EU-CoE HELP Radicalisation Prevention, Judicial Response to Terrorism and International Cooperation in Criminal Matters (RP-TERR-ICCM)

 

 

This project is implemented in partnership with the Confederation of European Probation (CEP).

 

The main aim is:

  • General: To improve justice cooperation in criminal matters and to contribute to the effective and coherent application of related European instruments.
  • Specific: To enhance implementation and practical application of European instruments on criminal matters through increasing capacities and mutual trust of justice practitioners. Emphasis 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; the functioning of European and other international Treaties/legal instruments on international co-operation in criminal matters.

 

The following results are expected:

  • Reinforced networking, exchanges and mutual trust among EU justice practitioners building-up on the April 2019 DG Justice-Council of Europe High-Level Conference with a focus on European and other international legal instruments, transnational cooperation and conditions of detention.
  • Improved awareness, knowledge and skills of EU criminal justice practitioners (mainly judges, prosecutors, prison and probation staff) on priority criminal matters:
    • reinforcing the prevention of radicalisation, especially in prisons;
    • judicial/justice responses to terrorism;
    • issues related to pre-trial detention. the functioning of European and other international Treaties/legal instruments on International co-operation in criminal matters;
    • raising awareness of case law of the European Court of Human Rights.

 

Target Groups:

  • 120 persons in high-level European Union-Council of Europe conference;
  • 300 justice practitioners (mainly judges, prosecutors, prison & probation staff) from EU member states.

 

Project activities:

  • 1 High level conference in 2020
  • 5 Seminars in 2020-2021
  • 3 Seminars hosted by the Council of Europe HELP Programme:
    • Judicial response to terrorism (with a focus on gathering and use of evidence in counter-terrorism cases);
    • Radicalisation prevention in prison and probation;
    • International cooperation in criminal matters (with a focus on pre-trial detention).
  • 2 Seminars hosted by the CEP.
    • Exit processes and interventions that work;
    • Working with violent extremist offenders in Probation settings.

 

This is a continuation of the European Union-Council of Europe funded project "HELP Radicalisation Prevention".

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45 Probation Officers from the Czech Republic start the HELP course on Radicalisation Prevention

16 June 2021 Czech Republic

On 16 June 2021, the HELP course on Radicalisation Prevention was launched for a group of 45 probation officers in the Czech Republic. The online launch event, organised within the framework of the EU-CoE HELP Radicalisation prevention, Judicial response to terrorism and International cooperation...

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Prison and Probation Professionals in the Western Balkans trained on radicalisation prevention

February-April 2021 Western Balkans

A selected group of 145 prison and probation professionals, coming from all six Western Balkans Beneficiaries[1], are improving their knowledge on addressing radicalisation in prisons and disengaging offenders from violence by undertaking the Council of Europe HELP course on Radicalisation...

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HELP Course on Radicalisation Prevention for Austrian Prison and Probation officers

22 March 2021 Austria

The Council of Europe HELP course on Radicalisation Prevention was launched for a group of 39 prison and probation officers from Austria on 22 March 2021. The event, organised jointly with the Austrian Ministry of Justice, was part of the EU-CoE project HELP Radicalisation Prevention, Judicial...

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