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Call for participants: RAN Study visit to South East Asia – Disengagement, Rehabilitation and Integration

This virtual meeting will take place on 03-04 March, 09:00-12:30 CET

The digital study visit to South East Asia will focus on the disengagement, rehabilitation and reintegration of extremist offenders (DRR). We are looking for suitable practitioners from the EU, like exit workers, prison and probation officers, mental health professionals, police and community workers.

Topic of the meeting

The virtual visit will focus on existing practices and a broad range of perspectives around the DRR and aims to receive these from countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines and Singapore. We will look at deradicalisation and reintegration programmes (both government and civil society).

The meeting format will see promising practices and methods presented by speakers – from the above mentioned countries. Practitioners from the EU will be present to learn from what is being done in the region and will share their thoughts, experiences and best practices. These will be discussed in Q&As and there will be opportunities for discussions and sharing insights in break out rooms on both days.

The aim of the study visit is to learn from South East Asian countries and exchange practices, methods and practical tips and tricks on how DRR is best achieved. For example, the use of a Islamic re-education model focusing on the peaceful interpretation of Islam and prevention of recruitment and radicalisation among young people. Furthermore, the meeting aims to increase participants’ knowledge through exchanges with actors working in this field and to cross-check experiences and the theoretical knowledge produced in Europe in recent years against the realities developing in South East Asian countries.

Call for participants

We are currently looking for first-line practitioners who have experience in working with extremist clients and offenders and/or are tasked to do so in the coming year. To participate, please answer the following questions:

  • How does your work relate to disengagement, rehabilitation and reintegration? Are you already working with extremist offenders? Do you expect to work with extremist offenders in the future?
  • What are your 3 key questions that you would wish to ask the South East Asian practitioners and/or other participants in this study visit?
  • What challenges do you face when it comes to disengagement, rehabilitation and reintegration of extremist offenders?


If you are interested in participating at this meeting, send your answers by 16 February to Jordy Krasenberg.

We will invite participants based on this information. Please keep in mind that we only invite a limited amount of participants to this meeting to ensure valuable exchange and interaction.