This year, it has been a great pleasure having the Centre for Legal Studies and Specialized Training from Catalonia holding the presidency of the EPTA Network. We are also really looking forward to the upcoming Annual Conference in Barcelona, taking place 27-29 June 2022. As an annual tradition, we would like to invite EPTA members to take over the Presidency after the next EPTA Annual Conference for the coming year 2023, and continue working on the project ‘Innovating together: Connecting European Penitentiary Training Academies’. As a holder of the presidency, this is a great opportunity to represent the current developments of the organizing academy and hosting representatives of almost all academies in Europe. Especially if your country is holding an EU Presidency, or Presidency of the Council of Ministers of the Council of Europe, this could be an opportunity to highlight certain topics from the agenda of these presidencies.
To elaborate more on the project, the project started in June 2021 and will continue for the next 2 years. During the project, the Netherlands Helsinki Committee (NHC) will be supporting the EPTA Presidency in organizing the EPTA Annual Conference. In practice, this support includes (in case of a physical annual meeting):
As for the role of the Presidency, the EPTA President has the following duties:
To find out more about the role of the EPTA Presidency, please refer to the Articles of Association of the EPTA Network.
We would be more than happy receive interested members for the next EPTA Presidency by 2 May submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next president will be voted on during the EPTA Annual Conference in Barcelona on 29 June.