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The General Directorate “Execution of Sentences”, Ministry of Justice, Republic of Bulgaria hosted an international seminar in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. The event took place between 5 and 6 June 2019. The theme of the seminar was “Different Approached to Prevent and Counter Radicalisation and Violent Extremism in Prison and Probation Services – Challenges and Perspectives”. This gathering was initiated within the framework of the TRAin TRAINING Project (Transfer of Educational Approaches in Radicalisation), funded by the Justice Programme of the European Union, and applied in collaboration with the Ministry of Justice of Italy and the Judicial Training Institute of Belgium (IGO).
The focus of the event was aimed at:
The seminar was opened by Mr Rozalin Petkov – Deputy Mayor of Plovdiv Municipality, Bulgaria, Prof Nikolay Prodanov – Deputy Minister of Justice, Republic of Bulgaria, Mrs Carla CIavarella, Director of General Affairs and International Relations, General Training Directorate, Italian Penitentiary Administration, and Chief Commissioner Vasil Miladinov, Director General of the General Directorate “Execution of Sentences”, Ministry of Justice, Republic of Bulgaria. The event was attended by 75 delegates from various countries and institutions.
The speakers of the conference highlighted some important issues:
The International Corrections and Prisons Association was represented by Board Member, Mr Pedro das Neves. He conveyed a speech written by the President of ICPA – Mr Peter van der Sande. Mr das Neves talked about the purpose of ICPA, its aims, vison, mission and values, and how they lay in the principles of preventing and tackling radicalism and violent extremism. Stressing the need for international cooperation he remarked on the involvement of ICPA with the R2Pris, INTEGRA, R4JUST and FAIRNESS Projects – all related to the topic of radicalisation, and appealed for future collaborations to be effective in our fight against violent extremism.
Published on: 01/07/2019