Education policy discussed at EIGEP kick-off meeting

Representatives from Portugal, Romania, United Kingdom and Lithuania met at the BSAFE LAB at Beira Interior University during two days (30th November-1st December, 2015) to discuss the reduction of disparities in the learning outcomes of the educational experience of a child within the juvenile justice, compared to the ones delivered in mass education.


The EIGEP project aims to:

Improving the learning outcomes of education in juvenile settings through:
Developing a European key competency profile for the child and youth learning professionals working in juvenile justice;
Developing a modular, tailor-made induction support for teaching & learning professionals working in juvenile justice system, based on the previously developed European key competency profile.

Improving the management of teaching & learning professionals through measures to develop the learning dimension of the juvenile justice system in the partner countries and at European level, by:

– Mainstreaming the induction support and its components in juvenile justice system and alternative systems that support the education of children and youth offenders, at educational department and staff management level;

Promoting in the European public agenda the juvenile justice education, its paramount importance and the key measures needed for the learning outcomes to improve.


EIGEP foreseen products

  • Education in the Juvenile Justice Context Research Report – a current situation paper for each of the partner countries and a structured common report relevant at European level highlighting the challenges of delivering education in the juvenile justice context;
  • Structured public hearing on the state of Education in the Juvenile Justice Context;
  • European profile of specific competencies for education professionals when working with children in juvenile justice contexts;
  • Virtual environment for education professionals working in juvenile justice;
  • National & Transnational Policy Maker Meetings
  • Parliamentary Committees Meetings



  • BSAFE LAB/UBI University, Portugal
  • IPS_Innovative Prison Systems, Portugal
  • Center for Promoting Lifelong Learning (CPIP), Romania
  • National Prison Administration (NAP), Romania
  • Psychological support and counseling centre (PPKC), Lithuania
  • TITAN Partnership, United Kingdom
  • ABCD Community Services, United Kingdom