IPS to lead the “Balkan and Southern and Eastern European learning hub” on radicalisation

IPS Innovative Prison Systems will lead the “HOPE – HOlistic radicalisation Prevention initiativE” consortia, supported by the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Regional Cooperation under its Justice and Home Affairs priority.

Running till the end of 2022, “HOPE” creates a European learning hub on Radicalisation, a network that supports continuous training and knowledge sharing in the Balkan, Southern and Eastern European countries. The Hope network will involve regional training, academic and research organisations, as well as prison and probation systems to intervene on radicalisation prevention and disengagement; but also to improve the transition process between prison and/or probation systems and the community for those at risk of radicalisation or who have been radicalised.

HOPE is promoted by the Lisbon-based IPS_Innovative Prison Systems (Portugal) and involves as partners the Association for Policy Evaluation (Bulgaria), the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights (Serbia), the Ministry of Justice Probation Administration (Slovenia), the General Directorate Execution of Sentences (Bulgaria), Agenfor International (Italy), the National Administration of Prisons, Jilava Bucharest Prison (Romania), the FUNDEA Euro Arabian Foundation of Higher Studies (Spain) and KRUS, the University College of Norwegian Correctional Service (Norway).


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