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:
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Contact person in Latvia: Anna Markina,
University of Tartu, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Law.
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.
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.
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Estonian Police And Border Guard Board – (POLITSEI - JA PIIRIVALVEAMET)
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.
Project lead partner:
Institute of Baltic Studies