On Thursday 9th December 2021 CEP organizes a second seminar in the Framework of the HELP project (Radicalisation Prevention, Judicial Response to Terrorism & International Cooperation in Criminal Matters’ (HELP RP-TERR-ICCM)The event will take place in the Center for Legal Studies and Specialized Training in Barcelona.


Seminar topics and agenda

Ms. Luisa Ravagnani from the University of Brescia (Italy) will speak about the (near) future release of violent extremist offenders from prison and their reintegration into society.

Professor Ioan Durnescu from the University of Bucharest (Romania) will address the topic of creating a (work) relationship with “hard to reach” violent offenders, and Mr. Robert Örell, co-chair of the EU RAN rehabiliation working group will present on evaluation and recidivism.

In the afternoon there will be small group sessions where participants will be able to actively discuss and share experiences.

The draft agenda of the seminar can be downloaded here.


HELP project on Radicalisation Prevention

Since the beginning of 2020 CEP is partner in the so-called HELP project, led by the Council of Europe. The European Union (EU) and the Council of Europe (CoE) often work together in the area of criminal matters. Considering the global nature of the cross-border crime, an effective response to such a challenge, while respecting human rights and allowing citizens to live in an area of freedom, security and justice, requires intense international cooperation. In this regard, it is essential to improve the coordination of investigations and prosecutions and the cooperation between the competent authorities in the Member States, particularly by facilitating the execution of international mutual legal assistance requests and the implementation of extradition requests.

The project’s main objective is to improve justice cooperation in criminal matters and to contribute to the effective and coherent application of related European instruments through increasing capacities and mutual trust of justice practitioners. The emphasis is on transnational cooperation and the following priorities: mutual recognition of instruments; judicial responses to terrorism, notably on reinforcing the prevention of radicalisation, especially in prisons; issues related to pre-trial detention, in particular raising awareness of case law of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR); the functioning of European and other international Treaties/legal instruments on international co-operation in criminal matters.


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