Policy-makers are increasingly interested in how prisons and probation services can be best adapted to prevent radicalisation. In particular, probation is a channel through which convicted individuals can benefit from programmes designed either to strengthen their resilience against extremist influences or support them in the process of disengagement from extremist groups or environments.

Whether focused on disengagement, rehabilitation or resettlement, such programmes require multi-agency coordination in order to maximise the chances for radicalised individuals to reintegrate into society. The PREPARE project was therefore launched by Efus in October 2017 in order to address this need for a local and coordinated approach to prevent radicalisation in release and probation.

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Final event in Berlin, November 2019

The Project

State of the Art articles

Local Activities

The Guidebook

Seminars and final event



PREPARE was funded by the European Union’s Justice Programme (2014-2020).

Local Activities

Local Activities PREPARE conducted nine local activities aimed at building the capacities of local and regional authorities in preventing radicalisation in probation and release and supporting the re-integration of radicalised offenders. They are the result of intense exchange and cooperation … More

The Guidebook

The Guidebook The moment a convicted offender leaves prison is particularly important because this is when they can either successfully reintegrate back into society or on the contrary, be drawn into reoffending. This is true for all types of offenders … More

PREPARE project

Objectives PREPARE’s overall objective was to help prevent radicalisation through disengagement and rehabilitation programmes in release and probation, mainly by encouraging local authorities to build or reinforce local, multi-agency partnerships involving all relevant stakeholders. More specifically, its aims included: establishing … More

Seminars and final event

Seminars and final event The PREPARE project organised meaningful exchanges between the project partners and the expert public across Europe, including 4 coordination meetings, partly organised as seminars, as well as a preliminary expert meeting and a final conference. > … More

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