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The Swiss Centre of Expertise in Prison and Probation (SCEPP) developed an interactive E-learning module on Dynamic Security. It has been created to inform (future) prison staff the basic knowledge of dynamic security and to show its implementation in practice. The e-learning module is freely accessible and takes about 60 minutes. It is currently available in three languages (German, French and Italian). The English translation is in progress.
Click on the images or links below to view the e-learning module in one of the three languages. (more…)
The three Special Interest Groups (SIGs) developed training manuals based on European and international minimum standards. The topics of these training manuals are Leadership & Management, Dynamic Security and Managing Difficult Inmates. Within each topic, best practices, a training handbook and a recommendation of the minimum standards have been developed. All reports are available in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian. Publication and compilation of these document were made possible with the financial support of the European Union’s Justice Programme (2014- 2020), as part of the project ‘Tackling Gaps in Cross-Border Cooperation for Penitentiary Training Academies’, which was coordinated by the Netherlands Helsinki Committee (NHC). (more…)
Click here to download “Covid19. Confinement et prison : Regards croisés des enseignants-chercheurs du Cirap sur la crise” (Covid19. Confinement and prison: Crossed views of CIRAP teacher-researchers on the crisis). The report is in French.
Click here to download a report called “Dire et prédire la radicalisation. Le cas de la prison” (Inform and predict radicalisation. The case of a prison) written by Guillaume Brie et Cécile Rambourg, June 2020. The report is written in French.
Click here to download the research on “Meaning of work among supervisory staff: What do the respect modules teach us?” written by Lucie Hernandez, July 2020.
The article is only available in French, the original title is “Sens du travail chez les personnels de surveillance : Que nous apprennent les modules de respect?”
For some years now, methods for managing people in detention have been rethought to be in line with legislative changes (the French “prison law” of 24 November 2009 on the meaning of the sentence; the French law of 15 August 2014 on the purposes of serving a sentence). (more…)
Pedagogy must keep up with modern times and communication of students in vocational training. The “serious game” is an illustration of how teaching methods continue to evolve. It makes it possible to involve students through a playful approach. (more…)
Click here or on the image to view the infographic “Choosing one’s professional positioning”:
To view the full report on Professional Conduct in French, “Un code de déontologie du service public pénitentiaire”, click on the image.
This is a compilation of testimonials, infographics and best practices on dynamic security. The booklet is available in English, French and Spanish, compiled by National Correctional Administration Academy (ENAP).
Click below to download the booklets.
In 2020, under the Slovakian Presidency, the General Directorate of the Corps of Prison and Court Guard organised the EPTA Annual Conference on 28-29 September 2020 in a format of an online conference.
This catalogue compiles all research carried out integrally or partially financed by the Centre for Legal Studies and Specialised Training since 1987. (more…)
Through an Online Stress Management and Resilience Program, the International Association for Human Values Peacebuilding (IAHV) provides tools that you can quickly put into practice to help sustain you during this time and to improve stress management, personal resilience, wellbeing, performance capacity and prevent burn-out. IAHV is now offering this program free of charge to frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year, the EPTA Annual Conference was hosted online on 28-29 September by the Slovak General Directorate of the Corps of Prison and Court Guard. (more…)
This document is an outline of a training course written by Gary Hill, who has helped write training manuals for correctional workers in more than 40 nations. The material used here has been gathered by a review of more than 100 training programs conducted in individual Correctional Staff institutions, training academies and educational institutions around the world. (more…)
This document has been drafted on the basis of the document produced in October 2017, presenting training in the fight
against radicalization for prison management, surveillance, rehabilitation and probation staff.
Click here to view the ENAP Training on Radicalisation.
Working with foreign prisoners is an increasing challenge for European prisons. To assist prison staff, managers, prison trainers and others who work with and are responsible for foreign prisoners, an innovative and engaging online E-Learning course has been created by EuroPris in conjunction with the Council of Europe HELP Programme and the University of Nottingham. Click here to access the E-Learning Module on Managing Foreign National Prisoners.
The 12th Annual EPTA Conference was organized by the National Correctional Officers Training School Târgu Ocna, Romania, during 18th – 19th of June 2019. (more…)
(Adopted by the European Committee on Crime Problems in April 2019)
The Council of Europe issued today a new set of Guidelines aimed at assisting its 47 Member States in improving the recruitment, education, training and professional development of prison and probation staff. (more…)
Click below to read the compendium of key texts in English and French, relating to prisons and community sanctions and measures from the Council of Europe, published on March 2019. (more…)
Click here to download “Le raisonnement organisationnel appliqué à l’analyse des prises en charge des délinquants sexuels” (Organizational reasoning applied to the analysis of care for sex offenders), Guillaume Brie, September 2019.
The Guidelines were developed as a follow-up to the 22nd Council of Europe Conference of Directors of Prison and Probation Services (Norway, June 2017). The text was drafted by the Council for Penological Co-operation (PC-CP) between 2018 and 2019. The Guidelines were adopted by the European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC) at their 76th plenary meeting (25 April 2019).
During the French Presidency, ENAP organised the Annual Conference on 13-14 June in 2018 in Toulouse, France. (more…)
The training guides for the different professional penal execution collectives use highly innovatory methodologies, since they perform a systematic task of indentifying professional competences, which are directly related to the behaviours considered indispensable for carrying out the activity correctly. (more…)
EuroPris has cooperated with the Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN) to collect trainings that were developed in a number of European Prison Services dealing with radicalisation issues. (more…)
On 20-21 September 2017, the EPTA Annual Conference took place in the main training institute of the Swiss Prison Training Staff Centre (SPSTC) in Centre Loewenberg Morat.
Click here to open the Evaluation d’un programme de préparation à la sortie (A preparation programme for release from the remand centre), written by Lucie Hernandez, 2017. The report is written in French.
Click here to view “Recherche-action sur les programmes de prise en charge des auteurs d’infractions à caractère sexuel” (New issues related to the treatment of sex offenders. Mutually exclusive dimensions). Guillaume Brie, 2017. The report is written in French.
On 15-16 November 2016, the annual conference of the European Penitentiary Training Academies took place in the main training institute of the Polish Prison Service in Kalisz.
Click here to download the report Etude des obligations applicables en milieu ouvert : une analyse de la dimension coercitive de la probation (Study of applicable obligations in open custody: an analysis of the coercive dimension of probation), Clément Margaine, March 2016. The report is in French language.
Italy held the EPTA presidency in 2015 and organised the VIII EPTA Annual Conference. The EPTA Annual Conference took place on 4th-6th of November 2015 in Rome, Italy at the Higher School of Penal Execution “Piesanti Mattarella”. Organised by Higher Institute for Penitentiary Studies (ISSP) (more…)
Radicalisation. Analyses scientifique versus usages politiques (Radicalization. Scientific analyzes versus political uses), Guillaume Brie et Cécile Rambourg, September 2015.
Click here to view the report. The report is written in French language.
Click below to view presentations from the EPTA Annual Conference 2014 (more…)
The workshop on topic Basic training on the prevention of conflict took place during the 7th European Penitentiary Training Academies (EPTA) Conference in Barcelona, 2014. The purpose of this workshop was to establish a training programme on conflict prevention in the prison environment that could be adopted by the various training academies and count towards EPTA accreditation.
The 7th Conference of the European Penitentiary Training Academies (EPTA), organised by the Centre for Legal Studies and Specialised Training (CEJFE) took place in Barcelona, Catalonia, on 25, 26 and 27 June 2014. (more…)
Click below to view the presentations from the 6th EPTA Annual Conference in Portlaoise, Ireland in 2013. (more…)
The 6th EPTA Annual Conference took place in Portlaoise, Ireland on 4th – 6th June 2013.
Some of the key topics discussed during the conference were e-learning, aging inmates, violence prevention, female inmates.
Click here to view the report La féminisation à l’épreuve de la prison (Feminisation put to the test of prison), written by Cécile Rambourg in April 2013. The report is written in French.
Click here to view the report Les trajectoires professionnelles des directeurs des services pénitentiaires : conformation à un modèle dominant de carrière (Career paths of prison directors: Conforming to a dominant career model), written by Laurence Bessières, December 2013. The report is written in French language.
The 5th EPTA Annual Conference took place in September 2012 , at the Marneffe, Belgium. Main topics discussed were hostage taking, radicalisation in prisons, what constitutes a good training curriculum. (more…)
Management of the prison institutions is very demanding and responsible job, because of the exceptional complexity of such institutions, as well as their specific position in society. (more…)
Click here to view the report on L’expérience de la formation aux métiers pénitentiaires des travailleurs handicapés (The experience of training to prison trades for disabled workers), written in French by Cécile Rambourg, January 2012.
The 4th EPTA Annual Conference took place in Oslo, Norway in 2011, hosted by the Correctional Service of Norway Staff Academy. (more…)
On April 12, 2010 in Toledo, the heads of the training centres for prison staff in Belgium, Catalonia, Croatia, Spain, France, Italy, Norway, the Principality of Andorra and Romania signed the founding document of the European network in the presence of a representative of the Council of Europe. (more…)
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