- Project name: EUTEx
- Title: “Developing a European framework for disengagement and reintegration of extremist offenders and radicalised individuals in prison, including returning foreign terrorist fighters and their families – EUTEx”
- Agreement no.: HOME/2019/ISFP/PR/RADX/0075
- Duration: January 2022- June 2023 (18 months)
The European Commission’s DG Home – Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs- has awarded the project “Developing a European framework for disengagement and reintegration of extremist offenders and radicalised individuals in prison, including returning foreign terrorist fighters and their families – EUTEx” (project ID: 101035851). The maximum total grant amounts to EUR 749.358,45.
Preventing terror attacks depends on the successful disengagement and reintegration of terrorists and extremist offenders, including foreign fighters and their families, as recent events have shown. This can only be achieved through a multi-agency and multi-disciplinary framework with evidence-based, effective practices, cooperation among stakeholders, a solid risk assessment and continuity of care from day one. EUTEx establishes such a framework by building on European knowledge, skills and products and taking them further by summoning the best expertise in relevant fields, through innovative methods and rolling them out Europe-wide. EUTEx collects and evaluates best practices, creates a training course and modules (including specific approaches for women, children and communities), creates a risk assessment tool, implements and evaluates trainings including on-the job aspects. Collaboration among stakeholders, transition management and the gender dimension are transversal priorities. The short- and medium-term impact is a notable increase in quality and professionalism, an increased understanding and more effective use of knowledge, skills and tools in this area, a higher preparedness and considerably improved cooperation among stakeholders. EUTEx focuses on specialised professionals (short-term beneficiaries), prison and probation psychologists and social workers in charge of risk assessment and reintegration plans, but also on other professionals involved in the multi-agency approach (mid-term beneficiaries): exit workers, police officers, members of the local administration, policy makers and researchers. In the long term, EU citizens benefit from this professionalisation as terrorists, extremist and radicalised offenders reintegrate successfully back into society and thus refrain from engaging in violence. EUTEx, therefore, makes an important contribution to a decrease in terrorist and extremist violence and to an increase of security in Europe.
More information: EUTEx Website.
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