptance and integration in participating countries in a long run, including those opposing recent European decisions on refugees. Linking these youth networks to existing youth organizations and NGOs working with refugees who are project partners will ensure the sustainability of their operation in a medium term, as NGOs frequently need motivated young people in their work.

Website
http://www.promiserefugee.eu

E-mail / Contact / telephone
Mykolas Romeris University
Prof. dr. Lyra Jakulevičienė, Project Leader
E-mail: lyra.jakuleviciene@mruni.eu

Inga Mickevičiūtė, Project Coordinator
Tel: +37052714561
E-mail: inga.mick@mruni.eu
Ateities st. 20, 08303 Vilnius, Lithuania

„Extending the scope of labour market integration of immigrants“ (Project MIGRASCOPE)

„Extending the scope of labour market integration of immigrants“ (Project MIGRASCOPE)

Institute of Baltic Studies, in cooperation with partner organisations from six EU countries, is carrying out a project (MIGRASCOPE) aiming to increase access to work and reduce barriers for migrants. This will be achieved through implementing new good integration practices at the workplace by employers and increasing knowledge and better expectation management among migrants. The project also aims to identify and empower successful migrant entrepreneurs who would act as role models and to facilitate the access to work and reduce barriers by developing innovative and interactive e-tools.The activities for the MIGRASCOPE project include work-shadowing, creating a best practice toolbox, development of two e-services together with mobile app, identification of expectations among migrants and organisation of interactive workshops for migrants. Altogether, around 400 immigrants are expected to participate in the interactive workshops and more than 100 employees to take part in the work-shadowing activities. The project also involves various social partners (including civil society organisations) and state and local government authorities.

Website
https://migrascope.eu/

E-mail / Contact / telephone
Project partner for Lithuania: KTU, KAUNO TECHNOLOGIJOS UNIVERSITETAS
K. Donelaičio g. 73, Kauno m., Kauno m. sav., LT-44249 Lithuania

„Integration of refugees in Lithuania Participation and Empowerment Understanding Integration in Lithuania through an age, gender and diversity based participatory approach“

„Integration of refugees in Lithuania Participation and Empowerment Understanding Integration in Lithuania through an age, gender and diversity based participatory approach“

To understand the reasons why many refugees recognized in Lithuania move onwards, and inform the content of UNHCR’s engagement, the first step has been to conduct a Participatory Assessment of refugees’ integration opportunities and challenges in Lithuania, from the perspective of the refugees themselves. For UNHCR, it is crucial to start the formation of an assessment and analysis of the effectiveness of the current integration program, by listening to the voices of those the program is intended to benefit. In many respects, the refugees themselves are best placed to tell us if programs and activities being implemented by the Lithuanian authorities and NGO partners have the intended impact in practice, or if changes are needed in order to more effectively use the resources spent on facilitating integration. UNHCR, in close collaboration with the Lithuanian Ministry of Social Security and Labour and the NGO partners Lithuanian Red Cross Society and Caritas therefore formed a MultiFunctional Team, and conducted Participatory Assessments with almost 70 beneficiaries of international protection in Lithuania of different nationalities, ages, gender and personal and professional backgrounds, during October and November 2013.

Website
http://www.refworld.org/pdfid/58a486e34.pdf

E-mail / Contact / telephone
UNHCR, 8 52 10 7416
Lithuanian Red Cross Society, 8 52 12 7322
Caritas, 8 646 12671

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

E-mail / Contact / telephone -

CPIA 1 Firenze

CPIA 1 Firenze

Training and educate people older than 16 years. Provide literacy classes and learn the Italian language to foreign citizens; courses aimed to the achievement of the final degree of the first cycle of education ("middle school") and courses aimed at the achievement of the competencies expected at the end of formal education. Provide courses facilitated for obtaining educational degrees.

website:
www.cpiafirenze.it

mail / contact:
Phone: +39 055 751708
Email: dirigente@cpiafirenze.it

Comunità Carlo del Prete

Comunità Carlo del Prete

Is a residential community for minors, houses male minors for whom the stay in the family of origin is temporarily impossible, accepted on the basis of a measure and / or intervention by the judicial authority or the Social Services of the competent municipality. The main goal of the community is to take care of younger guests by offering them sustained, qualified and personalized socio-educational interventions in a serene and familiar environment. The intervention consists in the reception and social inclusion of children themselves through the drafting of individual educational projects which, in addition to the Regularization of the legal position, include integrated training courses, job placement, literacy and self-sufficiency and autonomy Individual for personal growth and integration into civil society.

Racial or ethnic discrimination is not permitted. The guys are encouraged in participating in their usual religious practices.

website:
http://www.aspcarlodelprete.it

mail / contact:
Address: Via C. del Prete N° 718, 55100 Lucca, Toscana
Phone: +39 0583 491060 / +39 348 0706 055
Email: comunitacarlodelprete@gmail.com

 

C.A.T. Cooperativa Sociale

C.A.T. Cooperativa Sociale

C.A.T. is a social cooperative that operates in the areas of intervention regarding immigration, prevention, addictions, child exploitation and social inclusion covering the social exclusion area that is at the same time, for the company, both a cost and an opportunity. To offer new opportunities to those who have never had or have missed (prisoners, vulnerable groups, people excluded from the labor market) means offer these to the entire population. A person is reintegrated when not economically weighs on social services, leaves the illegality circuits, not create social alarm, produces resources instead of consuming. C.A.T. is working in prison since 2007, with projects aimed at improving the quality of life (health education projects), activation of educational and artistic activities, social reintegration. But also to give voice to those who are behind the wall.

website:
www.coopcat.org

mail / contact:
Phone: Bertusi +39 335 7238740
Email: sviluppi@coopcat.it

Garante regionale dei diritti dei detenuti (Ombudsman for the Tuscany Region)

Garante regionale dei diritti dei detenuti (Ombudsman for the Tuscany Region)

Ensure that to persons subject to restrictive measures of personal freedom are given services concerning the right for health, improving the quality of life, education and vocational training and any other service aimed at the rehabilitation, social reintegration and integration in the labor market;

  • report to the regional bodies any risk or damage factors for persons subject to any restriction of personal freedom;
  • action against the structures and regional authorities in the event of a proven non-compliance or omissions
  • presenting information and proposals, also at the request of the same regional bodies, about the administrative actions and regulatory aimed to ensure full respect for the rights of persons subjected to any restriction of personal freedom;
  • propose, to the competent regional structures, action to provide information and cultural promotion on the issues of the rights and safeguard of persons subjected to any restriction of personal freedom;
  • promotes the establishment of local guarantors of persons subject to restrictive measures of personal freedom and the promotion of forms of collaboration and exchange of information with local sponsors.

website:
http://www.consiglio.regione.toscana.it

mail / contact:
Address: Consiglio della Regione Toscana - Sede di via Cavour 18, 50129 Firenze
Phone: +39 055 2387803
E-mail: garante.dirittidetenuti@consiglio.regione.toscana.it

USSM Firenze

USSM Firenze

Provides assistance to minors authors of offenses in every state and degree of criminal proceedings; prepares, at the request of the Public Prosecutor, the collection of social and personal information for the assessment of the personality of such minors by providing concrete projects and supporting the decisions of the Judicial Authority. These Offices activate when, as a result of a complaint, a minor enters the criminal circuit and accompany the minor throughout his re-inclusive path.

mail / contact:
Address: Via Bolognese, 86 - 50139 Firenze (FI)
Phone: +39 055 471826
Email: ussm.firenze.dgm@giustizia.it

ASSOCIAZIONE DI PROMOZIONE SOCIALE PRO.G.RE.S.S. (PROGRESS Association)

ASSOCIAZIONE DI PROMOZIONE SOCIALE PRO.G.RE.S.S. (PROGRESS Association)

Spreading art and art-therapy for the wellness of people to promote the integration of people using artistic tools for therapeutic and social purposes.

Creativity is a vital phenomenon, essential for everybody, it helps to ease tensions, to seek a different point of view, to communicate, to themselves and to others, emotions.

The activities that we propose aim to develop observational skills and insight and, through the use of materials and learning artistic techniques, experiment with a personal working method.

The purpose is to provide the minors a welcoming and safe space where you can enhance the creative process, the space of listening and the expressive potential of each participant. Creative activity can stimulate reflection on personal change and help to improve the quality of life.

website:
www.associazioneprogress.it

mail / contact:
Phone: +39 328 9222791
Email: franca.frigenti@gmail.com

Centro solidarietà Firenze

Centro solidarietà Firenze

The mission is to offer to subjects in social disadvantage conditions the opportunity to practice sport, that represents for them something of funny, union, sharing, and the possibility to measure and grow up in a healthy and positive environment. The association promotes prevention and rehabilitation activities, especially for subjects with addiction problems, and primary prevention for the substance abuse. We work with subjects in prison, seen as a promoter of risky lifestyle. The solidarity Center tries to prevent risky behaviors and to facilitate the expression of protective factors, with the possibility to participate in the sport context. From 2000, it is operative a Prevention Service called La Conchiglia, that promotes projects directed to sport societies.

website:
www.centrosolidarietafirenze.it

mail / contact:
Phone: +39 055 282008
Email: claudio.nuti.csfirenze.it; a.mirannalti@csfirenze.it

Fondazione Sistema Toscana

Fondazione Sistema Toscana

Educating to knowledge of cinema and educate to quality cinema even in risky situations believing it is an important educational activities within the detention discomfort. At the request of Correctional facilities we offer specific literacy projects to audiovisual languages. We think the film supports the school and training programs, and integrating with recovery action. Moreover, the path of the laboratories allows the entrance in area of the prison, so the film becomes the main tool to open a dialogue between interior and exterior.

website:
www.fondazionesistematoscana.it

mail / contact:
Email: Sveva Fedeli - s.fedeli@fondazionesistematosana.it

Associazione Volontariato Penitenziario di Firenze

Associazione Volontariato Penitenziario di Firenze

The main purpose of the association is to support people in detention, probation and ex-prisoners, by promoting support measures for their families. Association activities alternate interventions and assistance projects to life inside the prisons; educational support, promotion of family relationships (meetings, reunions, relations with minor children); support and assistance to prisoners of foreign origin; social and occupational reintegration of people in alternative measures and ex-prisoners; daily and residential care.

As regards the projects with minors in criminal cases, instead, the AVP began operating inside the IPM of Florence in 2004 with a project called "Pinocchio", it was a handbook outlining, using a suitable language (comics), the judicial process, the penitentiary regulation, alternative measures to detention and proposals for social integration in Italian territory. The minors has been spread throughout the national territory (IPM and CPA) and is still required by the centers in Italy, as it has been translated into seven languages.

As an association, it led not only laboratories in the juvenile prison, but has also been involved in the external accompaniments of young during the period of MAP, in collaboration with their social workers and in accordance with CGM.

They do not currently have active projects, they are waiting for funds to resume the external accompaniments and resume the project “Portfolio” with the attached database.

website:
www.avpfirenze.org

mail / contact:
Phone: +39 055 470412
Email: ccapavolpen@supereva.it

ATHENA - Agenzia formativa

ATHENA - Agenzia formativa

A T H E N A works mainly in the field of training, consultancy and Human Development.

The Education Sector is addressed in all forms (Vocational Training, Continuing Education, Adult Education, Orientation).

Youngs in compulsory education; - apprentices; unemployed for long or short; working-converting workers; Workers in professional growth; Small medium and Large organizations.

The fields of most interest for Athena, for corporate training are: 1. The organization 2. communication and marketing; 3. Safety in the workplace; 4. processes and route of technological innovation; 5. social services of public and private sector; 6. social and educational services, to the public and private sector; 7. health and social services; 8. personal services in general; 9. social cooperation; 10. Information Technology and new technologies; 11. languages; 12. tourist service; 13. The logistics and transport; 14. corporate management and management control; 15. services for business quality.

Athena operates in the field of financed training (European Social Fund, ex L. 52/2000 Funds, ex L. 236 / '93 Funds, interprofessional funds) both participating in public tenders and managing voucher courses.

Athena operates within the private training, offering courses in the catalog, or training plans agreed and tailored for the companies.

Athena also conducts social research, in collaboration with universities and research centers.

Athena works on design of services and activities in multiple business areas simultaneously conducting fund raising activities on behalf of public bodies and / or private enterprises concerned.

Athena provides consulting services: a) for the planning, organization and management of innovative services; b) for the preparation of notices of public procurement specifications; c) For the preparation of documents and useful projects to participate in tenders. d) participate in regional, national and European calls for financing investment lines or access to credit.

website:
http://www.athenaformazione.it

mail / contact:
Pino Piras - pinopiras50@gmail.com

Fondazione Giovanni Michelucci onlus

Fondazione Giovanni Michelucci onlus

Giovanni Michelucci Foundation was established in 1982 by the architect Giovanni Michelucci, to "contribute to research and study on city planning and modern and contemporary architecture, with a special attention to the problems regarding social facilities, hospitals, prisons, and schools”. The FGM is today a relevant actor in research and planning on social habitat and on the relationship between space and society, coordinating researches and developing proposals to innovate the local policies on the most relevant urban problems such as migration, housing exclusion, suburbs, urban security, health. FGM has promoted studies and research into the composition and changing trends of the penitentiary population; on the types and conditions of prison facilities; on re-education activities promoted in individual establishments (scholastic, university, professional training, artistic, cultural, recreational and sporting and employment reinsertion); on the role of co-operation of local bodies; on particular types of inmates; foreigners, addicts, mentally ill.

website:
michelucci.it

mail / contact:
Address: Villa “Il Roseto” – via Beato Angelico, 15 – 50014 Fiesole (Firenze)
Phone: +39.055.597149
email: fondazione@michelucci.it

Universo ONLUS

Universo ONLUS

Knowing the personal story of juvenile under criminal proceedings and in a natural way tries to prevent problems related to violence. His activities ensures that minors will themselves become trainers later. Training courses on telecommunications networks.

website:
www.universo.mi.it

mail / contact:
Phone: +39 335 6740445

Cooperativa Lotta contro l'emarginazione Onlus

Cooperativa Lotta contro l'emarginazione Onlus

Cooperative from 35 years deals disadvantage situations and handles innovative social interventions and care services for people with disabilities and mental disorders, minors and young people, adults in difficulty, drug addicts, foreigners and victims of trafficking. It intervenes with community and network projects, listening spaces, interventions in schools, equipes of operators and road operators on goals of preventing youth discomfort, reducing harm and preventing sexually transmitted diseases.

website:
www.cooplotta.it

mail / contact:
Phone: 022400836

Dipartimento Giustizia Minorile e di Comunità (Department for juvenile Justice and Community sentences)

Dipartimento Giustizia Minorile e di Comunità (Department for juvenile Justice and Community sentences)

The Department (which was established with d.P.C.M. n. 84 of 15 June 2015 embracing the functions of the previous Department for Juvenile Justice and Of the General Directorate for the External Execution of the Prison Administration Department) deals, on directives of the Minister of Justice, on legal issues in the area of minors, both with regard to juvenile offenders and victims of crime. The Department cares for the protection of minors, the prevention and the facing of juvenile deviance, the international judicial and penitentiary activity, the prevention and the fight against crime, with particular reference to organized crime, terrorism, illegal immigration, trafficking in human beings, the international abduction of minors, pedophilia and pornography.

The Department for Juvenile Justice (DGM) is territorially articulated in 12 Centers of Juvenile Justice (CGM)

Each center operates on the territory through the Juvenile Justice Services, which are:

  • 25 First Reception Centers (CPA);
  • 18 Juvenile prisons (IPM);
  • 29 Social services for minors (USSM);
  • 12 Communities

The training of juvenile justice personnel is carried out by the Central Institute for Personnel Education headquartered in Rome

mail / contact:
Via Damiano Chiesa, 24 – 00136 Roma
tel. +39 06.681881 / fax +39 06.68807087 - 06.68188277
e-mail: giustizia.minorile@giustizia.it

"Detection and response to radicalisation appearances" (DARRA Project)

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

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 Finland: National Police Board of Finland Seppo Kolehmainen
https://www.poliisi.fi/contact_information

Support for Religious Victims (UUT ry).

Support for Religious Victims (UUT ry).

UUT strives to influence society in such a way that violations of human rights, spiritual violence and discrimination by religious communities and their former members are not accepted. We do this by presenting our positions to the authorities, researchers, politicians and representatives of other organizations and media, based on experience and related research. The association compiles and analyses information related to the activities of religious communities in support of social influence. We follow the activities of religious movements in Finland and participate in a social debate about the activities of religions. We engage in international cooperation with organizations like us, and we are also informing and participating in the dialogue on the activities of the religions also internationally.

Website
http://www.uskontojenuhrientuki.fi

E-mail / Contact / telephone
Postal address: Victims of Religious Support UUT ry, Second Line 17, 00530 Helsinki
Visiting address: Suonionkatu 2, 00530 Helsinki
tiedotus@uut.fi
Executive Director: Joni Valkila; Phone: 050 542 88 44; E-mail: joni.valkila@uut.fi
Peer Support Coordinator: Iina Gummerus; Phone: +358 40 514 55 51; Email: iina.gummerus@uut.fi
UUT's Board of Directors: hallitus@uut.fi

Immigrants intoxicant and mental health problem Association (Maahanmuuttajien Päihde ja Mielenterveys ongelma Ry. MPMTO)

Immigrants intoxicant and mental health problem Association (Maahanmuuttajien Päihde ja Mielenterveys ongelma Ry. MPMTO)

The Immigrants' Drugs and Mental Health Problem is a socially active association that generates cultural-sensitizing activities for immigrants, the association aims to support and promote the well-being of immigrants based on children and young people. The association activities utilize the empowering influence of cultures and religions on immigrants to strengthen inclusion in their communities and in society in general. By supporting the well-being and inclusion of young people and their families in society, we aim to prevent youth crime, mental health and substance abuse problems, the risk of marginalization and radicalization.

Website
http://www.mpmto.fi

E-mail / Contact / telephone
Visbynkuja 2 / Lyypekinkuja 1
00930 Helsinki
Sähköposti.
info@mpmto.fi
Puh. +358 40 8179 239 / +358 45 3322 466

The Finnish-Syrian Friendship Association (Suomi-Syyria Ystävyysseura ry)

The Finnish-Syrian Friendship Association (Suomi-Syyria Ystävyysseura ry)

The Association offers counseling and support to help immigrants integrate into the Finnish society and works closely with various government agencies and non-governmental organizations within Finland. In addition, the Association organizes a variety of networking events, trips and celebrations. The Finnish-Syrian Friendship Association also organizes activities with the intention of familiarizing Syrians with the Finnish culture.

Website
http://ssys.fi/en/general

E-mail / Contact / telephone
Project Director: Imad Alkhatib, Bridges for Syrians Project.
Chairperson: Mania Alkhatib, Finland-Syria Friendship Society.
Tel: +35840 4125900
Email: info@ssys.fi

The Muslim Youth Forum of Finland (Nuorten Muslimien Foorumi, NMF ry)

The Muslim Youth Forum of Finland (Nuorten Muslimien Foorumi, NMF ry)

NMF ry was born in Turku in 2003 with ambitious aims of providing services that were both compatible with the Islamic faith and suitable for Finnish life. Services offered by young people for young people.

NMF ry offers young Muslims with an opportunity to grow and build their identity as Finnish Muslims, with multicultural backgrounds, while benefiting and promoting their community.

NMF improves the position of girls and women, working to ensure gender equality and ongoing social engagement. By making sure women and girls have equal access to opportunities and activity participation NMF help to ensure female voices are heard in society.

NMF promotes healthy lifestyles for young people. Since its foundation The Muslim Youth Forum of Finland has arranged a number of camps, seminars, and debate and discussion events in Finland and abroad. NMF has also organised celebratory events and opportunities for its members to study and to increase their knowledge of Islam. Currently the headquarters of the Muslim Youth Forum of Finland are in Turku. NMF has also expanded its operations to Helsinki, Tampere and Vaasa.

Website
http://nmf.fi/en

E-mail / Contact / telephone
Postal address: PO Box 182, 20101 Turku
Office address: Kalevantie 17, Turku
info@nmf.fi

Chair: Adan-NassirMuhamedGadid
amgadid555@hotmail.com

Centre for Community Mediation, Finnish Refugee Council

Centre for Community Mediation, Finnish Refugee Council

The Community Mediation Centre is founded in the beginning of 2015 to mediate conflicts between neighbours, communities and groups. The organization operate in the Helsinki metropolitan area, Turku and Pirkanmaa regions. Consulting service is provided nationwide.

The organization’s vision is that conflict is an opportunity. By transforming conflicts, it is possible to create, repair or restore relationships. They are needed because functional relations are best prevention of polarization, tensions and violences. Relations are built or restored through contructive communication. By restoring communication, conflicts become possible to solve.

Website
http://www.naapuruussovittelu.fi

E-mail / Contact / telephone
Director: Miriam Attias; tel. 040 561 8376
Helsinki metropolitan area: Mediator Jens Gellin; tel. 040 835 2994
Pirkanmaa region: Mediator Hanna Vuorinen; tel. 045 120 9046
Turku region: Mediator Pasi Ojala; tel. 045 110 3483, c/o Business Hotel, Linnankatu 45, 00100
Turku Email: firstname.lastname@naapuruussovittelu.fi
Facebook: www.facebook.com/naapuruussovittelu

“Innovative, ethical and effective actions to tackle radicalization leading to violent extremism“ (Project MINDB4ACT)

“Innovative, ethical and effective actions to tackle radicalization leading to violent extremism“ (Project MINDB4ACT)

MINDb4ACT is a collaborative project participated by 7 LEAs, think-tanks, reserach centres, universities, industry associations and NGO based in 10 Member States (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain and United Kingdom). The project will contribute to the European priorities for the improvement of current counter-violent extremism policies (CVEs) in the countries represented in the consortium (Austria, Belgium Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy Poland, Spain and United Kingdom) and the generation of new ones connecting through collaboration ecosystems (innovative, open, participatory, user-centred environments) to co-design interventions such as research actions, exchanges, strategic-policy exercises, training courses and pilot projects based on social innovation and civic engagement schemes (a community of practice of 1,500 people). All actions will be developed in 5 specific domains: prisons and judiciary system; migration hotspots and asylum centres, schools, cities (peri-urban contexts) and the Internet and media. A special contribution of the project will be the integration of technology based practical solutions with the contribution of the industry. MINDb4ACT focused on developing policy recommendations and practical solutions for end-users.

Website
https://twitter.com/mindb4act

E-mail / Contact / telephone
Police University College (POLIISIAMMATTIKORKEAKOULU)
Vaajakatu 2
33720 TAMPERE Finland

"Multi Agency Training Exit Strategies for radicalised youth” (Project MATES)

"Multi Agency Training Exit Strategies for radicalised youth” (Project MATES)

An efficient probation entails a strong interaction between the Justice System and the key actors responsible for the youth’s social rehabilitation at local level. In order for the probation to be truly effective it is therefore necessary to firstly build or reinforce a network of social actors with a shared approach to the reinsertion of radicalised youth. MATES project will develop a training method that aims at providing probation officers as well as first-line practitioners (FLP) with enough capacity and understanding to recognise early signs of radicalisation, contrast potential re-radicalisation and indirectly prevent risks of recruitment to terrorism. Collaboration with and among probation officers, local social workers, community leaders, staff of education agencies, youth sporting clubs will then focus on engaging with youth as to change their negative perceptions of state and society, help them to establish new social networks away from extremism, provide vocational training, sports coaching, fitness training, art, etc. as a means of creating a regular interaction and promoting peaceful coexistence. The project major aim will be to train probation officers for a more efficient reinsertion of the youth convicted for radicalisation to terrorism. More specifically, the project objectives will be:

  1. To strengthen the social reinsertion of radicalised youth under probation by providing appropriate exit strategies
  2. To create or strengthen efficient networks of key-actors – at local, national and European level - committed to countering the risks connected to radicalised youth
  3. To contribute to prevent youth’s recruitment to terrorism
  4. To contribute to devise and promote the use of counter-narratives as an efficient tool for probation officers to contrast the radicalisation of youth under probation and prevent the risks of recruitment.

Website
https://www.iprs.it/en/progetti/mates-the-multi-agency-training-exit-strategies-for-radicalized-youth-2

E-mail / Contact / telephone
Contact person in Latvia: Anna Markina,
University of Tartu, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Law.
https://www.ut.ee/en https://www.ut.ee/en/anna-markina

Eesti Inimõiguste Keskus (The Estonian Human Rights Centre)

Eesti Inimõiguste Keskus (The Estonian Human Rights Centre)

Estonian Human Rights Centre is an independent non-governmental human rights advocacy organisation. EHRC was founded in December 2009. EHRC has quickly developed to be the most well-known human rights NGO in Estonia. The mission of EHRC is to work together for Estonia that respects the human rights of each person. By 2020, Estonian Human Rights Centre is the influential and competent leader of Estonian non-governmental human rights movement. EHRC develops its activities according to the needs of the society. Our focus is currently on the advancement of equal treatment of minority groups and diversity & inclusion and the human rights of asylum seekers and refugees. EHRC coordinates the Estonian Diversity Charter. We also monitor the overall human rights situation in Estonia and publish yearly independent human rights reports about the situation in Estonia. We are NGO partner for UNHCR (the UN Refugee Agency) in Estonia.

Website
https://humanrights.ee

E-mail / Contact / telephone
Eesti Inimõiguste Keskus Parda 4; 10151 Tallinn, Estonia
E-mail: info@humanrights.ee
Twitter: @EIK_anneta
Facebook: @humanrightscentre
Telephone: (+372) 644 5148

"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 partners in Estonia:
Estonian Academy of Security Sciences; Estonia, Tallinn; Kase 61, 12012;
Phone: 6965644;
E-Mail: info@sisekaitse.ee;
http://www.sisekaitse.ee

Estonian Police And Border Guard Board – (POLITSEI - JA PIIRIVALVEAMET)
https://www2.politsei.ee

“Extending the scope of labour market integration of immigrants” (Project MIGRASCOPE)

“Extending the scope of labour market integration of immigrants” (Project MIGRASCOPE)

Institute of Baltic Studies, in cooperation with partner organisations from six EU countries, is carrying out a project (MIGRASCOPE) aiming to increase access to work and reduce barriers for migrants. This will be achieved through implementing new good integration practices at the workplace by employers and increasing knowledge and better expectation management among migrants. The project also aims to identify and empower successful migrant entrepreneurs who would act as role models and to facilitate the access to work and reduce barriers by developing innovative and interactive e-tools.

The activities for the MIGRASCOPE project include work-shadowing, creating a best practice toolbox, development of two e-services together with mobile app, identification of expectations among migrants and organisation of interactive workshops for migrants. Altogether, around 400 immigrants are expected to participate in the interactive workshops and more than 100 employees to take part in the work-shadowing activities. The project also involves various social partners (including civil society organisations) and state and local government authorities.

The project is funded by the European Union from the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) and it lasts until October 2018.

Website
https://migrascope.eu/

Project lead partner:
Institute of Baltic Studies
Lai 30
Tartu 51005
Estonia

 

“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

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

RAN TAS, the secretariat of the Radicalization Awareness Network

RAN TAS, the secretariat of the Radicalization Awareness Network

being staffed by Radar Consultancy
RAN Train the trainer programme.

RAN Train the trainer program: Started with an interactive awareness-raising workshop and 1-day actions using YouTube, voting cards and various exercises based on real situations. This workshop has been transformed into a two-day training program: the first day the trainers to be-trained experience the workshop. On day two, they are offered support in the construction of their own workshop, using the RAN materials. The trained people will be facilitators in their networks. This initiative comes to Netherlands.

Website
https://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/node/7468_en

E-mail / Contact / Telephone
Steven Lenos
s.lenos@radaradvies.nl

(+31) (0)651091741

Kellimni Project of SOS Malta

Kellimni Project of SOS Malta

The project provides online support to Maltese youth through a dedicated team of trained operators. It provides a safe and respected environment where young people can discuss a series of matters that concern them, varying from puberty and body changes to dealing with others and hate speech. Young people can communicate with the Kellimni team on an anonymous and confidential basis through various – youth friendly- channels (e-mail, social networks, and chat applications). The goal of the project is to support young people in their journey to realize their goals and potentials and make them feel safe well, respected and dignified. The project runs in partnership between the public sector and the civil society and the service is provided free of charge.


http://kellimni.com/

E-mail / Contact / Telephone
21244123, 21335097

info@sosmalta.org

Respect.lu (centre contre la Radicalisation)

Respect.lu (centre contre la Radicalisation)

1) Sensitization measures to the prevention of violent radicalisation. (i.e., information about radicalisation processes and continuing education, as well as radicalisation tendencies at school, in youth area, in the professional life, public etc.).

2) Support families and people who are at risk of violent radicalisation or who are already in a radicalisation process.

3) Help people who have been radicalised

4) In a later phase, people who want to get out of radicalised contexts can also find support.

Website:
http://www.respect.lu/

E-mail / Contact / telephone
respect@respect.lu

+352 20 60 62

 

Centre de prévention de la radicalisation en Europe et dans la région méditerranéenne

Centre de prévention de la radicalisation en Europe et dans la région méditerranéenne

CPREM work with young and at risk people to pull them out of joining extremist groups and radical ideologies by training and reinforcing their capacities, supporting them and their families and reintegrating them to be active and productive citizens in the societies. Mission: The centre is created to support the de-radicalisation efforts of at risk youth, the promotion of a peace culture and mutual dialogue in the Euro-Mediterranean region, as well as to develop new methods and prevention strategies to counter radicalisation and violence in short, medium and long term.

Website
http://www.cprem.org

E-mail / Contact / telephone
elhamdi.soufiane@gmail.com

0033760112058

 

Garda Ethnic Liaison Officers

Garda Ethnic Liaison Officers

The aim of the Garda Racial, Intercultural and Diversity Office (GRIDO), and its team of Garda Ethnic Liaison Officers, is to liaise with ethnic minority communities and reassure them of the police services available to them without discrimination. These police officers liaise with the Muslim community in general and at their places of worship (Mosques and Prayer Houses) throughout the state. The central function of GRIDO and Garda Ethnic Liaison Officers is to build trust and confidence with individuals within the Muslim community, and to be attuned to the heightened vulnerabilities pertaining to this community especially at times of terrorist threats and attack worldwide. The effects of negative media reporting in respect of Muslims can encourage prejudice and stereotyping of this community. To this end, Police (Garda) Liaison Officers through their knowledge and excellent relations with the Muslim community can act to dispel negative media commentary that leads to prejudice and stereotyping of the 'whole' community. In such instances Police Liaison Officers also act as an aid to the police organisation to ensure that instances of negative profiling by the police is prevented during times of heightened alert and nervousness. The Garda Ethnic Liaison Officer endeavours to learn about this community through self-development from constant communication and contact. Police liaison officers may eventually become privy to information that assists in preventing individuals from becoming radicalised. Garda Ethnic Liaison Officers also are available to any member of the community who wishes to report in confidence any matter that could endanger the Muslim community in general. GRIDO and Garda Ethnic Liaison Officers provide presentations to the Muslim community on security and safe use of the Internet. The Garda Racial, Intercultural and Diversity Office during 2005 published two handbooks:

'Your Police Service in Intercultural Ireland' 'Intercultural Ireland – Your Changing Community'. These booklets are available on the Garda Website

Website
http://www.garda.ie

E-mail / Contact / telephone
david.mcinerney@garda.ie

(+353) 868282574

Garda Racial,
Intercultural and Diversity Office,
Garda Community Relations Bureau,
Harcourt Square, Harcourt Street, Dublin 2,
Ireland

Irish Muslim Peace & Integration Council

Irish Muslim Peace & Integration Council

Irish Muslim Peace & Integration Council is a national representative Muslim body with presence in Dublin, Cork, Athlone, Port Laoise and Belfast. Irish Muslim Peace & Integration Council is an independent body, established to provide a forum where the Irish Muslim Community can speak as one recognised voice on matters relating to their well-being in Ireland, and help promote ways of integrating effectively in the community and promote the true teachings of Islam. Irish Muslim Peace & Integration Council is a non-sectarian body working for the common good without interfering in, displacing or isolating any existing Muslim work in the community. It is a broad-based, representative organisation of

Muslims in Ireland, accommodating and reflecting the variety of social and cultural backgrounds and outlook of the community. Irish Muslim Peace & Integration Council is pledged to work for the common good of society as a whole; encouraging individual Muslims and Muslim organisations to play a full and participatory role in Irish public life. Irish Muslim Peace & Integration Council is a democratic body, built on consultation, co-operation and co-ordination among concerned Muslims throughout the Island of Ireland. AIMS: To promote co-operation, consensus and unity on Muslim affairs in Ireland; To promote Peace & Integration in Ireland and facilitate a positive integration experience for Muslims in Ireland; To prevent extremism and isolation in the Muslim community; To promote unity and solidarity among all communities in Ireland; To work for a more enlightened appreciation of Islam and Muslims in wider society; To promote inter and intra faith dialogues in the promotion of tolerance and mutual respect in a diverse society; To liaise with Government bodies and NGO’s on matters related to the Muslim community; To foster better community relations and work for the benefit of the society as a who through promoting the concepts of social inclusion, active citizenship and equality; To organize, and coordinate, humanitarian relief efforts in Ireland and abroad. OBJECTIVES: Act as a voice for the Irish Muslims so as to enable them to highlight both to Development Boards and to other relevant agencies the issues affecting the delivery of services within the County for the Muslim community; Act as a support mechanism to strive to improve the conditions for the Muslim community within the country; To influence the policies, strategies and overall decision-making process of all relevant agencies operating in the county; Act as a conduit for information and feedback to and from the Network in relation to specific policies and initiatives, thereby ensuring that the concerns of Muslim community are heard at local and national level; Act as a lobby group for Muslims in the Island of Ireland in relation to issues that affect them.

Website
http://impic.ie/

E-mail / Contact / telephone
info@impic.ie

+353 (0) 1 5156206

8 Coolmine Industrial Estate,
Blanchardstown, Dublin 15,
Ireland

Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation (Glencree)

Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation (Glencree)

Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation (Glencree) is an NGO that works in conflict transformation and violence prevention with adults and young people, who may be at risk of adopting a sectarian worldview, engaging in paramilitary organisations or else in developing racist behaviours (or have previously manifested in this way). Glencree also works with victims/ survivors of paramilitary violence in order to help them to come to terms with their loss and suffering and in order to avert inter-generational revivals of conflict and violence. Glencree tries to engage with people from marginalised backgrounds where political conflict has been a reality and cooperates with schools, community, women’s organisations, political groups, students, ex-prisoners/ former combatants and youth organisations within the island of Ireland (North and South) and between Britain and Ireland. Glencree employs methods of relational work, single identity group work, facilitated dialogue, activity based workshops, restorative circles and participants forums. Basic ground rules to create safety through respect, equality, honesty, self-expression and voluntary engagement apply to all formats of work. Trained practitioners come from backgrounds in mediation, facilitation, youth work and conflict transformation. Glencree is keen to develop inter-generational dimensions, work with groups, which it has previously not had access to, explore the overlap between sectarianism, racism and homophobia and also look at how its learning might be applied more locally.

Website
http://www.glencree.ie/

E-mail / Contact / telephone
The Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation,
Glencree, Enniskerry, County Wicklow,
A98D635, IRELAND

Phone: +353 (0)1 282 9711

Co-operation Ireland (CoIre)

Co-operation Ireland (CoIre)

Co-operation Ireland (CoIre) is an NGO that works to sustain peace on the island of Ireland by helping to build a shared and cohesive society, addressing conflict risks and aiming to prevent vulnerable young people from engaging in sectarian hate crime and extremist/paramilitary activities. CoIre’s Youth Leadership Programme focuses on marginalised urban and rural communities across Northern Ireland. The programme employs a combination of detached and centre-based work and follows established youth work models (such as Brendtro’s Circle of Courage and Huskin’s progression model). These approaches aim to develop key life and social skills, create positive pathways to further education and employment, and facilitate participants to positively re-engage and contribute to local community life. The Youth Leadership Programme is delivered by professional youth workers, with support from peer mentors and trained facilitators in community development and conflict resolution work. Currently CoIre is looking to develop the programme further by strengthening their evaluation approaches, including through engagement with academic expertise, and exploring replication of their model in different community settings.

Website
http://www.cooperationireland.org/

E-mail / Contact / telephone Email
info@cooperationireland.org

Tel: +353 (0)1 819 7692

Co-operation Ireland
1 The Court Bridgefoot Street
Dublin 8 D08 CC63

AEGEE-Budapest Project: Erasmus+ – Youth Against Extremism and Radicalisation

Association: AEGEE-Budapest Project: Erasmus+ – Youth Against Extremism and Radicalisation

“Youth Against Extremism and Radicalisation” is a two-stage international youth exchange project which aims to gather 35 young people from 5 countries (Hungary, Armenia, Georgia, Turkey and Estonia) and empower them to fight against extremism and radicalisation. Violent extremism and radicalisation is a denial of democracy and of human rights. Unfortunately in Europe and beyond an increasing number of young people are being drawn into extremist movements in their search for identity and a meaningful place in society. Profound feelings of injustice and frustration about their social exclusion are amongst the main root causes contributing to young people’s vulnerability, and increase their willingness to adhere to extremist, sometimes violent groups, which offer an apparent social purpose to them. In order to effectively commit to the elimination of radicalisation and extremism, it is crucial to invest more in prevention measures targeting young people. Youth engagement activities form a cornerstone as youth can engage their peers on par , taking advantage of their own life stories. Partners: Európai Hallgatók Hálózatának Egyesülete (AEGEE-Budapest), Hungary “Youth Life” Educational NGO, Armenia Active Youth Union, Georgia Uluslararasi Defne Gençlik Eğitim Derneği, Turkey Mtü Sara, Éstonia

Website
http://www.locals.aegee.org/budapest/ (Hungarian)
http://www.locals.aegee.org/budapest/en/about-aegee/ (English)

Email
board@aegee-budapest.hu

 

Budapest Centre for Mass Atrocities Prevention

Budapest Centre for Mass Atrocities Prevention

As of October, 2017 The Budapest Centre has launched its new project: “Prevention of radicalisation in the Hungarian prison-system”. The “Prevention of radicalisation in the Hungarian prison-system” is a 13-month initiative of the Budapest Centre in collaboration with Hungarian experts and researchers. Funded by the Internal Security Fund of the European Union, it aims at contributing to the coordination and improvement of national and international capabilities for preventing and countering radicalisation. To that end, it will map the capabilities of selected Hungarian prisons in order to recognize signs of radicalisation, as well as to manage and prevent processes leading to radicalisation. It will provide training for prison personnel to further improve such capabilities and conduct so-called “life-path” interviews with prisoners to facilitate their rehabilitation and reintegration. The results of the project and its policy recommendations will be summarized in a report available in Hungarian and English and presented at a conference in spring 2018.

Website
http://www.genocideprevention.eu/hungarian-prison-system/

E-mail / Contact / telephone
info@budapestcentre.eu

+36 21 252 4525

Counter Extremism Project (CEP)

Counter Extremism Project (CEP)

It is a non-governmental organization that studies globalism and the impact of extremist and radical phenomena throughout Europe, and that advises and intervenes in processes of de-radicalization and anti-extremist initiatives.

Greece, on the one hand, has been part of the FATF (Financial Action Task Force), which would be a Financial Action Group. The FATF is an intergovernmental organization that fights the financing of terrorism. The organization recommended the adoption of several measures for the country:

1) Criminalization of the financing of terrorism or any association related to extremist or radical groups.
2) Freezing of terrorist assets.
3) Policies designed exclusively to prevent terrorists from taking advantage of or exploiting non-governmental organizations.

On the other hand, Greece has a following of groups that share the objective of avoiding the financing of terrorist groups; such as the Investigation Authority against Money Laundering. The Authority consists of three units that include:

1) Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU)
2) Financial Sanctions Unit (FSU)
3) Funding Investigation Unit (SFIU)

Website
https://www.counterextremism.com/countries/greece https://www.counterextremism.com/

E-mail / Contact / Telephone
Media@counterextremism.com

Danish National Corps of Mentors and Parent Coaches

Danish National Corps of Mentors and Parent Coaches

Field of work / Short description / Aims The National Corps of Mentors and Parent Coaches has been initiated and is led by the Danish Centre for Prevention of Extremism and its partners; i.e. private companies which assist in delivering training, evaluation etc. However, the local governments and their staff, who have committed themselves to the corps, are the most essential component. They are responsible for initiating mentor and parent coaching efforts directly with citizens, and they do so on a legal and financial basis, which regulates local governments and social work in a broader sense. Denmark has established a national corps of mentors and parent coaches to work with persons in extremist groups or at risk of radicalisation, as well as with their parents and relatives. The aim is to assist the at-risk persons in steering clear of problematic behaviour related to extremism. Some 100 professionals from 22 municipalities across Denmark have received training in the programme method, Solution-Focused Work on Life Skills. The method, in brief, is as follows: Life psychology, including e.g. ‘the wheel of competences’ is used to help understand the individual’s situation, personally and socially, including a range of risk and protective factors. The Solution-Focused Approach is the communicative and relationship-building strategy towards the person in question. Balanced Risk Assessment, which is inspired by Signs of Safety®, serves as the overall tool for assessing concerns, resources, progress etc. In order to ensure a continued qualified corps of mentors and parent coaches, new members are expected to be recruited and trained in 2017. The members also participate in networking activities and specialised training, e.g. on different types of extremist ideologies and groups, or on practising the method. All participating local governments have agreed to lend mentors or parent coaches to other local governments where there is a need, and where it is practicable. When the mentors and parent coaches are working with concrete cases they apply the assessment forms, do the registration etc. on a common IT-platform, www.tilværelsesmestring.dk, a closed site developed for this purpose.

Website
http://www.stopextremism.dk

E-mail / Contact / telephone

 

ekstremisme@siri.dk

+ 45 72142844 or
+ 45 72142000

Danish Centre for Prevention of Extremism
P.O. Box 2000 2300 Copenhagen

Train-the-trainer: awareness training and resource persons by the National security unit and the Danish Security and Intelligence Service.

Train-the-trainer: awareness training and resource persons by the National security unit and the Danish Security and Intelligence Service.

In each of the 98 institutions in Denmark there are designated ‘resource persons’ who have undergone specialised training by the national security unit and the Danish Security and Intelligence Service. The resource persons are tasked with providing awareness training for staff locally and ensuring close support and sparring in the identification, assessment and tackling of extremism issues. This addresses the problem of under-/over reporting of extremism concerns and the issues around handling violent extremists in a prison environment or on probation. Training for resource persons is an initial 2-5 day course with a 1-2 day follow-up training session twice a year. (estimated cost: €30 000). Training given by experts from different authorities and universities.

The awareness training is a 1.5-hour event held in conjunction with regular staff meetings to keep costs at a minimum and is based on a PowerPoint slideshow. The train-the-trainers and locally appointed resource persons concept aims to build trust and confidence locally. It can be stressful for individual staff member if they feel ‘alone’ with their concerns and acting on them. The training provides awareness and guidance – and introduces a collective understanding and vocabulary. Additionally, it provides for a cross-professional, local assessment of a concern, which greatly helps the national security unit in handling and assessing cases of concern. The training focuses on all levels of radicalisation – from minor concerns to dealing with convicted terrorist offenders. The awareness training has been used for a decade, but the concept of resource persons was introduced in October 2016. The training combines cultural sensitivity, human rights, intelligence, case studies, psychology, sociology and procedural guidance. The beneficiaries of the training sessions are prison guards, social workers, management, staff – all employees.

Website
http://www.dignityinstitute.org

E-mail / Contact / telephone
morten.hjornholm@kriminalforsorgen.dk

Dignity institute - Psychological treatment programme for youths at risk of radicalisation and violent extremism

Dignity institute - Psychological treatment programme for youths at risk of radicalisation and violent extremism

The first aim of this treatment programme is to offer psychological support to vulnerable and marginalised young people at risk of radicalisation and violent extremism. The second aim is to generate new knowledge for early intervention and prevention programmes.

Dignity’s psychological treatment programme is built upon respected concepts of cognitive-behavioural treatment (CBT) (e.g. motivational therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and prolonged exposure therapy). The target audience are vulnerable and marginalised young people aged 18-34 at risk of radicalisation and violent extremism. Dignity is a Danish human rights institute, which brings together treatment, research, international development work and advocacy under one roof. We are represented in more than 20 countries where we cooperate with local partner organisations to fight torture and help torture victims and their families have a better life. DIGNITY is specialised in the rehabilitation of traumatised individuals who have experienced organised violence and torture, and is recognised by The Danish National Board of Health as the country’s specialist centre for the treatment of severely traumatised refugees and torture survivors.

Website
http://www.dignityinstitute.org

E-mail / Contact / telephone

skh@dignityinstitute.dk

+4533760677

Dignity - Danish Institute against torture Bryggervangen
55, 2100 Copenhagen

Prevention of Radicalisation and Discrimination in Aarhus

Prevention of Radicalisation and Discrimination in Aarhus

A multi-agency intervention in collaboration between Aarhus Municipality and The East Jutland Police. External partners are University of Aarhus, Ministry of Social Affairs and The Danish Intelligence and Security Service. As such it is a local practice in Aarhus Municipality and the East Jutland Police District, but tax-funded and therefore governmental. It is not funded by the European Commission. Intervention consist of two areas of intervention: General population: Raising awareness to professionals and the public. Achieved via presentations and workshops for professionals and teaching institutions Collaboration with local communities. Respectful and assertive dialogue with mosques, cultural societies and other major players in local communities Individuals: First-line staff of the Task Force performs risk evaluation of individuals and groups; Advising professional staff on how to deal with cases concerning radicalisation; Advising individuals and next of kin in cases concerning radicalisation; Mentoring for persons, who are at risk of radicalisation or are involved with violent extremism; Contingency for foreign fighters and their families.

Website
http://www.aarhus.dk/

E-mail / Contact / telephone
Steffen Saigusa Nielsen,
SNI023@politi.dk
(+45) 2920 3650

Signe Reichenbach, ph.
sigre@aarhus.dk

(+45) 8940 3117

Back on Track - Ministry of Social Affairs and Integration Department of the Prison and Probation Service

Back on Track - Ministry of Social Affairs and Integration Department of the Prison and Probation Service

“Deradicalisation – Back on track” (BOT) was designed to target the growing number of inmates in Danish prisons that are sentenced for terrorism offenses and pose a threat of fuelling in-prison radicalisation and recruitment. BOT is the second EU-financed project by the Danish Ministry of Social Affairs and Integration in cooperation with the Department of the Prison and Probation Service. As was the case with the first project, the 2009 „Deradicalisation - Targeted Intervention“ (DTI) pilot, BOT is designed as a personal mentoring scheme and follows the Danish tradition of local inter-agency co-operation between schools, police, municipalities and social services. Hence, the DTI cooperated on a local level with the Danish Security and Intelligence Service, East Jutland Police and the Municipalities of Copenhagen and Aarhus. BOT’s main activity is the training and coaching of mentors who then work with their clients – inmates who have committed offenses out of extremist or terrorist motivation. However, BOT defines extremism in a broad sense, including all sorts of – rightwing, left, religious or other – violent extremism and most importantly explicitly referring to hate crime (based on perceived ethnicity, political/ religious persuasion, or sexual orientation). Moreover, following a preventive social work perspective, BOT also addresses prisoners who are not sentenced for extremist offenses but are deemed vulnerable to radicalisation. The mentors and mentor coaches come from a wide array of professional back grounds, such as social workers, prison staff and police, as well as lawyers or football stadium guards. They have primarily been recruited from the existing mentor pool of the Danish Prison and Probation Service and are genuinely motivated “relational workers” in the sense of youth well-fare services. In methodological terms, BOT strengthens their mentees skills in dialogue techniques, coping strategies for every-day life, and conflict management. The tailor-made mentorships are designed to accommodate the client’s personal situation, assets, risks and social background. A particularly promising aspect of BOT may be how it is based in cross-sectorial cooperation and integrates family and community networks into the mentorship. Plans for the future include the objective to further mainstream the BOT approach and to continue engaging in international practice exchange.

Website
www.kriminalforsorgen.dk

E-mail / Contact / telephone
MarieLouise.Jorgensen@kriminalforsorgen.dk

RUBIKON Center

RUBIKON Center

It is a non-profit NGO aimed at reintegrating people which have criminal history in the society, and reducing their recidivism.

Website
www.rubikoncentrum.cz

E-mail / Contact / telephone
Marek Demner
demner@rubikoncentrum.cz

(+420) 739 470 408

ERUDITIO PUBLICA

ERUDITIO PUBLICA

ERUDITIO PUBLICA is a non-profit educational and research organisation, which realises training about the prevention and the intervention in hate crime environments addressed to local authorities. Moreover, it is focused on the definition of good practice to develop civic education.

Website
www.eruditiopublica.com

E-mail / Contact / telephone

ERUDITIO PUBLICA o.p.s.
Údolní 33
602 00 Brno
Czech Republic

Petra Vejvodová
petra.vejvodova@eruditiopublica.com

Multi-intervention Center

Multi-intervention Center

The Multi-Intervention Center provides easy low-threshold access and addresses all users of addiction and behavioral dependencies, such as gambling and the internet, without applying gender, age or origin exclusion criteria. It is a structure that provides a range of external programs to meet the diverse needs of dependents.

NICOSIA OCCUPATIONAL REHABILITATION UNIT

NICOSIA OCCUPATIONAL REHABILITATION UNIT

The Nicosia Rehabilitation Unit was established in 2002 and is a community program of the Mental Health Services of the Ministry of Health.

The Occupational Rehabilitation Unit is staffed by ergotherapists, psychologists, nursing staff. The programs are supported by Work Guides (Employment Support Scheme) of the Department of Social Integration of People with Disabilities and Trainers from the Educational Programs of the Ministry of Education.

Referrals are made by Mental Health Service Officers, Social Welfare Services or by a private physician for adults with psychosocial problems.

Website

E-mail / Contact / telephone
52, Kyriakou Matsi Avenue |
1082 |

Nicosia mera@cytanet.com.cy

CENTRE FOR HARM REDUCTION ‘STOHOS’– MINISTRY OF HEALTH

CENTRE FOR HARM REDUCTION ‘STOHOS’– MINISTRY OF HEALTH

Intervention centre whose main objective is to reduce the substance-related personal and social harm. Essentially, these programs choose to work on minimizing the negative effects of using psychoactive substances.

Focus on adult users.

Website
https://www.moh.gov.cy/moh/moh.nsf/index_en/index_en

E-mail / Contact / telephone

MINISTRY OF HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
1 Prodromou & Chilonos Street 17
1448 Nicosia,

Cyprus Call Center: 00357 22 605 300/301
Email Address: perm.sec@moh.gov.cy

SOCIAL WELFARE SERVICES

Social Welfare Services

The Social Welfare Services Department is part of the Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance.

The Social Welfare Services aim to safeguard social cohesion and social solidarity; to provide social protection, achieve social inclusion and promote equal opportunities for all citizens in the Republic of Cyprus; to combat poverty and social exclusion and to promote the interests of individuals, families and communities.

* Safeguard every individual΄ s right to a decent standard of living;

* Provide vocational training to public assistance beneficiaries in order to enter/reenter the labour market, thus achieving their social inclusion;

* Provide support to the family unit so family members may effectively perform their role;

* Support families and individuals who are facing social problems;

* Provide protection and care to children and other vulnerable groups of people;

* Sensitize non governmental organizations and local authorities to provide quality social services on the local level;

* Upgrade the Services, provided by State Institutions and foster families to vulnerable groups of people.

Website
http://www.mlsi.gov.cy/mlsi/sws/sws.nsf/dmlindex_en/dmlindex_en

E-mail / Contact / telephone

PO Box 40184

Social Welfare Services - Central Offices

Address: 63, Prodromou 1468 Lefkosia, Cyprus

Telephone: +357 22406709
Fax: +357 22667907

Email:central.sws@sws.mlsi.gov.cy

Education for a Culture of Peace as a vehicle for reconciliation

Education for a Culture of Peace as a vehicle for reconciliation

This project uses education as a platform to address inter-ethnic conflict for societal transformation, engaging educators and NGOs to use an education for peace methodology within the classroom and wider community. This includes training workshops, and the provision of space for community dialogue, trilingual educational materials and lesson plans, peer engagement, extracurricular programmes promoting reconciliation, and the establishment of a Peace Education Centre and Library.

Website
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0By8T-PuCsgpbbjRqcHdiMUJsc2s/view

Youth Board of Cyprus

Youth Board of Cyprus

According to the Youth Board Law of 1994 (Ν.33(Ι)/94), that was voted by the House of Representatives, the Youth Board of Cyprus was established as a public legal entity in 1994. It started its operation since 2 of June in 1994, where the first Board of Directors was appointed, offering various opportunities to young people for active participation in society, both in Cyprus and abroad.

Website
http://onek.org.cy/en/home-page/who-we-are/our-role/

E-mail / Contact / telephone

Nicosia (Central Offices) Athalassas
Avenue 104 , 2024, Strovolos Sofocles Tower (3rd, 4th and 5th floor)

Tel. 00357-22402600/2

Fax: 00357-22402700

E-mail: info@onek.org.cy

Ministry of Foreign Affairs / Cyprus' National Counterterrorism Coordinator

Ministry of Foreign Affairs / Cyprus' National Counterterrorism Coordinator

The Republic of Cyprus has taken every measure to strengthen international cooperation in order to counter the terrorist threat. Cyprus is party to all UN Conventions and Protocols aimed at combating terrorism. Furthermore, we actively participate in various international initiatives aimed at tackling terrorism in its various forms. In 2007, the Republic of Cyprus joined the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism. Cyprus has also signed a number of bilateral agreements with key partners aimed at strengthening counter-terrorism cooperation. In 2005, the Republic of Cyprus became one of the first countries to sign the Proliferation Security Initiative Ship-Boarding Agreement with the United States of America. Currently, we are negotiating an agreement to strengthen bilateral counter-terrorism cooperation with the Russian Federation. In October last year, Cyprus adopted legislation aimed at combating terrorism in a more comprehensive and robust manner and appointed a National Counter-Terrorism Coordinator for the first time.

Website
http://www.mfa.gov.cy

E-mail / Contact / telephone
Μinistry of Foreign Affairs
Presidential Palace Avenue 1447,
Nicosia Cyprus

Tel: +357 22 651000
Fax: +357 22 661881
Duty Officer: +357 99 660129 (strictly after office hours*)

Email: info@mfa.gov.cy

Nansen Dialogue Centre Croatia

Nansen Dialogue Centre Croatia

To support actively and effectively intercultural and interethnic dialogue processes at local, national and international levels with the aim of contributing to conflict prevention, reconciliation and peace building. Nansen Dialogue wishes to empower people who live in conflict situations to contribute to peaceful conflict transformation on the basis of democracy and human rights. We wish to provide a neutral space where people from opposite sides in serious conflicts can meet face to face in honest dialogue. Through dialogue, participants gain new understanding of each other’s experiences, perspectives, and needs. Enemy images may be broken down and relationships rebuilt. On this foundation, we explore alternative solutions to joint challenges. It is implementing the practice intercultural education through the subject “Cultural and Spiritual Heritage of the Region” (CSHR)

E-mail / Contact / telephone:
ndcosijek@nansen-dialogue.net

Zara anti-racism counselling

Zara anti-racism counselling

ZARA – Civil courage and anti-racism work was founded in 1999 with the aim of promoting civil courage and a racist-free society in Austria as well as combating all forms of racism.

The anti-racism work is based on three pillars: counselling, prevention and public awareness.

Every year, up to 1,000 victims and witnesses of racism receive legal support in the counselling centre. The counselling is free of charge, the counselling team consists of legal and socially trained consultants.

website:
https://www.zara.or.at

mail / contact:
Schönbrunner Straße 119/13
Eingang: Am Hundsturm 7
A–1050 Wien

Tel: +43 (1) 929 13 99
Fax: +43 (1) 929 13 99–99

office@zara.or.at

Department for Violence Prevention / Fachstelle für Gewaltprävention

Department for Violence Prevention / Fachstelle für Gewaltprävention

Department for Violence Prevention in the Lower Austrian Youth Office offers advanced training for all professional groups in youth work and provides information, news and knowledge on its homepage. In its hub function, the department networks providers of violence prevention projects with those in demand; It informs about offers of violence prevention institutions, organizations and associations.

Website
http://www.gewaltpraevention-noe.at/

E-mail / Contact / telephone
Tel: 02742/9005-9050
gewaltpraevention@noel.gv.at

Working group "For families in Lower Austria and for deradicalisation" / Arbeitsgruppe „Für Familien in NÖ und für Deradikalisierung“

Working group "For families in Lower Austria and for deradicalisation" / Arbeitsgruppe „Für Familien in NÖ und für Deradikalisierung“

offer a suitable answer to many questions, advise, inform and show ways for relatives, teachers

3. Website

4. E-mail / Contact / telephone

akzente Salzburg

akzente Salzburg

“akzente Salzburg” sees itself as a service facility and as a local contact and helps wherever support, help, further education and information are needed.

Website
http://www.akzente.net

E-mail / Contact / telephone
Tel.: +43(0)662/84 92 91-29
office@akzente.net

Platform EXIT_B Salzburg / Plattform EXIT_B Salzburg

Platform EXIT_B Salzburg / Plattform EXIT_B Salzburg

The institutions of the platform "EXIT B" offer a suitable answer to many questions, advise, inform and show ways for relatives, teachers, friends, siblings, ...

Website
https://www.salzburg.gv.at/gesellschaft_/Documents/broschuere_exit_b-neu.pdf

E-mail / Contact / telephone
0800/20 20 44

Advice Center Extremism /Beratungsstelle Extremismus

Advice Center Extremism /Beratungsstelle Extremismus

The City of Vienna also has a counseling center for members of adolescents with radical Islamist and right-wing extremes. In addition, a free and anonymous hotline was built.

Website
http://www.bmfj.gv.at/ministerin/Aktuelles/Themen/Beratungsstelle-Extremismus.html

E-mail / Contact / telephone
office@beratungsstelleextremismus.at

DERAD - Deradicalisation and prevention association / Deradikalisierung und Prävention, Verein

DERAD - Deradicalisation and prevention association / Deradikalisierung und Prävention, Verein

Intervention talks, supervision, seminars, workshops

Serving in prisons, caring for persons convicted or charged under paragraphs 278b and c

Website
http://www.derad.at/

E-mail / Contact / telephone
deradaustria@gmail.com

 

S.A.V.E. BELGIUM

S.A.V.E. BELGIUM

Society Against Violent Extremism: The creation of a network of prevention and awareness "on the folds" of identity or promotion of early school leavers, social.

Fight against radical thinking by exchanging practices in prevention, awareness and training programs for front performers.

Accompany, listen, advise and provide space for exchange and information for young people, parents and front professionals on issues related to radicalization.

Promote positive aspects of the constitutional and legislative principles of mutual respect in educational institutions or networks of permanent education, joint reflection and discovery courses, various philosophical and religious currents, adapted to all ages and levels. These courses are suitable for all ages and all levels.

Website
http://www.savebelgium.org

E-mail / Contact / telephone
info@savebelgium.org
0032 471 51 27 45

The Atlantic Club of Bulgari

The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria

The Atlantic Club of Bulgaria is a non-governmental, non-partisan organization dedicated to fostering the common values of the Euro-Atlantic community. It co-organized with UNESCO the international conference, entitled “Countering Violent Extremism: New Security Agenda for Education and Culture”, December 16, 2015.

Website:
http://www.atlantic-club.org/home/

E-mail / Contact / telephone: -

Center for the Study of Democracy

Center for the Study of Democracy

Founded in late 1989, the Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD) is an interdisciplinary public policy institute dedicated to the values of democracy and market economy. CSD is a non-partisan, independent organization fostering the reform process in Europe through impact on policy and civil society. SD objectives are:

* to provide an enhanced institutional and policy capacity for a successful European integration process, especially in the area of justice and home affairs

* to promote institutional reform and the practical implementation of democratic values in legal and economic practice

* to monitor public attitudes and serve as a watchdog of the institutional reform process.

Building bridges is the old-fashioned way of bringing together social actors and cementing new alliances. Born as a think-tank, the Center for the Study of Democracy has evolved into policy development through dialogue and partnership. Bringing cutting-edge solutions to transition problems is our way of keeping the middle ground between academia and social practice. The CSD has pioneered in several areas traditionally perceived as the inviolable public property, such as anti-corruption institutional reform, and national security. Our belief is that bringing a new culture of cooperation and trust in a milieu of inherited fragmentation and opacity is equally rewarding as the achievement of concrete social goals. Center for the Study of Democracy analysed the threats associated with different manifestations of radicalisation in Bulgaria (including Islamist, far right and far left radicalisation and football hooliganism) and developed a set of methodologies for monitoring radicalisation risks and trends in extremism. And it participated in projects as Countering Radicalisation in Southeast and Central Europe Through Development of (Counter-) Radicalisation Monitoring Tool (RAD MONITOR)

Website:
http://www.csd.bg

E-mail / Contact / telephone:
csd@online.bg

State Security Service (VSSE)

State Security Service (VSSE)

The main objective of State Security is the collection, analyzing and processing of all intelligence that might prove relevant to the prevention of any activity that might be a threat against the internal or external security of the state, the democratic and constitutional order and international relations, to carry out security inquiries, and to perform tasks in relation to the protection of certain people. The State Security is also one of the main providers of threat intelligence to Belgium's threat analysis fusion centre, the Coordination Unit for Threat Analysis (CUTA/OCAD/OCAM).

Website
http://www.presscenter.org/en/source/belgian-state-security-vsse?setlang=1

E-mail / Contact / telephone
Résidence Palace - International Press Centre,
rue de la Loi 155 C -
1040 Brussels

phone +32 2 235 21 11
fax +32 2 235 21 10

info@presscenter.org

Coordination Unit for Threat Assessment

Coordination Unit for Threat Assessment

The Coordination Unit for Threat Assessment, or CUTA, has been operational since 1 December 2006 (rue de la Loi, 22 à 1000 Brussels). This unit, which replaces the Mixed Anti-Terrorism Group (AtG), draws up specific or strategic evaluations of terrorist and extremist threats in and to Belgium. It largely proceeds on the basis of intelligence obtained from the supporting services, namely:

State Security

The General Intelligence and Security Service

The federal and local police

The Department of Customs and Excise of the FPS Finance

The Department of Federal Immigration of the FPS Interior

The FPS Mobility and Transport

The FPS Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation

The threat assessments are intended for the various political, administrative and judicial authorities that are invested with some responsibility for security. The aforementioned authorities ultimately have to take appropriate measures to ward off any threats detected. The unit is under the joint authority of the Ministers of the Interior and Justice.

Website
http://www.comiteri.be/index.php/en/39-pages-gb/306-what-is-the-coordination-unit-for-threat-assessment

E-mail / Contact / telephone
Rue de la Loi 22 1000 Brussels
T : 02 / 238.56.86
E : srt@ocamocad.fgov.be

 

Kingdom of Belgium /Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation

Kingdom of Belgium /Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation

Belgium adopts and promotes a holistic approach in combating terrorism. Prevention, legal prosecution and rehabilitation are the major components in this respect. Such an approach presupposes a close cooperation and coordination between various actors and policy areas: Coordination Unit for Threat Analysis (OCAD/OCAM), Federal and Local Police, FPS Home Affairs, FPS Justice, public prosecutors’ offices, FPS Foreign Affairs, Financial Intelligence Processing Unit (CFI/CTIF), Ministry of Defence, intelligence services, FPS Finance, Regions and Communities, and Municipalities. They all are committed to common purposes: protect citizens and infrastructures against terrorist attacks; counter radicalisation and violent extremism; dismantle terrorist networks and combat their financing; prosecute, punish and reintegrate into society perpetrators of terrorist offences; provide support to victims of terrorist acts.

A successful approach of terrorism implies in-house coordination as well as thorough international cooperation. The network of Belgian diplomatic and consular missions plays a key role in this respect, by providing relevant information about the ongoing global developments in (combating) terrorism and by monitoring the cooperation with international partners.

Webside
https://diplomatie.belgium.be/en/policy/policy_areas/peace_and_security/terrorism/fight_against_terrorism

E-mail / Contact / telephone
https://diplomatie.belgium.be/en/Contact

 

Counter Extremism Project (CEP)

Counter Extremism Project (CEP)

Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe

Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe

Combatting Radicalisation and Violent Extremism: Prevention mechanisms at local and regional level

Website:

https://alde-cor.eu/radicalisation/

4. E-mail / Contact / telephone

https://alde-cor.eu/contact/