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EPTA’s online event took place on 17 May 2021 that brought together an audience to discuss the Training Manual on Managing Difficult Inmates that was published by a group of experts from the Special Interest Group 3. (more…)
EPTA’s first online event took place on 23 April 2021 that brought together an audience to discuss the Training Manual on Leadership & Management that was published by a group of experts from the Special Interest Group 1. (more…)
EPTA’s online event took place on 11 May 2021 that brought together an audience to discuss the Training Manual on Dynamic Security that was published by a group of experts from the Special Interest Group 2. (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?”
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 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…)
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…)
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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