Judicial and Police Cooperation Preventing Radicalization Towards Terrorism

 

What is the project about?

The JP-COOPS project tackles existing gaps in counter-radicalisation policies and practices through a cross-border cooperation of training providers which strengthen and institutionalize training courses on judicial and police cooperation within a public-private framework, considering up-scalability and principle of conferral. The project will expand the existing networks through exchange of information, training contents, and best practices on countering radicalization and terrorism through the rule of the law by designing and delivering a Toolkit of the Toolkits. 
The projects integrates by capitalising from ongoing projects, innovate the segment of the training on radicalisation through an extensive use of jurisdictionalistion procedures based upon the integration of different European legal instruments as basis for future policies and practices.
The project will explore the opportunities offered from recent EU legislation to deescalate tensions and de-potentiate grievances leading to recruitment and terrorism in different social environments. Promote a “Knowledge Partnership” between EJTN, CEPOL, universities, judicial and police schools and Ministries as stated in one of the flagships of the Europe 2020 Strategy. We contribute to the cooperation between CEPOL and the E-Justice Portal as part of a better coordinated effort between LEAs and Judiciary in CVE. Integrate the training activities of the partners countries with the e-Justice Portal as reference tool in the context of judicial training, in line with the provision 2.3 of the EU Security Agenda 2015 and give formal recognition to the acquired training credits through academic bodies (UFC-System) extended to the European Law Institute.

 

What is the role of the IPoS?

In the R4JUST project the IPoS provides together with the partners a descriptive analytical study of the theoretical and practical developments in the area of radicalisation prevention and deradicalisation/disengagement strategies within the criminal justice field. IPoS also supports the consortium to scale-up the range of countries using the R2PRIS RRAP Toolset by establishing a series of training programmes for all staff within a prison to respond appropriately to potentially vulnerable individuals at risk of radicalisation. Within this task the IPoS will co-create a skills-enhancement training programme and a radicalisation risks and needs assessment questionnaire for probation staff as well as a guiding training programme for judges and prosecutors plus a train the trainers in each country. 

The IPoS develops within the R4JUST project a blended learning training course based and focused on the success factors of Exit Programmes and will pilot the course supported by the partners in prison, probation and sentencing context in order to fine-tune the course on a feedback collection. 

Within the multi-level and cross-sector pollination actions the IPoS conducts two awareness-raising seminars in Germany and supports the project consortium in hosting national roundtables and running a transnational conference with relevant stakeholders from different EU countries. 

 

OBJECTIVES 

1. Address gaps in JHA cross-border cooperation through the expansion and coordination of existing training networks.

2. Design new innovative legal training contents.

3. Deliver up-scalable and modular Toolkit of the Toolkit to accommodate national differences to counter radicalization while enhancing Fundamental Rights.

 

TYPE OF PEOPLE BENEFITING FROM THE PROJECT:

  • 113 Judge, court, investigative judge, public prosecutors, juvenile judges and prosecutors, and, to a lesser extent, lawyers (for this last target group the training focus will be the Stockholm Roadmap);

  • 500 Prison staff and surveillance judges/courts, mostly on Framework Decisions FD909/829/947 and investigative activities in prison delegated by prosecutor offices (Directive 2104/41/EU);

  • 1000 practitioners including judges, prosecutors, lawyers and prison directors will receive the Handbook electronically or in print version.

 

EXPECTED RESULTS

- Increased capacity of national authorities to address issues related to judicial cooperation in cases of radicalisation;
 
- Align the EU acquis and relevant case-law of the CJEU/ECtHR with EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and other international instruments;
 
- Reinforcement of the existing network of contact points of Judicial training providers 

 

THE CONSORTIUM

  • UNIVERSITY OF MALTA (Malta) - Coordinator;
  • EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY CYPRUS  
  • AGENFOR (Italy)
  • Center for the Study of Democracy (CDS) 
  • Department of Security Technologies and Engineering
  • HfÖV/IPoS (Germany)
  • Institut for European Studies (Belgium)
  • Observatory on Good Governance (Spain)

 

 

 

Find more information about the project: www.jpcoopsproject.eu

 

 

 

Funding Scheme: JUST-JTRA-EJTR-AG-2017

Grant Agreement No: 807032

Duration: 43 month, Start: 01.01.2019

 

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Contact

Institute of Police and Security Research – IPoS
Doventorscontrescarpe 172 C
28195 Bremen
Germany

 

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