Ongoing projects

PREPARE (November 2017 – September 2019)

Lead partner: European Forum for Urban Security (EFUS)

Co-funded by the European Union’s Justice Program

Aim of the project: With the Preventing Radicalisation through Probation and Release (PREPARE) project Efus wants to develop an innovative multi-agency de-radicalisation, disengagement and rehabilitation programme that includes local authorities in the process. First of all, they will identify the needs in the field. This will help them with drawing up fitting recommendations for the local authorities. Efus wants to strengthen their capacities in working with multi-agency prevention of radicalisation projects and bring together European local authorities that are willing to address radicalisation through release and probation.

The Confederation of European Probation is associated partner of the project.

Read more about PREPARE here.

LIAISE 2 (January 2016 – 31 December 2017)

Lead partner: European Forum for Urban Security (EFUS)

Co-funded by the European Union

Aim of the project: The project “Local Institutions Against Violent Extremism II” (LIAISE 2) seeks to strengthen the capacities of local and regional European authorities to prevent and tackle the issue of radicalisation leading to violent extremism.

LIAISE 2 gathers European cities and regions and develops cooperation throughout Europe within a dedicated network. This approach is in line with the alliance of European cities against violent extremism that was initiated jointly by Efus and the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe.

Click here to visit the project page of LIAISE 2.


DERAD (October 2016- December 2018)

Lead Partner: Italian Ministry of Justice, Department of Penitentiary Administration (Office for
Veneto, Friuli Venezia Giulia and Trentino Alto Adige).

Co-funded: European Commission Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers

Aim of the project: DERAD is an European Project that aims to prevent the escalation of radicalisation in the prison environment and help prisoners and probationers who are often exposed to Jihadist recruitment or self radicalization to overcome the different problems and push factors usually exploited by recruiters, aspects that DERAD project aims to approach.

The project´s objectives include: social rehabilitation of these individuals, transfer to their home countries, public-private partnerships, ensuring mutual recognition to court´s decisions at EU level.

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FORINER (January 2016 – 31 December 2017)

Lead partners:

  • VOCVO (Flemish support center for adult education) based in Belgium and also promotor of the project;
  • VUB (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), also a Belgian partner;
  • Educatie Achter Buitenlandse Tralies or EABT (Education Behind Foreign Prison Bars) from the Netherlands;
  • MegaNexus, an ICT company based in the UK

Aim of the project: the FORINER project, which wan launched on the 1st of January 2016, was initiated to provide EU foreign national inmates in EU prisons with access to qualitative, low threshold, certified learning opportunities provided by home institutions but received by the inmate in an EU foreign prison. To this end a structure will be designed and tested which allows education providers to reach out to their national prisoners in other EU countries, at the same quality standard as the home offer. This website will provide you with an update on the progress of the project, along with the contact details of all members involved and locations on where we will be hosting events.

EU funding programme: in July 2015 the FORINER project was selected by the European Commission to be funded through the European programme Erasmus+

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Enhancing Cross-Border Mutual Legal Assistance and Recognition of Decisions in Countering Terrorism and Preventing Radicalisation in Prisons (2014 – 2020)

Lead partner: ERA, Academy for European Law

Partners: Centro de Estudios Jurídicos (CEJ), Spain, Studiecentrum Rechtspleging (SSR), The Netherlands

Associate Partners: European Judicial Training Network (EJTN), European Organisation of Prison and Correctional Services (EuroPris), Confederation of European Probation (CEP), European Forum for Restorative Justice (EFRJ), Ecole National de la Magistrature, France

Co-funded: European Commission Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers

Aim of the project: The main objective of this project proposal is to offer four training events that will promote the understanding and learning of various aspects of countering terrorism and radicalisation, with a particular focus on mutual legal assistance between EU Member States in relation to the spontaneous exchange of information, the mutual recognition of decisions between EU countries in relation to confiscation and freezing orders, as well as the prevention of radicalisation in detention and using alternatives to imprisonment.

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