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IBS- Institute of Social Safety

Institute of Social Safety (IBS) is Poland’s leading organisation which addresses safety in today’s society. The foundation was established by a group of the leading experts and trainers in the country which specialise in antiterrorist education and crisis management. Our team includes Ex-service officers of the Military Unit GROM who have participated in international missions and anti-terrorist operations; former police officers also Internal Security Agency officers (ABW) as well as former Ministry of Internal Affairs officials. The IBS experts were responsible for ensuring safety and security during the UEFA Euro 2012 Championship in Poland and Ukraine.

On team are experts in preventing and countering radicalisation in Poland – which include lawyers, psychologists, specialists in human rights, and trainers in intercultural competence.

We regularly work with international organisations such as the European Commission’s – Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN). We partner with other respected European civil society organisations. Together we develop and run awareness-raising preventative social campaigns geared towards young people and projects aimed at establishing multi-agency teams dealing with the prevention and countering of radicalisation.

In 2019 we set up Poland’s first Multi-Agency Radicalisation Prevention and Countering Expert Team. The team draws inspiration from the best proven European practices and transfers them to the Polish context. We develop working methods for a multi-agency approach to radicalisation and related recommendations for local governments; we also offer innovative systemic solutions with the potential for nationwide roll out.