Nine educational organisations across Europe have joined their experience against hate to develop tolerance and prevent violent radicalisations. We want to share ideas, strategies and tools for teachers, trainers and educators.
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Radicalization Prevention in Prisons (R2PRIS) Project seeks to reduce radicalization and extremism inside prisons by enhancing the competences of frontline staff (correctional officers, educational staff and psychologists, social workers) to identify, report and interpret signals of radicalization and respond appropriately. The R2PRIS is represented by 6 European countries, but the promoter of the project was BSAFE LAB law enforcement, justice and public safety research and technology transfer lab Beira Interior University of Portugal.
The main objectives are:
1) Create awareness on the broad picture of terrorism, the mind set and narratives used by understanding why prisons are a breeding ground for radicalization.
2) Develop the tools and instruments for prison administration and line-level staff to recognize signs of radicalization at an early stage within their specific facility.
3) Provide common, consistent and effective instruments to help staff report their observations to the appropriate intelligence staff.
4) Provide model procedures for intelligence staff to vet the data they receive from prison staff and to appropriately interpret it.
5) Establish a series of training programs and tools for all staff within a prison to respond appropriately to potential vulnerable individuals at risk of radicalization.
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Nuno Garcia - http://www.di.ubi.pt/~ngarcia/
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.
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The government has implemented in recent years, a program of actions that aims to reduce the incidence of violent radicalization processes, especially terrorist, in the Portuguese population:
1) "Future in Security" program - with the universities, to involve the community of these establishments in the prevention of terrorism, in the detection of risk behaviours and in the identification of signs of radicalization.
2) Legislative measures should be adopted to remove or block content on the Internet that supports terrorism, including the dissemination of images of attacks and victims. The site query itself should be penalized (except for research and academic purposes). Downloading a manual to manufacture an explosive should be criminalized, for example.
3) Reinforcing, by all means, the sharing of information between authorities in each country, between countries and between them and European coordination agencies, is a top priority. From the moment there is a "suspect" until the conviction.
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