April 10, 2024

HOPE Regional Talks: Sharing Knowledge and Strengthening Cooperation in the Balkans

Proving a platform for sharing knowledge, discussing effective strategies, and exploring potential collaborations among different stakeholders, , the "HOPE Regional Talks" marked a notable step forward in the region's ongoing action against violent extremism.
January 3, 2024

International conference unveils comprehensive strategies to tackle radicalisation in the criminal justice system and beyond

In a remarkable event in Lisbon, more than 50 experts and decision-makers gathered to discuss radicalisation prevention, foster collaboration and share insights to develop tailored solutions in the scope of preventing and countering violent extremism.
July 1, 2023

Developing digital skills in Criminal Justice

Digital skills in a digital criminal justice world With the steady, ongoing, and swift advance of technological development and its aggregation into society and all spheres of human coexistence, we are faced with an increasingly digital reality. This results in technologies finding greater application in various domains, thus becoming a central core of society’s daily lifestyle (Dolgopolov, Ivanov, Lauta, & Yacobi, 2022), and the increasing importance of being prepared to use them (i.e., digital skills). […]
April 27, 2023

Empowering Criminal Justice Professionals: The Train-the-Trainer Initiative for Skills Sharing and Capacity Building

In the criminal justice field, it is crucial that professionals receive adequate and high-quality training in order to perform their jobs effectively and efficiently. However, training opportunities in this context have inherent difficulties, such as the challenges of bringing in an outside trainer or the need for professionals to travel from their workplace to receive training. Moreover, criminal justice professionals have demanding jobs with time-sensitive tasks, making it challenging for them to find time during […]
March 1, 2023

The impact of the pandemic on psychosocial health: Cyberspace as a setting for radicalisation and extremism

Recent research has conceded that the crisis scenario arising from the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic led to what has been termed a ‘perfect storm’ from which sprang conditions for fostering the development and proliferation of radicalisation (Bartusevičius et al., 2021). The global outbreak of the COVID-19 virus is thought to have forced the terrorist and radicalisation phenomenon to adapt to the rapid and profoundly disruptive changes in society and people’s daily lives (Ivanov, 2022). […]
January 31, 2023

Interborder and inter-agency cooperation to solve common problems: The need to tailor best practices in the P/CVE field

The HOPE project recognises how security challenges are common problems for which a joint integrated action is required. Hence, and considering the need to develop cross-border and cross-sectoral cooperation, the HOPE project has cemented a Network dedicated to cooperation and information-sharing efforts.
October 31, 2022

Training as a paramount feature in P/CVE initiatives

Preventing and countering radicalisation leading to violent extremism has been identified as a European and global priority, especially in the face of growing and ever-changing security challenges.
August 30, 2022

Civil society and youth work as a tool for holistic P/CVE efforts in the Western Balkans

Radicalisation is recognised as a dynamic, non-linear process, growing more complex as higher numbers of youth are being drawn into extremism via fast radicalisation processes, which undeniably benefits from the impact of the online space. Such has been apparent throughout Europe. However, it has been a greater concern for some South-eastern European countries, particularly the Western Balkans.
July 6, 2022

A holistic understanding of the Slovenian Justice context

HOPE network members gathered in Ljubljana, Slovenia, to discuss the country’s particular challenges with radicalisation and violent extremism, including youth radicalisation and Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTFs) transit.
June 28, 2022

Bulgaria’s radicalisation and extremism state-of-play

A transnational event brought together P/CVE experts and practitioners from nine countries to share insights on the Bulgarian radicalisation challenges and solutions.
June 27, 2022

A direct line between researchers and practitioners: Sharing best practices on radicalised youth rehabilitation

In response to the proliferation of terrorist attacks as an extremist ideological protest tool, the international concern and efforts to prevent and counter radicalisation increased substantially over the last couple of decades.
June 14, 2022
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Raising international awareness of Holistic Radicalisation Prevention

HOPE project is promoting its model of radicalisation prevention and the initiative’s European expert network next to high-level stakeholders.
June 1, 2022

Extremist landscape in Serbia: Implications for the country’s criminal justice

Over forty experts and practitioners in the field of P/CVE from twelve countries gathered to discuss Serbia's radicalisation challenges, including inter-ethnic tensions and political polarisation.
May 31, 2022

Successful rehabilitation of extremists highly depends on multi-agency cooperation

Fifty experts and professionals in preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) gathered to explore and debate the critical role of multi-agency cooperation in achieving successful rehabilitative outcomes.
May 5, 2022

Solidifying the Balkan, Southern and Eastern European learning hub on radicalisation

The first international in-person conference of the HOPE project included key stakeholders from the Council of Europe, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, General Directorates of Prison and Probation, civil society/community representatives, and academic researchers.
May 4, 2022

HOPE Radicalisation Network: an open online hub for P/CVE experts and practitioners

Taking this opportunity to be a part of a transnational training and knowledge-sharing hub symbolises a step toward a united European stance and strategy against radicalisation and violent extremism.
April 7, 2022
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A virtual hub for P/CVE training and knowledge sharing

The HOPE Radicalisation Network provides a space full of relevant resources for professionals to prevent and counter violent extremism and tools to promote intersectoral collaboration.
March 2, 2022

Far-right extremism in the Balkan region: Trends and implications for criminal justice

If we are to mitigate radicalisation effectively, we need to understand the phenomena in depth. HOPE's 3rd TTW discussed the intricacies of Far-right radicalisation.
December 13, 2021

Presenting HOPE on the road to inclusivity

Project HOPE - Holistic Radicalisation Prevention Initiative held its 2nd Transnational Thematic Workshop on the 9th of December 2021, in the scope of EEA and Norway Grants Regional Funds Week.
November 23, 2021
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Balkans: The role of criminal justice in P/CVE in focus at transnational workshop

With 70 participants from 12 European countries, the first Transnational Thematic Workshop (TTW) explored and debated the criminal justice system practitioner role in preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) and radicalisation in the Balkan region.
September 28, 2021
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HOPE project committed to building a European learning hub on radicalisation

The HOPE project is creating a network around the phenomenon of radicalisation and violent extremism. This network will support continuous training and knowledge sharing in the Balkans, Southern and Eastern European countries.
July 6, 2021
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HOPE State of the Art Analysis: an essential report on the complex phenomenon of Radicalisation

Radicalisation and violent extremism were extensively contextualised as part of the HOPE project development, resulting in the State of the Art Analysis, a report that is underway in the scope of the project’s Output 1. The most important highlights of this report were published by the HOPE project consortium.
May 14, 2021

HOPE project featured in the first edition of the Regional Cooperation Magazine

Launched in April of 2021, the first edition of the Regional Cooperation Magazine features the relevance of the European strategic partnership enabling the HOPE project — currently being implemented in the ‘Justice and Home Affairs’ priority sector of the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Regional Cooperation. The online publication highlights HOPE’s primary objective of creating a European learning hub to support radicalisation prevention.

The project “HOPE – HOlistic radicalisation Prevention initiativE” is funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Regional Cooperation.