PROMOTE – Promoting Integrated Professional Development for Prison Practitioners in Vocational Excellence for Offender Reintegration

Project Number: 101144006
Timespan of the Project: 15.03.2024 – 14.03.2028

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The project aims to:

  • Create a learning experience that transforms professionals from diverse backgrounds who serve individuals in prison.
  • Provide training and upskilling opportunities for professionals involved in supporting the reintegration of convicted persons.
  • Encourage collaboration among professionals from various disciplines to facilitate positive change within the prison system.
  • Empower professionals to make a lasting impact on the lives of individuals in prison by fostering an environment of continuous learning, empathy, and respect.
  • Adopt a learner-centered approach to upskilling, focusing on acquiring specific skill sets and problem-solving approach.
  • Create centers of vocational excellence to democratize access to learning and upskilling, providing practitioners with necessary tools and resources.
  • Encourage participatory research and community-led solutions, empowering practitioners to become active participants in their professional development.
  • Implement a process of recognizing prior learning and providing micro-credentials recognized by employers and validated by vocational education and training (VET) providers.

The project will engage in the following activities:

  • Conduct a comprehensive analysis of the current situation and needs of the correctional sector and the professionals working with convicted persons in Europe
  • Develop a common framework and methodology for defining and assessing the skills and competencies of professionals working with convicted persons
  • Establish and foster collaboration and coordination among different sectors and agencies that are involved in community integration of convicted persons, creating a shared vision and common goals, especially on the upskilling strategies.
  • Provide and facilitate access to high-quality training and learning opportunities for professionals working with convicted persons
  • Set up the CoVE physical context
  • Develop a curriculum framework to support the work of correctional staff in promoting social inclusion, employability, and reintegration of convicted individuals.
  • Deliver the Training involving groups of professionals
  • Organize Transnational joint training

The project will yield the following results:

  • Reports including survey and interview data and analysis, policy review and Inspiring Practices: collecting empirical data, analyzing existing practices, and reviewing policies related to professional training in the correctional system.
  • Ecosystem map: collecting data from partners on stakeholders and institutions involved in community integration
  • Occupational profiles for professionals working with convicted persons
  • Policy recommendation to the Prison Administrations in Europe on how to change the perspective on upskilling
  • Physical set up of the CoVE (Centre of Vocational Excellence) including the development of its governance structure
  • Curriculum framework including the creation of an online learning platform and virtual simulations  to empower correctional staff to facilitate the development of essential skills and attitudes among convicted individuals 
  • Certification Concepts and Mechanisms
  • Sustainable partnership
  • Best Practices Handbook
  • Face-to-Face training sessions & Transnational Joint Training Program
  • Final Conference
Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.
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