Way Out

Integrated Exit Programme for Prison and Probation

The Way Out project – Integrated Exit Programme for Prison and Probation – is fundamentally aimed at building a common framework to evaluate exit programmes along with the development of an innovative and integrated programme based on proven effectiveness approaches. Ultimately the project will improve and facilitate the implementation of exit Programmes across the Criminal Justice system, namely in prison and probation settings. Hence, this project responds to one of the European Union’s security concerns: the problem of radicalisation leading to violent extremism.

TODAY: Live stream discussion on “The Role of Gender in Exit Programmes”

A Pan-European discussion round on gender-relevant aspects of exit work

Moderator: Ariane Wolf (Violence Prevention Network)

with:
- Dr. Katherine Brown (University of Birmingham, UK)
- Dr. Joana Cook (Leiden University, Netherlands)
- Myassa Kraitt (Social-Cultural Anthropologist, Austria)
- Karen Winther (Filmmaker, Norway)
- Fabian Wichmann (Exit, Germany)

Although women play diverse and complex roles in extremist groups, they did not gain much attention from security actors and researchers as of recent years. Given the fact that dozens of deradicalisation and exit programmes have been implemented over the past decade with only a small fraction of them considering gender-relevant aspects in a meaningful way, the goal of the event is to start a dialogue between researchers and practitioners in this field. We want to discuss the need for gender-sensitive programming and bring together different perspectives on what it takes to get there.

This interactive discussion round between experts and first-line practitioners working in the areas of exit or deradicalisation takes place as part of the EU-funded Way Out project.

Live stream starting at 4pm (CET)

Clicke here to stream live

Objectives

  • To provide a detailed account of the current state of the art in deradicalisation research and other relevant disciplines related to desistance and rehabilitation;
  • To develop a common framework to systematically evaluate exit programmes;
  • To create an integrated programme based on approaches with proven effectiveness;
  • To develop a training course on exit strategies to practitioners;
  • To raise awareness among law enforcement officials about the benefits of implementing such programmes.

 

Expected outcomes

  • An improved and facilitated implementation of exit Programmes that are based on approaches with proven effectiveness;
  • An increased awareness and understanding by the criminal justice professionals (judiciary, prisons, probation, and community organisations) about Exit programmes;
  • An improved knowledge about the efficacy of exit programmes and of what works’;
  • A more capable prison staff to deal with inmates at risk of radicalisation or who are already radicalised;
  • The lessons learned from the project will feed into the European debate and inform policymakers, obtaining the confidence of judges, prosecutors and all those responsible for adopting these strategies, as well as the community at large.

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Upcoming live stream discussion: November 3rd, 16:00 – 17:30 (CET)

"The Role of Gender in Exit Programmes"

A Pan-European discussion round on gender-relevant aspects of exit work

Although women play diverse and complex roles in extremist groups, they did not gain much attention from security actors and researchers as of recent years. Given the fact that dozens of deradicalisation and exit programmes have been implemented over the past decade with only a small fraction of them considering gender-relevant aspects in a meaningful way, the goal of the event is to start a dialogue between researchers and practitioners in this field. We want to discuss the need for gender-sensitive programming and bring together different perspectives on what it takes to get there.

Live stream: November 3rd at 16-17:30 (CET), available here

Moderator: Ariane Wolf (Violence Prevention Network)

with:

  • Dr. Katherine Brown (University of Birmingham, UK)
  • Dr. Joana Cook (Leiden University, Netherlands)
  • Myassa Kraitt (Social-Cultural Anthropologist, Austria)
  • Karen Winther (Filmmaker, Norway)

Please follow the live stream of the event from fairmedia TV Studio. A link will be published here on November 3rd. This interactive discussion round between experts and first-line practitioners working in the areas of exit or deradicalisation takes place as part of the EU-funded Way Out project.

Contact

Violence Prevention Network gGmbH
Alt-Reinickendorf 25
13407 Berlin

+49 30 407 55 122
The project "Way Out" is funded by the European Commission (DG Migration, Home Affairs, Security Funds).
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