Multi-institutional cooperation is of great importance when combating radicalisation in prisons as well as as a key precondition for successful reintegration of violent extremis prisoners (VEPs) back into the society therefore the action is singing grant agreements with each Beneficiary for the organisation of local inter-agency coordination forums on enhancing the management and reintegration of VEPs. The responsibility to prevent extremist offending, manage extremist offenders and integrate them successfully into society is not just the responsibility of correctional services, but of various agencies and organisations.

To enhance the knowledge of prison and probation staff on Council of Europe and international standards, as well as ways to combat radicalisation in prisons the European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) Radicalisation Prevention course was adapted to the local circumstances of each beneficiary. Following the adaptation, the course will be launched in each beneficiary with the participation of prison and probation staff.


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...

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....

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...

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