Judicial and Police Cooperation Preventing Radicalization Towards Terrorism
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Module 1: Radicalization as relational phenomena and radicalization in prison
To understand the complexity of radical phenomena through a multi-disciplinary approach at EU-level.
To develop advanced and specialized competencies and abilities for LEAs, judges, prosecutors, Intel Agencies. Lawyers and vetted NGOs working in CT/CVE to identify different types of information within radical mechanisms, classify and transmit it within the procedural justice framework at MS and EU levels as part of the counter-radicalization measures.
Module 2: Legal Aspects of Preventive Procedures and Agency Attributions - Data Management Plan
To differentiate procedures, their applicability and agency attributions.
Module 3: Digital Forensics
To develop basic competences to identify illegitimate mobile device within prisons and access data in line with the national practices and legislations.
Module 4: Early Intervention and Awareness at Local Level
To sensibilise first-line practitioners at the local level on the phenomenon of radicalization.
Module 5: Violent radicalization, a restorative approach
To develop knowledge on the new models of exist strategies applied in several EU countries in case of radicalisation, with a specific focus on the transition from the prison to the external life.
Become a Trainer
Register! You will be granted access to the HERMES platform and will receive information on how to participate in the ToT Course.
HERMES - E-learning Platform for First Line Practitioners
The training catalog will be hosted in the HERMES Learning Platform. A learning platform is an integrated set of interactive online services that provides the trainers and trainees with information, tools and resources to support and enhance educational delivery and management.
The HERMES Platform is a comprehensive system enabling secure, web-based training and e-learning solution that employs a simple and intuitive user interface.
The Hermes Platform includes different tools:
- Content Management:
This tool enables the delivery of electronic learning content; it enables the trainers and trainees to create, store and repurpose resources and coursework which can be accessed online. The HERMES platform is based on Moodle.
Moodle is a free and open-source learning management system (LMS) written in PHP and distributed under the General Public License with customizable management features.
- Curriculum mapping and planning:
It provides tools and storage to support assessment for learning, customization, lesson planning etc.
The various tools integrated into the Learning System facilitate communication by means of email, messaging, discussion forums, bulletin boards and blogs.
This includes systems and tools that support the management of the teaching and learning process by tracking the progress of the users with assessment tests. Besides, administration of the entire online classroom setup, the platform allows trainers to monitor logins and management information concerning each trainee.
While HERMES was developed under the project DERAD and TRAINING AID, the following projects decided to take advantage of this platform for their courses: J-SAFE, MINDb4ACT, JP-COOPS.
Are you interested in organizing a training in your country with the support of JPCOOPS?
JPCOOPS will give you the opportunity to replicate the training in 1-day face-to-face course in your own country. The training material, translated in your own language, will be hosted in the HERMES platform where you will be listed as trainer.
J-SAFE is a project co-funded by the DG Justice of the European Commission that supports judges and prosecutors in pronouncing informed decision sentencing on cases of radicalization throughout all stages of the procedure, through the use of the most appropriate risk assessment tools. It also supports prison and probation staff in the execution of sentences through a coherent set of programmes and an integrated flow of information, parallel to the European Criminal Records Information System, among multilevel and multiagency stakeholders. Visit jsafeproject.eu for more information on this project. Project Leader: Italian Ministry of Justice
This project has received fundings from the Justice Programme
MINDb4ACT is a project co-funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme that will contribute to shaping an international community of security experts and first-line professionals in order to meet the challenges and vulnerabilities of a globalised European and international society. Through the Living Lab framework, MINDb4ACT will collectively reassess individual, local, national, and multi-national approaches towards the comprehension, identification and prevention of violent radicalisation. Visit mindb4act.eu for more information on this project. Project Leader: Elcano, Spain
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme
JPCOOPS is a project co-funded by the DG Justice of the European Commission, that tackles existing gaps in counter-radicalization policies and practices through cross-border cooperation of training providers. This helps strengthen and institutionalize training courses on judicial and police cooperation within a public-private framework, considering up-scalability and the principle of conferral. Visit jpcoopsproject.eu for more information on this project. Project Leader: University of Malta
This project has received fundings from the Justice Programme
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a ToT?
A Training of Trainers (ToT) was originally planned to be a 4-day face-to-face training course. Due to the COVID-19 emergency, we decided to organize the full catalog online. The purpose will be to give the participants all the tools and knowledge they need in order to replicate the course in their own country or with any audience they want. The HERMES platform will host the material.
Can I Participate?
Yes if you are a practitioner with a professional background of minimum three years’ in prison and probation management as juvenile and adult prison guards, intelligence officers and related staff active in prison environments, probation officers, both for juveniles and adults, prison educators, judges, prosecutors, NGOs and local welfare services specialized in rehabilitation and alternative measures to prisons, prison and court experts (psychologists, criminologists, Middle-East experts, cultural mediators, etc.)
Is the ToT for You?
Yes, if you want:
- To develop an in-depth knowledge of the complexity of radical phenomena through a multi-disciplinary approach at the EU-level.
- To develop advanced and specialized competencies and abilities to identify different types of information within radical mechanisms, classify and transmit it within the procedural justice framework at MS and EU levels as part of the counter-radicalization measures.
- To develop knowledge on the new models of existing strategies applied in several EU countries in the case of radicalization, with a specific focus on the transition from prison to the external life.
What should I expect if I register?
- You will be asked to sign a consent form because we want to be transparent on how we manage your data.
- You will be given access to the HERMES platform.
- You will be able to choose only the modules that are relevant to you.
- You will find video lessons and exercises that you can do from home but not only! Live webinars will be organized with your trainers.
For how long will I have access to the training material?
For as long as the HERMES platform will be online, and we plan to extend it in the next years! The platform has been online since 2017 with constant improvements and is currently used by the number of European projects for their training activities.
What can the ToT do for you?
- You will be part of an exclusive European network of trainers.
- You will be able to organize courses in your country in the framework of the JP-COOPS project. This means that the project will cover the cost of your course!
Will you plan some additional days "in real life" for this online ToT?
Yes! We are planning some activities to allow at least a portion of our students to try the Virtual Reality section that we prepared for them. Unfortunately, we can’t be more specific than this considering that it’s impossible know when the Covid-19 emergency will end, but this option is in our plan.
Can you give us an estimate of the amount of time the course requires including webminars and working on the materials?
This really depends on the students. The material will be available online for long time and the webinars will be recorded in order for students to be able to have them available on the platform. Each module will take approximately 3 or 4 hours including the video lesson and the exercises. Each webinar will be approximately 2 hours. Students can decide how many modules to follow. Module n.3 Is restricted only to LEAs. The online solution gives to the students a lot of flexibility when it comes to time.