TRAin TRAINING project

(Transfer Radicalization Approaches in Training)


Dealing with radicalization: approach and exchange of best practices in Belgium

This seminar is organized by the Judicial Training Institute (Belgium) in cooperation with the ‘Ministero della Giustizia – Dipartimento dell’amministrazione penitenziaria’ (Italy), the Ministry of Justice – General Directorate Execution of Sentences (Bulgaria), the ‘Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore’ – Milan (Italy), the ‘Università degli Studi di Padova’ (Italy), the ‘Università degli Studi di Napoli L’Orientale’ (Italy), the Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights (Italy), the ‘Scuola Superiore della Magistratura’ (Italy), the Polizia di Stato (Italy) and with financial support from the European Union’s Justice Programme (2014-2020).


Target audience

 Practitioners in charge of prevention and combating radicalization (members of the judiciary (judges and prosecutors), prison and probation staff, police officers, healthcare staff, )


 To provide  or  update  essential  knowledge  about  international  and  EU  legislation  and  the instruments available to prevent and combat radicalization;

  • To exchange experiences and good practices in seeking to prevent and combat radicalization;
  • To identify problems and to find tentative solutions;
  • To provide  practical  information  about  deployment  of  the  latest   legal  instruments  for cooperation in the context of combating radicalization;
  • To engage in reflection on the pattern of development of radicalization and on criminal offence policy on this


Thursday 28 March 2019 (09.00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.)


 Judicial Training Institute (Institut de Formation Judiciaire / Instituut voor Gerechtelijke Opleiding) Avenue Louise 54 (meeting rooms Bonnie & Clyde – 1st floor)

1050 Brussels


 The working language of the seminar is English, with simultaneous interpretation to French. The number of participants is limited to 90.

The participants will receive appropriate documentation on the subject.


Mr. Thomas CORNADO – Training secretary – Phone: +32.2.518.49.68 –



 Chair:            Mrs. Ester NATUS, federal magistrate (Belgium)


8:45               Arrival – Registration of participants

9:00               Opening of the seminar – Welcoming speech

Mr.  Raf  VAN  RANSBEECK,  director  of  the  Judicial  Training  Institute  (IGO-IFJ Belgium)

9:15               The Jihadist Threat in Europe and in Belgium: an updated scenario

speaker:  Mr.  Luc  VAN  DER  TAELEN,  1st   superintendent  at  the  Federal  Judicial  Police (DJSOC/Terro), chief of the CoPPRa project (Belgium)

10:00            Process and indicators of radicalization

speaker: Mrs.   Delphine   VERHEYDE,   Rasmorad   project   consultant   at   the   Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights (Italy)

10:45             Coffee break

11:05             The approach of the phenomenon of radicalization in Belgium:

  • Legislation
  • Action plans and their implementation
  • EU and international sources

speaker: Mr. Paul VAN TIGCHELT, senior public prosecutor, director of the Coordination Unit for Threat Assessment (OCAD/OCAM/CUTA) (Belgium)

11:50              Avoiding stereotypes

speaker: Mr. Michele BERNARDINI, professor at the Naples University “L’Orientale” (Italy)

12:30             Lunch

13:30             Dynamic risk and resource analysis related to violent extremism

speaker: Mr.  Jonathan  PEROMET,  deputy  director  of  the  Brussels  house  of  justice (Belgium)

13:50             State of the art of the methodology applied regarding the approach of radicalization at the level of

the Flemish Community:

Mr. Redouan SAFDI, Islam consultant at the Hasselt prison (Belgium)

14:15              Prevention/intervention of violent radicalisation in practice

speaker:  Mrs. Anissa AKHANDAF, Program leader PVE/CVE City of Antwerp (Belgium) 15:00 Coffee break

15:20             Exchanging of experiences and discussion of cases:

  • experiences of two members of prison staff:
    Mrs. Elisabetta CIAMBRIELLO, chief commissioner, prison commander of Rossano, and Mrs. Laura MILLER, coordinator commissioner at the Penitentiary Administration Regional Office of Florence (Italy)
  • experience of an investigation judge:
    Mr. Davy JORDENS, investigating judge, Limburg Court of First Instance (Belgium)
  • experience of a judge in charge of execution of sentences:
    Mr. Roland CASSIERS, judge in charge of execution of sentences, Antwerp Court of First Instance (Belgium)
  • experience of a prosecutor:
    Mr. Maarten SOBRIE, senior public prosecutor, Antwerp Court of First Instance (Belgium)
  • experience of a member of the psychosocial service of a prison:
    Mr. Nico BRASPENNING, psychologist consultant at the Ministry of Justice, Directorate General of Penitentiary Institutions, Psychosocial Service of the prison of Hoogstraten (Belgium)
  • experience of a justice assistant:
    Mrs. Mira SWINNEN, justice assistant at the Antwerp House of Justice (Belgium)

17:00              End.