Project launch: DIACEN – Dialog for reintegration
DIACEN (The Dialogue Center – Taking Further Prison’s Education Projects in Using Dialogue as Preparation for Release) is launched on October 1st , 2016.
This project aims to shed light on the adult education that takes place in prison settings (being seen as different from work-related education or from professional training), how experiencing adult education will bring benefits in the preparing-for-release process and reintegration process for all involved parties, and how at the end of the day adult education can move prisons into being “learning environments”.
DIACEN proposes a solution to preparing for release of prisoners involving all relevant parties united in adult education activities with the aim of fostering dialogue and an expression platform. Its objective is to introduce this solution in five European counties with the cooperation of authorities, professionals and end-users, for the direct use in the pre-release period. The aim is to better integrate the inmates in the community and reduce the re-offending rate.
Besides the participation of IPS_Innovative Prison Systems, from the Portugal, this transnational project involves partners from Romania, Poland, Netherlands and Italy, namely CPIP Center for Promoting Lifelong Learning (Romania) – as promoter organization – ARID Lacjum, from Poland, Associazione Antigone, fom Italy, and the Stichting Foundation ICPA Office in Europe (Netherlands).
DIACEN is funded by the Erasmus+ Programme and it will be developed until the end of May 2019.