Countering radicalization is an integral part of the fight against terrorism and violent extremism. In the Greek case, the evolution of existing awareness & countering structures is deemed necessary. In this wide approach all Services concerned as well as society at large should be involved.
This Project aims to offer continuing education, training and increase of awareness of frontline-Personnel in order to prevent the promotion of extremist ideologies, as well as forms of supporting terrorism. More specifically, the proper training of frontline Police Officers, Prison Personnel, Customs Personnel, Coast Guard Personnel and Reception, Identification and Asylum Service Personnel, is perceived to be a critical element in preventing radicalization. Through training, this Personnel is to be rendered capable of detecting early signs of radicalization, as well as offering support to vulnerable persons or referring them to specialist professionals for further assistance.
The overall objective of the ‘’Project on Radicalization and Extremism’’ is: a) terrorism- and extremism- prevention b) cooperation based on a continuous education –training and information- awareness of frontline-Personnel and the general public on Radicalization c) implementation, accordingly, of international standards and Best Practice Methods d) built of an added value for Greece΄s internal security through radicalization -prevention and e) creation of a consultancy- support structure on radicalization- prevention.
This Project aims to offer continuing education, training and increase of awareness of frontline-Personnel in order to prevent the promotion of extremist ideologies, as well as forms of supporting terrorism.