A Tunisian delegation learns first-hand how Spain works with people deprived of liberty during and after imprisonment
For one week, Spain hosted a Tunisian delegation with the aim of acquiring additional knowledge in the field of reintegration, monitoring and inter-institutional coordination.
This visit is part of the European READ project, which is funded by European funding and implemented by CIVIPOL in France and FIIAPP in Spain. Europe, through public administration staff, is working with the Tunisian Ministries of Interior and Justice to support these institutions by implementing pilot mechanisms to assess radicalisation and rehabilitation in prisons, as well as the reintegration of released terrorist offenders.
The project has mobilised 14 high-level Tunisian civil servants led by Tunisian Police Director Elleuch Haje, from the Tunisian Counter Terrorism Fusion Centre (Pole Securitaire CT), the Tunisian Counter Terrorism Prosecutor’s Office (Pole Judiciaire CT), the Tunisian Prisons Directorate, and different services of the Tunisian Ministry of Interior active in the surveillance of released terrorist offenders.
Through this visit, the Tunisian specialists were able to continue studying the Spanish approach to counterterrorism and the prevention of violent extremism, strategies and policies, prison intelligence and inter-agency cooperation, legal measures and judicial responses, as well as surveillance techniques. They visited the Centre for Intelligence against Terrorism and Organised Crime (CITCO), the General Secretariat of Penitentiary Institutions, the General Commissariat of Information of the National Police and the Information Headquarters of the Civil Guard.