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On January 30th and 31th, Mr. Filippo Musca, Deputy Director of The Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice, attended the Kick-off Meeting of the project  “Transfer Radicalisation Approaches in Training” (TRAin TRAINING) in Rome.

The project is funded by the European Commission and the Institute is part of a consortium led by the Italian Ministry of Justice. The TRAin TRAINING project is aimed at enhancing knowledge on the phenomenon of radicalization in prison and probation (PP), and at providing professionals with skills to interpret and promptly identify signs of violent radicalization.

Moreover, it will train on the risk assessment protocol that will be developed within the previous project “Raising Awareness and Staff Mobility on violent RADicalisation in Prison and Probation services (RASMORAD); on the implementation of an efficient system of information exchange and on the adoption of adequate rehabilitation programs and prompt de-radicalisation practices. The project will target more than 2800 practitioners (PP, judges, police officers, healthcare staff, teachers, chaplains, etc.) and more than 800 policy-makers/stakeholders.

The working sessions opened with the presentation of the project and its aims by Counsellor Riccardo Turrini Vita, Project Leader, Director General for Training and Director of the Scuola Superiore dell’esecuzione  Penale.  The Opening Conference of the TRAin TRAINING Project was also attended by Mrs. Sonia Amelio, UNICRI Fellow; Mr. Ranieri Razzante, Professor of anti-money laundering legislation at the University of Bologna and President of AIRA (Italian Association of anti-money laundering); Professor Ernesto Savona, Transcrime, Catholic University of Milan; Professor Stefano Allievi and Mr. Khaled  Rhazzali, University of Padua;  and Professor Michele Bernardini, Universty “L’Orientale”, Naples.

The project’s great importance is stressed by Mr. Musca who believes it will provide new crucial tools for the prevention of radicalization processes in prison and probation settings, with a specific focus on the realities of young people.

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