France’s Valls unveils new plan to fight against radicalisation

Under Valls’s plan, the government will establish rehabilitation centres for victims of radicalisation in each of the country’s regions by the end of 2017.

The first centre with long-term housing for individuals who have been radicalized … will open this summer,” Valls said. “The first occupants may be people who have repented, who have already proven to us their sincere desire to be rehabilitated in the long term.” (France24)

The plan will also double the number of resources available to those who seek support against radicalisation from the state, of which there are currently 1,600 young people and 800 families in France. (Le Figaro)

Overall, it will cost the government an additional €40 million ($45.5 million) in funding by 2018.