It is estimated that around 403 Kosovar nationals travelled to conflict zones in Syria and Iraq. While many were killed, more than 200 individuals have returned through informal and formal channels. The Kosovo Probation Service (KPS) has a key role to play in the rehabilitation and reintegration (R&R) of these returnees. Yet, research has shown that the KPS “has not sustainably benefitted from trainings provided by donors and state institutions engaged in P/CVE and R&R in Kosovo,” and lacks specialised knowledge and internal capacities to develop effective R&R interventions for repatriated individuals.
In this project, ICCT - in collaboration with the Kosovar Centre for Security Studies (KCSS) - seeks to address these gaps and continued challenges by providing KPS with bespoke training and other support to:
Improve KPS staff knowledge on good practices in R&R programme development, including gender sensitisation and monitoring and evaluation;
Strengthening KPS capacities with regards to risk assessment; and
Contribute to improvements in inter-institutional coordination on R&R and P/CVE more broadly in Kosovo.
The project is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Netherlands and the United Kingdom Embassy in Pristina.