Radicalization: Programs and intervention strategies (Group and Tutored)

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An overview of leading programs and strategies for deradicalization and disengagement

Estimated duration: 3h per week, for 2 weeks

This course requires a pre-registration.
It refers to the management of expert tutoring and group activities.


This specialized course module provides an overview of the approaches for deradicalization and disengagement. Based on good practice principles, the leading programs and strategies described in this course aim to tackle the problem of radicalization.

Who should attend? 

• Prison governors
• Prison administration professionals
• Prison service trainers and change facilitators
• Probation staff
• NGOs

Training modality
• Blended learning: autonomous e-learning sessions and live online sessions with a trainer

• Working in a prison service
• This collaborative training course requires a minimum of 10 participants per class

• Certificate of completion

Course duration
Total: 4h30
• e-Learning: 2h
• Self-study: 1h
• Live sessions with a trainer: 1h30

Course brochure

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Who you’ll learn from

Pedro das Neves
Chief Executive Officer @IPS
Pedro das Neves is CEO of IPS Innovative Prison Systems and ICJS Innovative Criminal Justice Systems Inc., Board Director of ICPA and the BSAFE Law Enforcement – Justice and Public Safety Lab, founder and editor of JUSTICE TRENDS magazine. Pedro holds a Sociology degree and an M.A. and is one of the authors of the RRAP Radicalization Risk Assessment in Prisons toolset.


Pedro Liberado
Chief Research Officer @IPS
Pedro Liberado is Chief Research Officer at IPS Innovative Prison Systems and coordinator of the Radicalisation, Extremism and Organized Crime portfolio. Pedro holds a Sociology degree and MSc in Criminology. He is doing postgraduate studies in Strategic and Security Studies and is a PhD candidate at the University of Granada.


Vítor Costa
Researcher @UBI
Vítor Costa holds a PhD in Psychology and is a professor at the University of Beira Interior and researcher at the BSAFE Law Enforcement, Justice and Public Safety Lab. Vítor is one of the authors of the RRAP Radicalisation Risk Assessment in Prisons toolset.


The content of this course has been developed and piloted in Belgium, France, Germany, Portugal and The Netherlands, under the WayOutproject, co-funded by the European Commission under the Internal Security Fund – Police programme. The course content is free to access (except any modules with restricted access due to certification requirements). The price associated with this course refers to expert tutoring and learning management system fees.