IPS in the advisory board of FORINER Silvia Bernardo April 8, 2016

IPS in the advisory board of FORINER

Pedro das Neves, CEO of IPS was very honored to accept the invitation to become a member of the Advisory Board the FORINER project.

The FORINER project was initiated to provide EU foreign national inmates in EU prisons with access to qualitative, low threshold, certified learning opportunities provided by home institutions but received by the inmate in an EU foreign prison.

To this end a structure will be designed and tested which allows education providers to reach out to their national prisoners in other EU countries, at the same quality standard as the home offer.

The FORINER project is promoted by:

  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Educatie Achter Buitenlandse Tralies
  • MegaNexus

FORINER associated partners include:

  • The European Organisation of Prison and Correctional Services (EuroPris)
  • European Prison Education Association
  • The Confederation of European Probation
  • Weston College

For further information, please contact ips@prisonsystems.eu

 About VOCVO
Vocvo is the Flemish Support Centre for Adult Education. It supports the 13 Flemish Centres for Basic Education and 10 independent centres for Adult education in Flanders. It is responsible for the execution of the 5 year Strategic Literacy Plan of the Flemish Government. Vocvo also edits a newspaper and books for low-literate adults and supports companies and organizations to tackle literacy problems. Finally, a very important part of our work is the coordination of prison education in Flanders. Vocvo do not teach in prison but it makes sure that the educational offer of the local centres for basic and adult education can be organized in prison.

About the Vrije Universiteit Brussel
The Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) offers a quality education to more than 9000 students on two campuses spread over Brussels (Belgium). One of the Departments of the VUB involved in the FORINER project is the Department of Educational Sciences that offers three educational programmes: Bachelor/ Master in Science of Adult Education, Master in Science of Education and International Master of Educational Sciences.

About  Educatie Achter Buitenlandse Tralies
The Foundation “Education behind foreign prison bars” (EABT) is an independent organization of volunteers that organizes (paper-based and computer-based) Dutch-languaged distance education for Dutch prisoners abroad. Some 2.300 Dutch nationals are in foreign detention in prisons all over the World.

About MegaNexus
MegaNexus is the market leader in secure data partnership systems, providing a specialist web services custodial education platform which allows learners to carry out a range of activities in education, training and employment whilst in custody. These include access to courses, resources, informational advice and guidance as well as interactive resources specifically for people in a prison environment. Learners can be referred to other advisors and third sector support organizations in order to assist their journey from custody to community.