Innovating Together: Connecting European Penitentiary Training Academies
7-8 March 2024
Nutshuis, The Hague, The Netherlands
Ibis, The Hague City Centre
Register for the Criminal Justice Crossover Training here.
*Registration deadline: 12 February 2024
Eligibility of participants
Participants will be able to participate in the event as part of the EPTAII project, which is co-funded by the European Union Justice Programme.
In order to be admitted to this training, participants must:
Registration is on first-come-first-serve basis. However, preference will be given to participants who have not participated in EPTA events before and in order to stimulate a wide geographical spread of participants, only two participants will be admitted per EPTA member organization. Additional registrants will be placed on a waiting list and admitted if spots remain open. After registering, people will be informed about their status (admitted, waiting list, rejected).
In total, a maximum of 10 participants from the EPTA network will be admitted to the training. In addition, there will be 20 participants present who will be nominated by the Confederation of European Probation (CEP) and the European Forum for Restorative Justice.
* Only participants from countries participating in the EU Justice Programme are eligible to participate in the training. These are the eligible countries:
The United Kingdom is not participating in the Justice Programme.
Travel and subsistence costs
Travel and subsistence costs for participants will be covered up to a pre-determined maximum amount per participant and only if the relevant guidelines and regulations are followed.**
Travel: Participants are expected to book their own travel from their home country to The Hague and back.
Travel costs will be reimbursed after attending the training and having provided the necessary supporting documents. For travel costs, a maximum amount of €400,- per eligible participant will be covered. This budget includes flight/train tickets (only economy/second class), travel to and from the airport/train station and travel insurance. More information about the reimbursement procedure will be shared before the event.
Accommodation and meals: The Netherlands Helsinki Committee (NHC) will arrange accommodation for all participants near the training location from Wednesday 6 to Saturday 9 March and the costs for accommodation will be covered directly by the NHC (so no payment by participants necessary).
Lunch during the event days will be provided by the NHC as well and for additional meals, participants will be informed about the maximum eligible amount to be reimbursed after completion of the event.
** Only eligible participants who are able to attend the full event and sign the attendance sheets on both days, will be eligible for reimbursement of travel and subsistence costs. In order to have travel costs reimbursed, participants must be able to provide detailed invoices/booking confirmations (including the price of the ticket) and boarding passes.
There is a growing recognition in Europe that in order for criminal justice systems to effectively foster restoration, rehabilitation and reintegration for its citizens, the different components of the system need to work together. Despite this growing recognition, however, countries across Europe are facing various challenges in effectively facilitating and sustaining this cooperation – both in training their practitioners as well as in day-to-day professional practice.
The Netherlands Helsinki Committee (NHC), in cooperation with EuroPris, the EPTA Network, the Confederation for European Probation (CEP) and the European Forum for Restorative Justice (EFRJ), is organizing a Criminal Justice Crossover Training for professionals from the prison probation and restorative justice fields. The aim of the training is to explore how cooperation between these three fields can be facilitated and strengthened already during the training stage of criminal justice professionals’ careers.
During the training, participants from all three sectors are invited to exchange knowledge and expertise on the following main questions:
Participants in the training will be expected to actively participate in workshops and group discussions. In addition, participants will be invited to think about possible pathways for development for their own organization and broader criminal justice system back home.
You can download the agenda here.