Multi-Ideological Radicalisation Assessment towards Disengagement

About MIRAD project

MIRAD’s main goal is to foster expanded collaboration in the field of disengagement and reintegration programmes between governmental bodies and trustworthy community organisations and the implementation of risk assessment tools, addressing the necessity to develop and apply ideology-specific risk assessment tools, attentive to relevant gender dimensions of appropriate interventions.

Our objectives

The MIRAD project aims to enhance the efficiency of radicalisation disengagement and reintegration programmes, whilst in parallel raising awareness and promoting the joint implementation of risk assessment tools (i.e., the IRS).

To attract, engage and collaborate with the key stakeholders of prison and probation service staff and NGOs professionals, MIRAD works towards 5 primary objectives

To construct and pilot a methodological evaluation approach (and associated instrument) for ensuring the trustworthiness and capability of NGO's as non-institutional partners involved in disengagement and reintegration programme
To design and validate ideology-specific add-on sheets to the IRS, adequately adapted to the right-wing and Islamist extremism phenomena, so to enhance the assessment of inmates' risk of radicalisation, from individual vulnerabilities to a more advanced and deepened involvement with radical groups
To build upon and complement previously developed capacity-building interventions on the use of risk-assessment instrument (i.e., the IRS tool), rolling-out training and learning on exit strategies for prison, probation and non-governmental professionals
To provide innovative training offers in the field of radicalisation assessment, harnessing the benefits of by technological advances
To design and promote the adoption cross-sectoral and interinstitutional collaboration models and protocols, drawing the different professional categories' attention to the central relevance of interinstitutional collaboration for the efficiency of the disengagement programmes

MIRAD promises
5 key impacts

Expanded collaboration in the field of disengagement and reintegration programmes amongst governmental bodies and non-institutional organisations.
Enhanced proficiency in the application and management of specific and tailor-made radicalisation screening and risk assessment tools, according to the ideology in question, among prison and probation staff and NGOs working closely with the prison and probation services.
Promotion of high-quality training and learning opportunities for these stakeholder groups - maximising the results of radicalisation disengagement and reintegration programmes.
Deepened capacity of prison, probation and NGO staff to handle radicalised/violent extremist individuals, or those at risk.
Improved awareness of key sectoral decision-makers regarding the vital transition programmes for violent extremism & violent extremist and terrorist offenders (VETOs), through cooperative relations amongst prison and probation admins, judicial practitioners and NGOs.
This project is co-funded by the European Commission’s Internal Security Fund – Police (ISFP) (GA no. 101035878)