As part of the EPTAII project, the NHC and the EPTA Steering Committee will be facilitating a crisis management workshop for approximately 15 participants. This workshop, to be organized by an EPTA member with the financial support of the current project, will be the opportunity for the participants to exchange and share expertise of academy crisis management with other EPTA member academies.
The goal of the workshop is to compare approaches and raise awareness of the different crisis management methods that are relevant for management and operational staff of the training academies. It specifically will address how to plan for contingencies as an academy (e.g. what if the internet goes down, there is a natural disaster or the facilities of the academy are needed to assist in emergency services for incidents elsewhere: how do you continue training in challenging circumstances?). Although case studies could be used during the training, the main focus will not be on one specific type of emergency/crisis but rather on how you generally identify, prevent, and mitigate risks related to the specific context of your academy.
The target group (participants) of the workshop will be management staff of training academies or other senior staff that would be involved with contingency planning. The workshop must take place in the first quarter of 2024. Candidates must indicate their preferred dates in the application form. Interested candidates may choose to host the workshop at their own facilities or at the premises of the Estonian Academy for Security Sciences in Tallinn, Estonia.
Important: The host academies must be an EPTA member. If hosting at their own facilities (only then!), the host academy must be based in one of the eligible countries of the European Commission’s Justice Programme.
These eligible countries are:
Non-eligible EPTA members may apply to host the training in Estonia instead. The Estonian Academy of Security Scences will take care of organizing the necessary facilities (including
rooms and meals) in coordination with NHC and the host academy. Travel and subsistence costs of key experts will be covered by the project, depending on the eligibility requirements of
the EU grant.
Training criteria, roles and responsibilities of host academies:
Roles and responsibilities of the NHC and the EPTA Steering Committee:
Expected outputs: In addition to the opportunity to share knowledge and skills between penitentiary training academies in Europe, the workshop should also lead to a report and, optionally, a set of recommendations on the proposed topic. Any additional outputs are encouraged. The EPTA Steering Committee will be of support and involved in drafting these recommendations.
Application Deadline: If you are interested in organizing this workshop, please submit your proposal by Monday 20 November 2023, 09:00 AM CET.
Fill in the application form attached below and send it to Christy Gamboa at firstname.lastname@example.org. (CVs are optional).