The prevention of juvenile radicalisation

Start date

Start date: 15th May 2018.


The course 'The prevention of juvenile radicalisation' aims at training legal professionals and other actors involved or interested in the juvenile justice field on the effective prevention and intervention regarding juvenile radicalisation in EU Member States. It will be hosted in English language.

The course has been developed within the framework of the project 'PRALT - The prevention of juvenile radicalisation: Promoting the use of alternatives to detention through judicial training', co-funded by the Justice Programme of the European Union.

Contents: 4 modules

Module 1 provides the main concepts, as well as the legal and policy instruments, needed to understand the context in which radicalisation particularly affects young people.

Module 2 provides an overview of prevention of crime in general, with a particular focus on the prevention of radicalisation.

Module 3 focuses on alternatives to detention and community measures in the context of juvenile radicalisation. It provides an understanding of the different types of community sanctions and measures, their legal framework and their characteristics.

Module 4 provides the reader with an overview of prevention of radicalisation in the detention context. It sets methodologies for working with young people convicted of violent extremism offences while in detention, as well as after their release.

In short

  • Open from 15th May to 30th June 2018.
  • Online training with direct feedback, and interactive forum.
  • Knowledge evaluation with self-testing.
  • Teacher available for consultation.
  • First edition free of charge.

Aimed at developing skills to:

  • Deepen and enhance knowledge on prevention of juvenile radicalisation.
  • Deepen and enhance knowledge of related international and European standards.
  • Apply international juvenile justice standards related to the topic to particular cases.

About the ISJJ

The International School for Juvenile Justice (ISJJ) is an interdisciplinary training and research centre which belongs to the International Juvenile Justice Observatory

ISJJ main goals are:

  • Reinforcement of the generation and dissemination of knowledge.
  • Development of training actions in the various fields of juvenile justice.

About the teacher

Jonathan Van Durmen is a Belgian criminologist, with a degree from the Free University of Brussels. Based in Madrid for about 10 years, he obtained several postgraduate qualifications in Spain related to the intervention with criminals and victims, criminal analysis and minors at risk of exclusion. He is now a professor ascribed to two official Master's degrees related to Criminology at the Crimina Center of the Miguel Hernández University and advises students with their final Master's projects. He is vice president and one of the founders of the Criminologists Association of Madrid. He worked as coordinator of the Crimidata project, a website for the dissemination of criminal studies. For several years, he has been involved in the network of social care for people with serious mental illnesses in the Community of Madrid.

About the IJJO

The International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO) is a Belgian Foundation of Public Interest based in Brussels. Since 2002, the IJJO has worked for the rights of children and adolescents at risk of social exclusion, especially those in conflict with the law or caught in the cycles of violence and juvenile delinquency.


Start date: 15th May 2018.

Self-enrolment is now open. In order to enrol, please follow these steps:

  • Register as a new user on the ISJJ platform via this link.
  • Once you are a registered user, enrol on the ‘Prevention of juvenile radicalisation’ course via this link.

The course will accept 40 students in its first edition, corresponding to the first 40 enrolments.

For any additional information, please write to


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Co-funded by Justice Programme
of the European Union (2014-2020)

This course was funded by the European Union’s Justice Programme (2014-2020). The contents of it are the sole responsibility of the course authors, and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Commission.