B-COMPETENT – New online course for prison staff on foreign nationals in prison (2021)
A new free course developed by the European project B-COMPETENT helps prison staff, managers and prison trainers improve knowledge and awareness of issues related to human rights and needs of Foreign Nationals in prison.
The European project B-COMPETENT, co-funded by the Justice Programme, designed an online course (10 modules) and a face-to-face workshop for prison managers, prison staff trainers, civilian penitentiary staff (forensic psychologists, social assistants, educators, social workers, cultural mediators, interpreters, etc.) and all those responsible for working with Foreign Nationals in prison. The goals of the training path are:
To provide prison civilian staff with a set of multidisciplinary competencies enabling them to meet the rights and needs of foreign detainees and to create a positive climate in prison.
To improve knowledge and awareness among trainers and prison civilian staff about national/EU law and practices, regional and international human rights law and CoE standards focused on the fair treatment of ethnic minorities in prison.
The online course consists of 10 modules that are recorded video lessons delivered in English with multilingual subtitles (Albanian, English, French, Greek, Italian, Montenegrin and Spanish). The online modules are not tightly linked to each other, which makes it possible for those interested to choose the module(s) they want to apply for, according to their training needs and interests. Users may freely access the online modules 24h after signing up to the e-learning platform.
A workshop will be held in Italy, Spain, France, Greece, Albania and Montenegro in October-November 2021. Each workshop is open to a maximum of 25 participants. Due to COVID-19 related restrictions, the events may be delivered remotely via Zoom platform.
The online course will be available at www.bcompetent.eu in July 2021. For more information about the training program Check the B-COMPETENT training program with more details on the modules’ structure and contents (abstracts, references, name of the lecturers) here or please visit www.bcompetent.eu/online-training.