Newsroom pmartinho May 9, 2022

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Training and Development

Prison officers for the 21st century: Innovative project can put Europe on the right path when it comes to training

We’re now a step closer to improving, harmonising and recognising prison officers’ training across the EU. Close to 100 participants, including leaders of national prison services, prison governors, prison officers, heads of training academies, and researchers gathered to learn more about and discuss issues around the education and training of European prison officers.

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Radicalisation Prevention

Training Albanian Prison Staff in Radicalisation Prevention

IPS_Innovative Prison Systems recently supported the Albanian Helsinki Committee to provide a two-day training event for prison staff. The training aimed to enhance their knowledge on preventing and countering violent extremism and was attended by multi-disciplinary teams from 19 Criminal Judgment Execution Institutions across the country.

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Offender Rehabilitation

Developing inmates’ competencies through Virtual Reality technology

The potential of Virtual Reality (VR) as a tool to enhance vocational training is being explored and put into practice by a consortium of partner organisations working in criminal justice across Europe. The ultimate goal is to increase inmates’ preparation for successful employment post-release and prevent re-incarceration.

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Judicial Cooperation

Rehabilitation of foreign inmates in the EU: cooperation and mutual trust are key

Several challenges related to foreign prisoners gave rise to a new European project directed towards a more informed and efficient implementation of Framework Decision (FD) 2008/909/JHA. This legal instrument entails the application of the principle of mutual recognition, across the E.U., of judgments imposing custodial sentences or measures involving deprivation of liberty.

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Radicalisation Prevention

Interborder and inter-agency cooperation to solve common problems: The need to tailor best practices in the P/CVE field

By bringing together various practitioners from different countries, institutions and levels, the HOPE Radicalisation Network is establishing new communication routes. The platform is allowing new trust relations to flourish, and providing its members with the right opportunities to exchange knowledge and practices towards innovative transparent solutions.

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Radicalisation Prevention

Cross-border cooperation in Europe critical to achieving sustainable change

Recognising how partnerships and cooperation are paramount across Europe, the EEA and Norway Grants gathered more than one hundred participants in a Thematic Seminar. The HOPE project could not have failed to participate in the gathering, illustrating the suitability of a holistic approach while focusing on region-specific needs and challenges.

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Training and Development

Social work in the EU: Crises urge improving professionals’ training

The EU needs to harmonise social workers’ education, training, and action modalities. The profession is not limited to an assisting role, so the training and education of social workers should cover topics around empowerment and self-determination. A transnational initiative emerged from this need, aimed at developing new training methods and content adapted to current and future social evolution and challenges.

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Criminal Justice Reform

ICPA re-elects Pedro das Neves (IPS) to Board of Directors

Pedro das Neves, CEO of IPS_Innovative Prisons Systems, has been re-elected as a member of the ICPA – the International Corrections and Prisons Association – Board of Directors for a new term of four years. The election took place at the recently held ICPA’s 24th Annual General Meeting and Conference in Orlando, Florida. The conference was attended by more than 600 participants from 74 countries.

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