J-S.A.F.E Project supports judges and prosecutors to pronounce informed decision sentencings on cases of radicalization at all stages of the procedures through the use of the most appropriate risk assessment tools. It also supports prison and probation staff in theexecution 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.



This Work Package contributes to produce the modules of the technical platform and consists in 8 tasks based upon field researches, comparative laws and data mining. It will: 1. Collect empirical data on inmates and probationers under radar observation (pre and post trial, with specific attention to the phenomenon of Foreign Terrorist Fighters) in the partner countries, their level of classification in relation to the existing Triage systems (or comparable methods); 2. Map, compare and comment the existing and evolving national legislations on radicalisation, hate crimes and foreign fighters/foreign terrorist fighters at MS level; map and match the related existing programmes in use for probation and alternative measures and compare it with the EU and International agendas/directives, also identifying the national bodies responsible for radical observations and the tools adopted within the National MoJs; 3. Harmonize glossary, literacy and languages in relation to treatment programs for radicals and their applicability framed within national legislations; 4. Describe and compare different tools available for Risk Assessment in relation to the MS and EU Laws with the final objective of establishing comparable risk scales and methodologies for the design of harmonized individual rehabilitation plans among different MSs and grant coherence with the EU Prison Regulations; 5. Design a methodology to produce a Community Impact Assessment Tool. A pilot Information Sharing Agreement will be part of the CIA Tools; 6. Produce a self-checklist for ombudsman, judges, NGOs and MoJ inspection offices on the self-assessment of the prison systems in relation to the CoE Guidelines on Radicalisation; 7-Design a methodology in form of performance audit to ex post measure and classify the efficacy and performances of the practicesidentified in the catalogues produced by RAN, GCTF and Hedaya with the capacity to extract transferable procedures, indicators and methodologies; 8.Design and produce a technical platform containing a dashboard, a navigable repository, all technical modules and the 3 technical matrix for equivalence of risk assessment tools and scales, C.I.A. and Performance Audit.


Define Guidelines, Handbooks and Recommendations for political stakeholders and ministerial central staff engaged in counter-radicalisation. Manage the assessment tools implemented to carry out effective tests to validate the outputs, transferable deliverables and define clear outcomes framed within the most appropriate national contexts. This Work Package will include the following activities: 3.1 Identify relevant stakeholders and key representative of Evaluation Panels. 3.2 Draft Terms of Reference (ToR) to engage experts. 3.3 Draft Road Map to carry out the assessments in 9 different EU prisons with different level of security. 3.4,5 and 6 Organize 3 Evaluation Panels in Italy, Germany and Spain. 3.7 Elaborate documentation related to panels. Data collected and preliminary analysis. Confrontation with Institutional stakeholders at MS and EU levels for their comments and integrations 3.8: Design Harmonized Guidelines for Judges for sentencing decisions concerning individual risocialisation/ rehabilitation plans for inmates under observation for radical behaviours, in prison and/or probation 3.9: Develop an Handbook for Front Line Prison and Probation Practitioners containing multidisciplinary and multiagency methodologies at National level to design and execute individual rehabilitation programs for differentiated vulnerable targets of inmates under observation for radical behaviours or crimes and design a strategy for their management while respecting the EU legal provisions and recommendations including FDs. 3.10: Develop an Handbook for Prison Police and Security providing a methodology to safely and securely transfer nonforensic information and non-judiciary data stemming from the selected Risk Assessment Tools to the whole ‘prison pipeline’, while respecting the EU principles on Prison Rules, Data Protection and CoE Guidelines on Radicalisation 3.11: Develop Policy Recommendations for policy makers and high level staff of the MoJ and MoJ containing 10 promising, good and best practices for the re-socialisation of different groups on inmates under observation for radical behaviours (pre-post trial) and/or convicted for terror-related crimes, hate crimes and Foreign Terrorist Fighters.


Establish an European Consortium to test the results of the researches in real judiciary and prison environments, by applying the methods, equivalence scales and assessment tools designed in WS1. It will also design a specific profile of ‘Legal Expert of the Court for Radicalisation Assessments’ and train a group of 52 national trainers coming from 26 MS. The 52 trainers will be selected among specialized prison staff, lawyers and practitioners, members of the CEP, CEPOL, RAN and EJTN networks. This Work Package includes the following activities: 4.1: Design statutes to define in details the group methodology of working and the mandate. 4.2: Position paper on the group activities and operation methodology elaborated. 4.3: Identify members that want to operate under the mandate of the European Resource Centre;

4.4: Elaboration of Training Material and population of the e-campus 4.5: Identify participants and trainers through a ToR. The list will contain 52 experts coming from 26 Member States and experts will be selected in cooperation with RAN CoE, CEP and EJTN. 4.6: Organize 1 ToT in Bulgaria: 18 experts from: Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia+2 project coordinators from Italy 4.7: Organize 1 ToT in Germany: 18 expertsfrom:Spain, Germany,Sweden, The Netherland, Belgium, Ireland, Austria, Czech Republic + 2 project coordinators from Italy 4.8: Organize 1 ToT in Italy. 16 experts from: Italy, Greece, Malta, Cyprus, Slovenia, Croatia, Finland, France, Portugal + 2 project coordinators from Italy 4.9: Complete the records for classes delivered and constitution of the EU Resource Centre.



Ministry of Justice (Italy)

The Provveditorato Regionale is a peripheral organ of leadership of the Ministry of Justice. It’s competent in matters of personnel and its training, organization of services and institutions, detainees, relations with local authorities, the Regions and the national health service. The Provveditorato performs these tasks at the local level according to the plans, guidelines and directives laid out by the Central Department of Penitentiary Administration based in Rome and in order to ensure the uniformity of the actions run within Italian prisons. Investigation and Security are also important fields of action. The Office for Triveneto is Lead Partner and Consortium Partner of several European projects.

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Agenfor International Foundation (Italy)

Agenfor International, created in 2016 as an independent branch from the long stablished Agenfor Group, is the International member of non-for profit network Agenfor Group, specialized in participative security. Main office is in Milano (Italy), with branches in Padova, Lugano (Switzerland), Tripoli (Libya) and al-Qamashly (Syria). Specific sectors of interests are security and human rights.

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Center for Security Studies (Greece)

The Center for Security Studies (KEMEA) has been established by the Law 3387/2005 as the Hellenic Ministry’s of Public Order and Citizen Protection think tank on security policies. KEMEA is supervised by the Minister of Public Order and Citizen Protection and it is a scientific, consulting and research agency, whose purpose is to conduct theoretical and applied research and to perform studies, particularly at the strategic level, on security policies. 

In 2011 the Presidential Decree No. 39 (06.05.2011) appointed KEMEA as the “National Contact Point” for the protection of European Critical infrastructures (ECIs) – “ECIP contact point” – following the implementation of the 2008/114/EC Directive of the European Council of December 8th 2008 “regarding the definition and designation of the European Critical infrastructures and the assessment of the need to improve the protection of such infrastructures”.

Hence it is also authorized to provide professional certification through examinations (in cooperation with the National Organization for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance-EOPPEP no 3200/09−02/2012) to Private Security personnel.

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Elcano (Spain)

The Elcano Royal Institute (RIE) is a think-tank for international and strategic studies that analyses world events and trends from a Spanish, European and global perspective. Its aim is to make its research available to policy-makers, academics, business leaders, the media and society in general. Its activities – including frequent working groups, seminars and conferences – and outputs are designed to be of use to decision-makers, both public and private, while also helping to provide rigorous and consistent information to public opinion. 

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Centre for the Study of Democracy (Bulgaria)

CSD has 29 years of experience in the field and it is an interdisciplinary public policy institute dedicated to the values of democracy and market economy. CSD is a non-partisan, independent organization fostering the reform process in Europe through impact on policy and civil society. CSD has pioneered in several areas traditionally perceived as the inviolable public property, such as anti-corruption institutional reform, and national security. Our belief is that bringing a new culture of cooperation and trust in a milieu of inherited fragmentation and opacity is equally rewarding as the achievement of concrete social goals.

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University of Applied Sciences for Public Administration and Legal Affairs in Bavaria (Germany)

University of Applied Sciences for Public Administration and Legal Affairs in Bavaria (BAY-FHVR) is the key institution for educating future higher ranked police officers in Bavaria. First of all, its aim is to train the students for the career of the professional and executive level of the Police Enforcement Service. BayFHVR has strong ties with the police practice in all parts of policing and is also member in certain research projects on several aspects of policing.

It holds strong links and collaboration with the Ministry of the Interior and the police stations in Bavaria to keep upgrade their competences and serve the needs of the members of the police officers and the citizens. At European level, BayFHVR supported the police academy in Bulgaria within an Erasmus project, a partnership with the Police Academy in Bucharest (Romania) and a partnership with the Police Academy in Prague (Czech Republic).

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Czech Technical University (Czech Republic)

The Czech Technical University (C-VUT), established in 1707 by Rescript of the Emperor Joseph I, is the oldest technical university in Central Europe. The Faculty of Transportation Sciences is the youngest one. Faculty covers all necessary know-how to challenge new trends in intelligent, sustainable and safe/secure transport for the future. The Department of Security Technologies and Engineering is one of the departments of the Faculty of Transportation Sciences, conducting education and research in the respective domains throughout the whole University.

The decision to establish the department with such cross cutting activities just at the Faculty of Transportation Sciences was based on the common character of the Faculty covering system view on large systems and territories.

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PATRIR (Romania)

PATRIR is committed to a world in which conflicts are transformed constructively, through peaceful means – in which individuals, communities, countries and local, national, regional and international organisations and actors are empowered to address conflicts effectively, and work together to do so. To transform the way the world deals with conflicts, working from the local to the global levels – in partnership with communities, countries, and national and international organisations – to make peacebuilding and the constructive transformation of conflicts the basis for sustainable peace. Objectives: Advancing global peacebuilding capacity; Enhancing national peacebuilding capacity and commitment, including linking with international experiences, lessons learned and best practices; Cultivating an infrastructure for peace globally, at the state and local levels; Fostering effective synergy and cooperation in peace practice.

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