As of October, 2017 The Budapest Centre has launched its new project: “Prevention of radicalization in the Hungarian prison-system
The “Prevention of radicalization in the Hungarian prison-system” is a 13-month initiative of the Budapest Centre in collaboration with Hungarian experts and researchers. Funded by the Internal Security Fund of the European Union, it aims at contributing to the coordination and improvement of national and international capabilities for preventing and countering radicalization. To that end, it will map the capabilities of selected Hungarian prisons in order to recognize signs of radicalization, as well as to manage and prevent processes leading to radicalization. It will provide training for prison personnel to further improve such capabilities and conduct so-called “life-path” interviews with prisoners to facilitate their rehabilitation and reintegration. The results of the project and its policy recommendations will be summarized in a report available in Hungarian and English and presented at a conference in spring 2018.