We are inviting EPTA members to take part in the 2nd round to host a Cross Border Training, as part of the EPTA II project. The NHC and the EPTA Steering Committee will be facilitating three in-person cross-border trainings for 13 participants each. During these trainings, three host academy will be organizing one training each for participants from other EPTA member organizations. For these trainings the project team is re-opening the call for host academies to select one more host academy!
Important: The host academy must be an EPTA member and be based in one eligible country of the European Commission’s Justice Programme. These eligible countries are:
All European Union Member States, except for Denmark;
Training criteria, roles, and responsibilities of host academies:
The host academy must be able to design and implement in-person training at their academy;
The host academy will be responsible for providing qualified trainers and materials to deliver the training;
The proposed training should last two to three days (since max. four days of subsistence costs of the participants can be covered by the project);
The proposed training should be on a relevant and current topic, in line with European standards and guidelines.
Roles and responsibilities of the NHC and the EPTA Steering Committee:
Providing feedback on the content of the training;
Organizational and logistical support by the NHC;
Financial support to cover 15 participants’ travel, meals, and accommodation costs + two project team members (per training, dependent on EC eligibility rules and a set max. available amount per budget category);
Financial support to cover meeting room costs, catering, interpretation, and printing (dependent on EC eligibility rules and a set max. amount per budget category).
In addition to the opportunity to share knowledge and skills between penitentiary systems in Europe, the training should also lead to a report and set of recommendations on the proposed topic. The EPTA Steering Committee will be of support and involved in drafting these recommendations.
In order to be considered as a host academy, please fill in the application form (Annex A) and send it to Lisanne Veldt (email@example.com), at the latest by 30 October 2022.
The host academy will be selected by a selection committee, consisting of representatives from the NHC and the EPTA Steering Committee. The following criteria will be taken into account when selecting the host academies:
Proven expertise of the applicant (academy and/or specific trainers) on the proposed topic;
Relevance of the proposed topic;
Training methodology (we encourage academies to include interactive sessions in their training);
Compliance with European standards and guidelines (I.e. Council of Europe guidelines on penitentiary staff training, European Prison Rules););
Proposed target group.
Moreover, the selection committee will strive toward a diverse selection of academies, topics, and trainers.
Applicants will be informed of the decision by the selection committee by the 18th of November latest.
More information about the application process for participants will be published on the EPTA website as soon as possible.
Would you like to host a training for EPTA colleagues? Fill out the application form below, and send it to Lisanne Veldt (firstname.lastname@example.org) latest by 30 October 2022.