R4JUST partnership joins public and private organisations who have been selected due to their previous experience in the fields of justice, radicalisation prevention, risk assessment research, and education & training. It is composed by universities, governmental bodies, research institutions, and private companies working in the field.
BSAFE LAB - Law enforcement, justice and public safety research and technology transfer lab
University of Beira Interior
Contact: Nuno Garcia
IPS_Innovative Prison Systems
Contact: Pedro das Neves
Directorate-General for Reintegration and Prison Services (DGRSP)
Contact: Jorge Monteiro
College of Public Administration Bremen
(Hochschule für Öffentliche Verwaltung)
Contact: Trygve Ben Holland
Bremen Senate of Justice and Constitution
Contact: Eduard Matt
Contact: Sergio Bianchi
Polish Platform for Homeland Security
Contact: Natalia Jarmużek
West University of Timisoara
Contact: Florin Lobont
Penitentiary Bucharest Jilava
Contact: Cristina Teoroc
ICPA International Corrections & Prisons Association
Contact: Manon Bisson
The University of Beira Interior (UBI) is one of the most recent public universities in Portugal but it is also a landmark institution in the educational, research, innovation, entrepreneurship and engineering and health-related fields. Their mission is to "Promote high-level qualification, production, transmission, critique and dissemination of knowledge, culture, science and technology, through study, teaching and research". Considering all the expertise, the background and experience of the members of the UBI team, it is considered that UBI will contribute to the achievement of the objectives intended with the R4JUST project and will potentiate the success and the outcomes attained with it.
From Portugal, a combination of the expertise of IPS_Innovative Prison Systems, a specialised justice consultancy firm and B-SAFE LAB, a security-focused knowledge transfer unit of the University of Beira Interior. The IPS team have a decade of expertise in policy advisory, strategic consulting, training, e-learning consultancy and development of information technologies for probation and correctional systems. IPS develops integrated projects, supporting change management in complex organisations.
The Directorate-General for Reinsertion and Prison Services is the body responsible for criminal prevention, punishment, social reintegration and management of the educational and prison guardian systems in Portugal. DGRSP has as its mission the development of criminal prevention policies, the execution of penalties and measures and social reintegration and the articulated and complementary management of the education and prison system, ensuring conditions compatible with human dignity and contributing to the defence of order and social peace.
HfÖV conducts research in its main areas of expertise and assists clients in solving current problems by providing scientific services. HfÖV is committed to the basic principles and quality criteria of scientific work. It offers a very high professional orientation, close contacts to authorities, companies, associations and chambers, small study groups and a personal learning atmosphere.
The Bremen Ministry of Justice and Constitution is the office of all other institutions in the field of justice (courts, prosecutor, prison, probation). About 30 persons work in this office. The scope of work is the supervision of the institutions and the organisation and formulation of crime politics.
The Bremen Ministry of Justice and Constitution is responsible for the organisation of prison and probation in the Land Bremen. It works on supervising these institutions, and it organises also new concepts and projects in this field.
Agenfor’s goal is to ensure security through a better protection of human rights and socio-political participation with a particular focus on minorities, prisoners and other vulnerable groups. They are active in the field of counter-radicalization with training courses and research activities addressing the needs of first-line practitioners from the public and private sectors all around Europe. Their expertise will be essential for the development of the R4JUST project.
The Polish Platform for Homeland Security (PPHS) is a non-profit organisation established in 2005 as a joint initiative between the Polish Law Enforcement Agencies and universities.
The main aim of the PPHS is to facilitate cooperation between law enforcement agencies and the research community. Its mission is to increase the level of security of the society, in particular through the implementation of national and international R&D projects, trainings and other educational and dissemination activities.
In the last 12 years, the University has responded to the changes that have appeared in the national-educational policy, the demographic changes, the demands of the market economy, the local and regional needs and the new technologies. UVT gets involved in many projects by developing strategies, regulations, reports and proposals for concrete measures. UVT has the mission to contribute to the development, promotion and capitalisation of scientific research.
Bucharest Jilava Penitentiary was set up in 1907, on the premises of Fort No. 13 Jilava, one of 18 forts built in 1860-1870, around the city of Bucharest, which was part of the circular defensive system of the capital, aimed at defending against attacks by Turkish armies.
Since World War I and especially after that, until the 23rd of August 1944, Jilava Penitentiary became a detention place, although it was a military prison, for both pre-trial and sentenced political prisoners, who under the laws in force at that time, should not have been kept in custody in a military jail. On the 1st of August 1967, in Jilava Penitentiary were held prisoners who committed offences against the State security, common-law re-offenders with penalties of over 10 years or who were no longer able to work, common law prisoners.
ICPA is an NGO representing a membership based in over 80 countries around the world dedicated to improving global understanding and professionalism in the corrections and prisons sector. ICPA is a highly effective and efficient way of coordinating international contacts on issues of penology and criminal justice as it has strong links with key players at senior levels in all the continents. The Association holds an annual conference, attended by some 350 delegates, and is also organizing regional Conferences in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin/South America exploring issues unique to these parts of the world. ICPA is, therefore, fully equipped to lead the dissemination and exploitation of R4JUST’s outcomes.