Deadline: 15 November 2016
The European Commission is seeking proposals for its “Action Grants” to support national or transnational projects regarding the criminal justice response to prevent radicalisation leading to terrorism and violent extremism.
- De-radicalisation/disengagement/rehabilitation programmes in prisons: Projects should be tailor-made to prevent violent radicalisation and terrorist recruitment.
- developing risk assessment tools and tools to detect early signs of radicalisation among detainees, and strengthening information sharing between prison administrations and the various actors in the criminal justice chain
- involvement and training of religious representatives in prisons, social workers and counsellors
- enabling a secure prison environment to operate effective rehabilitation and reintegration programmes to avoid any risks of radicalisation or recruitment to terrorist groups, with due attention to the level of respect and interactions between prison staff and detainees
- preparation of release, and programmes during probation or post-release, to promote reintegration of individuals at risk of radicalisation or willing to disengage
- development of a multi-agency approach for the efficient implementation and follow-up of de-radicalisation/disengagement/rehabilitation programmes
- evaluation of de-radicalisation/disengagement/rehabilitation programmes in prisons (new or existing)
- Risk assessment tools for the judiciary: The Council Conclusions call on Member States to consider alternative or additional measures to prevent, as far as possible, radicalisation and terrorist recruitment in prisons.
- Putting developed risk assessment tools (new or existing) in practical use, preferably in a multi-disciplinary and holistic way, including, where appropriate, sharing of relevant information between law enforcement, security services and prosecution and, where applicable, with local authorities and social workers; this could be done by setting up multi-disciplinary bodies or working methods or otherwise ensuring that the follow-up of the cases is done in an integrated way.
- Evaluation of risk assessment tools (new or existing) and their practical use.
- Training of professionals (in particular prison management and staff, probation officers, prosecutors, judiciary, prison chaplains/imams, counsellors) involved in dealing with radicalised violent extremists or those at risk of becoming radicalised, in a sustained and multi-disciplinary way.
This call will cover the following activities:
- analytical activities, such as data collection, surveys, research activities, evaluations etc
- mutual learning, identifying and exchange of best practices, development of working methods which may be transferable to other participating countries
- exchange and provision of information and development of information tools
- training activities
- capacity building for professionals
- facilitating cooperation between competent authorities and agencies, legal practitioners and/or service providers (including multi-disciplinary networks at international, national, regional or local levels)
- dissemination and awareness raising activities
- The applicants and partners must be public entities or private organisations or international organisations. Organisations which are profit-oriented must submit applications in partnership with public entities or private non-profit-oriented organisations.
- The EU grant applied for cannot be lower than EUR 75 000.
- The project must not have started prior to the date of submission of the grant application.
- The duration of the projects should not exceed 24 months.
- The Member States (MS) of the European Union (EU), including their overseas departments, except for the United Kingdom and Denmark are eligible to submit proposals.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online via given website.
Eligible Countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden.
For more information, please visit Action Grant.