Migration and Home Affairs

Prison and Probation Working Group (RAN P&P)


The Prison and Probation working group brings together practitioners from the prison and probation sector such as prison staff, governors, psychiatrists, chaplains, probation staff, etc.

The Working Group focuses on supporting these practitioners, who have a role in preventing radicalisation. The group will exchange ideas, best practices, contacts and insights to formulate recommendations for policy making.


RAN Policy and Practice: The challenge of resocialisation


After RAN activities and Working Group meetings, an ex-post paper highlights lessons learned, insights and follow-up initiatives.

RAN Policy & Practice Dealing with violent extremis and terrorist offenders, Paris December 2018

RAN Policy and Practice Dealing with radicalised individuals during and after imprisonment, Vienna 06 November 2018 (also available in French


RAN P&P meeting on 'Prisons as a breeding ground for radicalisation', Budapest 25-26 October 2018

RAN POL and RAN P&P Triple P: Coordination and collaboration between police, prison and probation services in dealing with violent extremist and terrorist offenders, Prague 20-21 September 2018

RAN P&P Developing, implementing and using risk assessment for violent extremist and terrorist offenders, Brussels 09-10 July 2018 (also available in French and German)

RAN Study visit Juvenile and young violent extremist offenders - Prison study visit, Wiesbaden and Frankfurt, 07-08 June 2018 (also available in French and German)

RAN P&P The role of family and social networks in the rehabilitation of (violent) extremist and terrorist offenders, Utrecht 06-07 March 2018 (also available in French and German)

RAN P&P Right-wing extremism on the rise? Prague 12-13 December 2017

RAN EXIT and P&P The role of religion in exit programmes and religious counselling in prison and probation settings, Madrid 10-11 October 2017 (also available in: French | German | Albanian | Macedonian | Serbian.)

RAN P&P and Confederation of European Probation, Dublin 22-23 May 2017

RAN P&P Approaches to violent extremist offenders and countering radicalisation in prisons and probation (also available in: French | German | Albanian | Macedonian | Slovenian | Serbian.)

RAN P&P Plenary meeting of the RAN Prison and Probation Working Group, Riga 14-15 December 2016

RAN P&P Study visit of the RAN Prison and Probation Working Group, Venice and Padua 26-27 October 2016

RAN P&P Exit programmes and interventions in prison and probation, Berlin, 14-15 June 2016

RAN P&P Multiagency cooperation around radicalised offenders, Stockholm 24-25 February 2016

RAN P&P Visit Penitentiary Institute, Vught 26 November 2015


Working Group leaders:

  • Finn Grav, Norway
  • Torben Adams, Germany

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