JP-COOPS-FAIRNESS Final Conference

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27 – 28 October 2021

“Crime – Terror Nexus: legal perspectives from the EU Member States: cases, practices and experiences ”

International partners of the consortiums for the EU JUST projects: “Implementation of the Stockholm Roadmap in Cases of Terrorism and Radicalization” (FARINESS) and the “Judicial and Police Cooperation Preventing Radicalisation Towards Terrorism” (JP-COOPS) are honored to invite you to participate in the final joint online project conference “Crime – Terror Nexus: legal perspectives from the EU Member States” .

The final online conference will take 2 days. Day 1 will discuss both the overall FAIRNESS and JPCOOPS projects, as well as their main deliverable the FAIRNESS EU Toolkit and JP-COOPS Super Toolkit.

These Toolkits are aimed at helping to develop the capacities of national professionals to address issues relating to the rights of persons suspected or accused of crimes associated with terrorism and strengthen the information exchange and cooperation practices between competent national authorities.

Moreover, the Toolkits provide a centralized security solution dashboard for strategic planning, allowing for the presentation and dissemination of new content, as well as greater outreach and contact with potential stakeholders. Day 2 (by invitation only) will include the practical exercise for practitioners where they can simulate and validate the developed tools in the frameworks of JP-COOPS and FAIRNESS.

Day 1. 27.10.2021


Part 1 (09:45 – 13:45)

Moderator: Pedro Liberado, Chief Research Officer and Head of Radicalisation, Violent Extremism and Organised Crime Portfolio at Innovation Prison Systems, Portugal

09:45 – 10:00 Opening remarks. Short introduction of JP-COOPS and FAIRNESS. Prof. Joe Cannataci, University of Malta; and Sergio Bianchi, Agenfor, Italy

10:00 – 10:20 Keynote presentation. Dr. Christiane Höhn, Principal Adviser to the EU Counter-terrorism Coordinator, Council of the European Union

10:20 – 10:40 Fundamental rights and national differences in tackling violent extremism and radicalisation, Dr. Triantafyllos Karatrandos, Security Policies Advisor, Minister’s of State Office, Greece, Member of the Advisory Board of Researchers, RAN- Policy Support

10:40 – 10:50 Q&A session

10:50 – 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 – 11:20 Issues of the ECHR vs organized crime and terrorism in the context fair trial, Romano Gallo, Italy

11:20 – 11:30 Q&A session

11:30 – 11:50 Preventing radicalization in Prisons: The experience of Cyprus Prisons, Athena Demetriou, Senior Prison Officer (Deputy Director), Cyprus

11:50 – 12:00 Q&A session

12:00 – 12:30 Wiretapping and right of defense, Francesco Iacopino and Vittorio Platì, Lawyers, Italy

12:30 –12:50 Addressing fairness in the Risk Assessment of Violent Extremism, Dr. Elaine Pressman, Affiliate Professor, University of Malta

12:50 – 13:00 Q&A session

13:00 – 13:45 Lunch break

Part 2 (13:45 – 16:00)

Moderator: Prof. Joe Cannataci, University of Malta

13:45 – 14:05 Keynote presentation, Restorative Justice/ Initiatives in prisons. Dr. Giordmaina, Senior Lecturer, University of Malta

14:05 – 14:25 Cooperation between police and judges: European experience, Rut Bermejo Casado, Departamento de Derecho Público I y ciencia política, Rey Juan Carlos University Madrid

14:25 – 14:40 Q&A session

14:40 – 15:00 Training on radicalisation and violent extremism in the EU: effective methodologies and good practises from the Polish perspective, Dr. Marzena Kordaczuk Was, Polish Platform for Homeland Security (PPHS), and RAN member.

15:00 – 15:20 JP-COOPS: Putting Training in action, Prof. Joe Cannataci, University of Malta

15:20 – 15: 40 Q&A session

15:40 – 16:00 Closing remarks

Day 2. 28.10.2021


Practical exercise (10:00 – 15:00)

10:00 – 10:15 Welcome Remarks & Introduction, Prof. Joe Cannataci, University of Malta

Moderator: Dr. Christiana Markou, European University Cyprus

10:15 – 10:35 Keynote presentation. Peter Muyshondt, Chief of Police, local police Rupel, Antwerp, Belgium

10:35 – 10:55 Comparative Legal Research: Criminal Procedural Rights in the Context of Counter-Terrorism, Tatyana Novossiolova, Center for Study of Democracy, Bulgaria

10:55 – 11:05 Discussion

11:05 – 11:25 Examples from Belgian practice regarding the Stockholm Roadmap, Nicolas Cohen, Criminal Justice Lawyer, Belgium

11:25 – 11:50 Training session and discussion (led by Nicolas Cohen)

11:50 – 12:00 Coffee break

12:00 – 13:00 Interactive session A – JP-COOPS: Preventing Radicalisation, Prof. Joe Cannataci, Mr Ketan Modh, University of Malta

13:00 – 13:45 Lunch break

13:45 – 14:45 Interactive session B – FAIRNESS. Virtual Reality training equipment as a learning solution in Italy, Sergio Bianchi, Agenfor, Italy

14:45 – 15:00 Concluding remarks, Prof. Joe Cannataci, University of Malta

This event is brought to you by

Title: Judicial and Police Cooperation Preventing Radicalisation Towards Terrorism

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

Grant Agreement No: 807032

Duration: 1.01.2019/30.06.2021

Project Leader: University of Malta


This project was funded by the Justice Programme

Title: Implementation of the Stockholm Roadmap in cases of Terrorism and Radicalization

Funding Scheme: JUST-JACC-AG-2018

Grant Agreement No: 847353

Duration: 1.06.2019/1.11.2021

Project Leader: Agenfor International Foundation


This project was funded by the Justice Programme

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