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HELP course on radicalisation Prevention launched in Skopje and Pristina

03/05 February 2021

Location: Online

A group of 50 prison and probation professionals from both North Macedonia and Kosovo got acquainted with the Council of Europe (CoE) HELP course on Radicalisation Prevention, an online learning course, that will help them to increase their knowledge on...

Dynamic security as precondition for proper screening and assessment of...

01-03 December 2020

Location: Online

The 3rd regional session of the working group on screening, risk and needs assessment (RNA) and allocation practices when it comes to violent extremist prisoners (VEPs) and radicalised inmates in the Western Balkans, took place online in the period 1-3...

Rehabilitation Program and Treatment Plan for Violent Extremist Prisoners (VEPs)...

24 November 2020

Location: Belgrade, Serbia

Representatives from the Serbian Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Interior and prison staff, were unanimous at the 4th session of the Working Group in recognising the importance of proper identification and rehabilitation of VEPs and radicalised prisoners. Supported by an...

Rehabilitation Programme for Violent Extremist and Radicalised Prisoners (VEPs) in...

10 November 2020

Location: Online

The working group (WG) on the development of rehabilitation tools and programme for VEPs in Kosovo continued its work towards the finalisation of the methodology for the Rehabilitation Programme for VEPs and its user’s guide. The session took place on...

Inter-institutional cooperation of outmost importance for preparation for release and...

04-06 November 2020

Location: Online

The second session under the regional Working Group (WG) on “Preparation for release and post-penal assistance of VEPs” discussed the needs and strengths of the current practices and the challenges the Beneficiaries in the Western Balkans face. During the WG...

Experts from the Western Balkans region embark on a role...

6-7 October 2020

Location: Online

Local consultants from all 6 Horizontal Facility (HF) Beneficiaries participated at the on-line Training of Trainers (ToT) on HELP methodology under the Radicalisation Prevention course. The ToT was initial preparation of the trainees for their role as future HELP tutors,...

Individual rehabilitation and treatment program in Serbia for violent extremist...

01 October 2020

Location: Belgrade, Serbia

The third session of the Working Group in Serbia was focused on the design of the methodology of an individual rehabilitation and treatment programme for violent extremist prisoners (VEP) in Serbia. The Working Group presented the current situation of rehabilitation...

Assessment tool for Violent extremist Prisoners (VEPs) in Kosovo* developed

8 July 2020

Location: Online

The working group (WG) on the development of rehabilitation tools and programme for violent extremist prisoners (VEPs) in Kosovo continued its work towards the finalisation of the VEP-specific risk and needs assessment (RNA) tool and its user’s guide. The session...

Well trained prison and probation staff are precondition to successful...

6-7 July 2020

Location: Online

The second regional Working Group session on „Capacity building and training of prison and probation staff on addressing radicalisation and violent extremism“ discussed the needs and strengths of the current training and education curricula applied in practice in all 6...

Practices related to rehabilitation of Violent Extremist Prisoners (VEPs) exchanged...

9-10 June 2020

Location: Online

The second regional Working Group on rehabilitation and disengagement from violence of VEPs in the Western Balkans (WB) region took place via an on-line platform on 09-10 June 2020. Mr Gianluca Esposito, Head of the Action against Crime Department of the...

First grant signed under the Regional Action on addressing radicalisation...

20 May 2020

Location: Strasbourg/Pristina

The first grant for the organisition of local inter-agency coordination forums on enhancing the management and rehabilitation of violent extremis prisoners (VEPs) has been signed with regards to Kosovo*. The recipient of the grant, namely the Kosovo Corrections Service (KCS),...

Prison staff in Serbia equipped with the Basic screening tool...

April 2020

Notwithstanding the challenges that COVID 19 outbreak imposed on the everyday professional life of the prison authorities, a Working Group (WG) composed of representatives of Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Internal Affairs, prison management and prison staff in Serbia developed...

First Working Group session on rehabilitation tools for violent extremist...

16 April 2020

The first session of the working group (WG) on the development of rehabilitation tools for violent extremist offenders (VEO) in Kosovo* provided the CoE international consultant with the necessary local input needed for the development of the VEO specific identification...

Serbia received recommendations for effective radicalisation prevention and addressing violent...

29 January 2020

Location: Belgrade, Serbia

More than 30 recommendations referring to enhancement of the Serbian penitentiary capacities in preventing and addressing radicalisation and violent extremism in prisons were voiced at a Round Table on January 29th, 2020 in Belgrade, organised by the Council of Europe...

Discussing post-penal assistance to violent extremist offenders in the Western...

21-22 January 2020

Location: Skopje, North Macedonia

The Council of Europe assists the six Western Balkans Horizontal Beneficiaries, namely Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia, in overcoming the shortcomings and practical deficiencies and building synergies throughout the region related to identification and rehabilitation...

Enhancing training provision in Western Balkans region with regards to...

12-13 December 2019

Location: Tirana, Albania

The Council of Europe assists the six Western Balkans Horizontal Beneficiaries, namely Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia, in overcoming the shortcomings and practical deficiencies and building synergies throughout the region related to identification and rehabilitation...

Regional Working Group (WG) session on screening and risk and...

15-16 October 2019

Location: Podgorica, Montenegro

A total of 18 prison practitioners and representatives from the Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) coordinating bodies from the Western Balkans region exchanged their experiences and views on identification of violent extremist offenders (VEOs), screening practices and application of risk and...

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