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Discover all partners involved in the project.

Italy

Coordinator

The Regional Directorate of the Triveneto Prison Administration is a branch of the Department of Penitentiary Administration of the Ministry of Justice, located in the city of Padua (Veneto region).

The penitentiary institutes for which it is competent are:

In the Veneto region:

– Belluno; – Padua; – Padua prison house; – Rovigo; – Treviso; – Venice home district; – Venice female’s; – Verona; – Vicenza.

In the Trentino Alto Adige region:

– Bolzano; – Trento.

In the Friuli Venezia Giulia region:

– Gorizia; – Pordenone; – Tolmezzo; – Trieste; – Udine.

– Conventions, agreements, protocols:

Friuli Venezia Giulia; Trentino Alto Adige; Veneto.

Italy

Partner

The Agenfor International Foundation, born in 2016 as an independent branch from the long established Agenfor Group, its specific sectors of interests are security and human rights. The main office is in Milan (Italy), with branches in Padua (Italy), Lugano (Switzerland), Tripoli (Libya) and al-Qamashly (Syria). Agenfor International’s mission is the balancing of relationships between international agencies, states, nations and individuals within the post-modern societies and to ensure security through a better protection of human rights and socio-political participation with a particular focus on minorities, prisoners and other vulnerable groups. Over the past years Agenfor has lead several EU funded projects operating in the field of prison and probation, minorities, and counter radicalization. Public-Private partnership and multi-agency approaches are a substantial part the organization’s work, hence it is active in the field of counter-radicalization with training courses and research activities addressing the needs of first-line practitioners from the public and private sectors all around Europe. To conclude, it connects communities and local leaders or experts to institutions, with the aim to share experiences, information and best practices.

Spain

Partner

The University of Granada (UGR) is a public university situated in the historical city of Granada, which lies just 35km from the spectacular Sierra Nevada mountain range and 65km from the tropical Mediterranean coast. The University was officially founded by the Emperor Charles V in the year 1531, and built on a centuries-old teaching tradition dating back to the madrasahs of the Nasrid dynasty of Granada. Accordingly, it is one of the most significant universities in Europe in terms of its historical importance.

Since its founding, the UGR has expanded on a par with the city, with its faculties and schools distributed throughout the metropolitan area. Five of the UGR’s seven campuses are spread out across the city of Granada, giving it an unmistakable university atmosphere. Meanwhile, the University’s campuses in the North African cities of Ceuta and Melilla make it one of the few genuinely intercontinental universities in the world. It also maintains strong historical ties with institutions and universities in Latin American, leaving it perfectly placed to fulfil the role of a bridge between Europe and Latin America on the one hand, and between Europe and North Africa on the other.

As well as working constantly to enrich the city culturally, the UGR is fully committed to its policy of recovering, restoring and conserving buildings of historical worth in Granada. “La Madraza” (1349), the “Hospital Real” (the seat of the Rectorate of the UGR) and the Faculties of Law, Translation and Interpreting, and Communication and Documentation are all housed in spectacular buildings of considerable historical significance. Indeed, given its increasingly influential role in the life of Granada over the past 500 years, the University has come to define the city architecturally, culturally and economically.

Approximately 70,000 individuals – students, researchers, lecturers, and administrative and support staff – are directly linked to the UGR, making it the 4th largest university in Spain. This university community has turned Granada, with its 240,000 inhabitants, into a vibrant and cosmopolitan city.

Every year, an additional 8,000 students enrol on complementary courses, language courses, and continuous learning and summer courses, alongside approximately 60,000 students who complete online courses with our University, reflecting the vast scope of the UGR’s influence in the higher education sector.

The UGR is widely recognized internationally for its quality in higher education, teaching, research and outreach. National and international rankings reflect the UGR’s position among the top universities in Spain and among the best in the world.

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Spain

Partner

The Euro-Arab Foundation for Higher Studies is a highly specialised institution that works within the fields of cooperation, training and research.

The Foundation was entrusted with promoting cultural, scientific and economic relations between Europe and the Arab World throughout the spreading of scientific and humanistic knowledge produced in universities and other centres for scientific research or artistic creation, either national or international, in order to contribute to the reinforcement of the dialogue between Arab and European States.

For that purpose, the Foundation focuses on the promotion of studies and research as well as platforms and forums of discussion and debate. By means of collaboration agreements, the Foundation maintains relations with educational, cultural, research and economic institutions in order to strengthen ties among countries in Europe and in the Arab World.

FUNDEA operates, in all its areas, fully aware that the principle of mutual respect is the one leading to a change of vision if attitudes are to change. In a world shaken by the sudden radicalisation of conflicts there is a need to put away both irresponsible relativism and advocacy for uniformity. Democracy will necessarily bear the imprint of the cultures in which it has developed.

Violence is the enemy of dialogue, but also vague words and empty speeches can damage dialogue. Actors in dialogue need contacts, movement, meetings, projects, networks and money. FUNDEA’s team makes all possible efforts to make a difference in each of the activities and proposals that we work on.

Bulgaria

Partner

Founded in late 1989, the Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD) 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 works at the forefront of developing effective methods, tools, and approaches for tackling complex issues such as corruption, trans-border organised crime, and radicalisation, including violent extremism and terrorism. The primary focus of CSD’s analytical activities is on the identification of cross-cutting elements between disparate phenomena for the purpose of devising comprehensive policies and strategies underpinned by multi-stakeholder engagement and an unequivocal commitment to the values of good governance, justice, and social inclusion. Ongoing work with relevance to countering radicalisation and violent extremism includes analysis of migration processes and the risk of radicalisation in prisons. Particular attention is given to the need for strengthening inter-agency cooperation in the area of law enforcement and criminal justice and for promoting tolerance and battling racial discrimination and xenophobia at a grassroots level.

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Czech Republic

Partner

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 whole University. The department is divided into research groups focusing on the areas of:

  • ITC Information and telecommunication system security and safety, with special emphasize on cybersecurity and big data processing methods. All activities are more dedicated to the low level processes and interfaces to the high level applications;
  • Wireless sensor networks, with broad deployment possibilities, covering transportation, environment and security areas, designed and developed for upcoming Internet of Things standards;
  • Vehicles and infrastructure system security and safety, dedicated to the study of interaction of all systems in the vehicle including driver behavior, emphasizing novel, socio-technological approach to the intelligent and automated transportation systems;
  • Critical infrastructure security and safety, that covers risk management and risk engineering, protection of critical infrastructure, disaster management and critical activities scenarios;
  • Social studies group, which is oriented to the social impact of emerging security threats, especially in cyberspace;
  • Special project laboratory supporting the work of respective groups with development of specific electronic and mechanical devices for experimental work while having its own research plan especially in the area of sensors and sensing elements.

Greece

Partner

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, KEMEA was appointed by Presidential Decree No39 (06.05.2011), 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”. KEMEA is 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. KEMEA represented the Hellenic Government to the European Research and Innovation Forum (ESRIF) of the European Commission (EC) and is a Member to the Board of Directors of the European Organization for Security (EOS). KEMEA is also successfully participating in many funded Projects by the EC and the European Space Agency (ESA). In order to fulfill its mission, KEMEA:

  • Implements research projects and studies on homeland security relating to the Ministry of Public Order and Citizen Protection and its associated agencies as well as other foreign organisations;
  • Designs and carries out research projects as a representative of the Ministry of Public Order and Citizen Protection’s subordinate organisations, on behalf of or in co-operation with respective EU, other state or international organisations according to the relevant rules and procedures;
  • Develops collaborations on a national and international level with organisations and agencies, research and education centers and foundations, social, academic and productive Bodies, public and private, as well as NGOs;
  • Studies criminality as a phenomenon along with its qualitative and quantitative trends in Greece as well as its geographic distribution. Additionally, KEMEA examines methods and practices which can help in the implementation of effective anti-crime policies;
  • Makes suggestions on the harmonisation of preventive and anti-crime measures with established constitutional principles, personal and civil rights, lawfulness and the respect of the value of individuals;
  • Monitors and studies the technological advancements of security systems and evaluates breakthroughs achieved;
  • Makes suggestions on the exploitation of the know-how it possesses;
  • Supports cross-border collaborations procedures.
  • Organises and conducts conventions, publishes research and general findings of scientific interest, conducts educational seminars, provides certified training on subjects pertaining to security and also designs and conducts certified studies on such subjects;
  • Performs various activities that pertain to the accomplishment of its goals;
  • Is a Certification body regarding procedures, studies, security plans, of various authorities and entities of the Public and Private Sector.

France

Partner

Founded in 1229, the University earned a great reputation in the 16th century hosting prestigious humanist thinkers such as Rabelais, Michel Servet, Etienne Dolet, Michel de l’Hospital and Montaigne.

In 1808, the institution became an imperial University and consisted of the Faculties of Catholic and Protestant Theology, the Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Law, of Sciences, and a School of Medicine.

It was in March 2014 that the Board of Directors voted for the historical Mirail University to change its name to University of Toulouse Jean Jaures. This new name embodies the values of the University that are humanism, commitment and a sense of sharing in that Jean Jaures was a political figure but at the same time known as an academic rooted within his region. The University of Toulouse Jean Jaures, Mirail campus, has experienced an entire transformation which has led to a spectacular campus with brand new facilities.

Malta

Partner

The University of Malta traces its origins to the founding of the Collegium Melitense which was set up through direct papal intervention on 12 November 1592. It is today the highest educational institution in Malta, publicly funded and comprises 14 faculties attracting students from over 80 countries. The Department of Information Policy & Governance is part of the Faculty of Media & Knowledge Sciences (MaKs). Department of Information Policy and Governance (IPG) Over the past ten years IPG has led international efforts to formalise the theoretical underpinnings and applied-side methodologies of the emerging discipline today recognized as security science. This has included devising and coordinating SEC collaborative research projects including the EU FP7 SMART project on smart surveillance as well as co-establishing the first European Joint PhD in Security Science through Networked Technologies, Information Policy and Law (ESSENTIAL). The Department of Information Policy and Governance (IPG) grew from the Law & IT Research Unit (LITRU) established in 1988. It originally focussed on legal implications and applications of information technology but has since widened its interests to include most facets of the flow of information within society and the resultant impact on security and the distribution of power in society together with Internet Governance and evidence-based, information-related policy making within developed states as well as in emerging economies and indigenous societies.

Cyprus

Partner

The Centre for Risk and Decision Sciences (CERIDES) provides a holistic offer to the academic and business world. The Centre is based on the offering of educational (taught), research and consulting solutions. The Centre has emerged from the synergies that have been identified between the Centre for Risk, Safety and the Environment (CERISE) and the Decision Support and Systems Optimization (DSSO) Laboratory and operates under the auspices of European University Cyprus. It is the first cross-disciplinary, cross-School Center of Excellence of European University Cyprus.
The areas of focus of the Centre of Excellence revolves around the development, use and evaluation of primarily quantitative and to a lesser degree qualitative methods in order to measure, assess, manage and communicate risk, and to analyze, design and implement decision-making mechanisms and systems.

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