The HOPE project – “Holistic Radicalisation Prevention Initiative” – is developing a network for continuous training and knowledge sharing in the Balkan, Southern and Eastern European countries.
HOPE aims to improve the transition from prison or probation to the community for those at risk of radicalisation or who have already been radicalised.
▪ Prison and probation services
▪ Community organisations
▪ Criminal Justice training providers
▪ Research centres
The HOPE project is funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Regional Cooperation.
HOPE is implemented by multiple European research organisations, academics, prison and probation services and NGOs. The project is being implemented in Portugal, Spain Norway, Slovenia, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Romania.
The project is expected to engage more than 200 participants, from prison and probation staff, community organisations’ staff, policy and decision-makers, academics, and researchers to local, regional, governmental actors.
Promoting discussions on radicalisation
and violent extremism
Visit the resources page to get an overview of the project’s expected results. We will showcase the intellectual outputs throughout the project implementation and make them available for public access and download.
Applicable documentation includes state of the art analysis on violent extremism and radicalisation in the prison and probation settings, international legal instruments, recommendations and conventions, guidelines, reports and articles.
Please drop us a message if you would like to:
▪ Contribute to the HOPE project;
▪ Know more about what we are doing;
▪ Talk to a partner organisation;
▪ Participate as part of the HOPE network.
One of the main goals of the project network is to develop a b-Learning training programme targeting prison, probation and community organisations’ staff.
The training will contribute to improving the skills of judicial, prison, and probation staff on how to identify and prevent the phenomena of radicalisation and violent extremism that can lead to terrorism. It will also train professionals in risk and vulnerability assessment and in developing exit strategies specifically tailored to the contextual factors of the Balkan, Southern and Eastern Europe region.
The online course will be the result of concerted transnational cooperation between the academia, the private sector, research organisations, correctional sector representatives (including prison and probation administrations), judicial professionals and other practitioners.
The training programme will be piloted in Slovenia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania.
The newsroom is where you can find recent updates about the HOPE project. We use it to:
▪ Describe any work we’re doing or thinking about;
▪ Outline new practice or theory in a particular area;
▪ Share new ideas and stories;
▪ Highlight specific knowledge and findings;
▪ Announce project meetings and agendas.
Several project events are to be held worldwide to engage relevant international stakeholders. Visit this section to find out details about:
▪ International conferences;
▪ Transnational thematic workshops;
▪ High-level seminars;
▪ Transnational policy forums;
▪ National dissemination workshops.
The materials of the events carried out during the project’s lifespan will be added to our media gallery.
Find out videos, photos, or even captures from our project meetings and online activities. Even though we are prepared to report all the virtual events, we are looking forward to updating this gallery with pictures of in-person events.
The project “HOPE – HOlistic radicalisation Prevention initiativE” is funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Regional Cooperation.