Radicalisation and Violent Extremism – Disengagement, prevention, monitoring
In line with the growing international concern related to radicalisation and violent extremism and preceding the High-Level Ministerial Conference on radicalisation taking place in Brussels, the Criminal Justice Platform Europe (CJPE) organised a one-day conference entitled “RADICALISATION AND VIOLENT EXTREMISM – Disengagement, prevention, monitoring” at the Centre for Legal Studies and Specialized Training in Catalonia on Wednesday, 14 October 2015. In the three plenary sessions experts, policy-makers and practitioners from different EU countries reflected on the concept of radicalisation, exchanged national policies implemented to prevent further radicalisation processes within prison settings or probation and shared successful programmes facilitating disengagement strategies for radicalised people. The participants and speakers had the chance to discuss some of the issues raised during the plenaries sessions in more detail in two parallel workshop sessions. Participants and speakers engaged in very lively debates, sharing further details of experiences and practices in the different contexts. Before closing the event with the presentation of Mr Marc Ceron, President of CEP, the round table provided an additional space for dialogue, bringing in new ideas which had emerged during the event and stimulating participants’ further reflection.