Selected prison staff from the three largest penitentiary institutions in North Macedonia enhanced their knowledge on addressing radicalisation in prisons by attending cascade training session from 1 to 3 December 2021.
In total 45 prison police officers and rehabilitation specialists coming from prison Skopje, prison Idrizovo and prison Shtip benefitted from the participation. The training focused on the application of the existing screening and risk and needs assessment tools, along with the role of the prison staff in identifying signs of radicalism.
The participants upgraded their skills and profited from the exchanges of experiences and discussions on specific case studies, highlighting the importance of sharing information through the multi-treatment teams. It is expected that these training sessions improve the established internal reporting lines within the penitentiary institutions and with the relevant external stakeholders.
This activity was organised under the Action “Enhancing the capacities of the penitentiary system and the external oversight mechanism in North Macedonia”, co-funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe within the “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022" and implemented by the Council of Europe.