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The PRALT project on youth radicalisation prevention holds a national seminar in Spain

Tuesday 12th of June 2018
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On the 6th of June the national seminar for Spain of the project ‘PRALT – The prevention of juvenile radicalisation: Promoting the use of alternatives to detention through judicial training’, took place in the city of Murcia, organised by the project´s Spanish partner Fundación Diagrama.

The ‘PRALT’ project studies the issue of youth radicalisation prevention and how to tackle this phenomenon within and outside of the justice system. It promotes the sharing of knowledge and good practices among professionals from judicial and other concerned fields from various Member States of the European Union.

The Spanish national seminar’s fundamental objective was to present the main findings of the work carried out by all the project partners, with special emphasis on the training manual that has been produced. In addition, it offered a space for professionals from different fields to meet and reflect on the theme of youth radicalisation.

The day, which brought together around fifty experts, began with the presentation of the project by Miriam Pérez, the director of Family and Social Policies of the Department of Family and Equal Opportunities of the Region of Murcia, and Rafael Pérez Cuadrado, the director of Fundación Diagrama.

Following this came a talk about the psychosocial factors involved in youth radicalisation, given by Humberto Manuel Trujillo, professor of the University of Granada.

After this, there was a panel discussion about the juridical consequences of youth radicalisation, which saw the participation of Antonio Fernández, professor of the department of Criminal Law at the Jaume I University of Castellón, and of Juan José Periago, associate professor of the same department and a lawyer at the ‘Pi Gros’ juvenile detention centre, which is under the authority of the Department of Equality and Inclusive Policies of the Generalitat Valenciana and is managed by Fundación Diagrama.

Next there was a panel discussion on youth radicalisation detection and prevention, which saw the participation of Beatriz Gutiérrez, professor of Criminology and International Relations at the European University of Madrid, and of David Garriga, president of the Comunidad de Inteligencia y Seguridad Global (CISEG), criminologist and expert in jihadist terrorism.

The seminar’s last session was devoted to the training manual produced by the project, presented by Natalia García, from the International Juvenile Justice Observatory. The manual is about youth radicalisation and the responses of the juvenile justice system and the different organisms involved in tackling this phenomenon.


Co-Funded by the Justice Programme of the European Union

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