FIGHTER - Fight Against International Terrorism. Discovering European Models of Rewarding Measures to Prevent Terrorism


Realization of a comparative study on the evolution of the main “rewarding measures” in the selected Member States.

  • Creation of one or more European models of rewarding measures for a future vertical harmonization.
  • Verification of the operational limits of art. 16 of Directive 2017/541/EU (mitigating circumstances for repentant terrorists) and production of guidelines for its implementation.



  • Data collection on the existing rewarding legislation in the selected Member States;
  • Comparative analysis for the individuation of already-existing common model of rewarding measure;
  • Feasibility study on the possibility to harmonize the rewarding measures for terrorists;
  • Policy recommendations for the harmonization of rewarding measures for terrorists;
  • Evaluation of the legislative possibilities in the activities of Art. 16 transposition;
  • Development of guidelines for the transposition of Art. 16 of Directive 2017/541/EU.

Type and number of persons benefiting from the project

  • Judges (400-600 persons);
  • Prosecutors (400-600 persons);
  • Law enforcement authorities (400-600 persons);
  • Lawyers (300-500 persons);
  • National authorities (40-50 persons);
  • Academia (100-200 persons);
  • Students (200-400 persons).


Expected results

  • Raise awareness and knowledge of the practitioners involved in international terrorism prevention on the rewarding measures.
  • Enhance judicial cooperation on terrorism prevention through the vertical harmonization of rewarding measures.
  • Best application of art. 16 Directive 2017/541/EU.

Type and number of deliverables to be produced

  • 14 “focus groups” (2 per each Unit’s Member State), divided in 2 sets;
  • 1 final Conference;
  • 8 Press conferences;
  • 1 Final volume (200 copies, 2 languages);
  • 1 Final e-book (PDF, 2 languages);
  • 6 Newsletter;
  • 1 Website.

Project details

Scientific responsability: Alessandro Bernardi

Funding source: JUST Criminal justice

Start date 1/03/2019 - end date 28/02/2021

Total cost: 535.304,36 €

EU contribution: 427.815,24 

EU contribution to UniFe: 60.043,46 €


  • Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Coordinator, Italy
  • Università degli Studi di Ferrara, Italy
  • Sveuciliste u Zagrebu - Pravni Fakultet, Croatia
  • Universite Saint-Louis-Bruxelles,  Belgium
  • Universite du Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen, Germany
  • Universite de Lille, France