Slide Upskilling prisoners is key to reintegrate them into society and work. Prof. Vryonides tell us more about why educating and upskilling convicts is important and what the CUP project has set out to achieve. Read More

CONVICTS
UPSKILLING
PATHWAYS

An international partnership, coordinated by Compagnia di San Paolo Foundation and co-financed by the EU Erasmus + programme, that spans four European countries including Italy, Greece, Cyprus and The Netherlands.

An experimental learning initiative aimed at designing and piloting innovative training modules and monitoring tools for the upskilling of 70 women, 120 men and 20 youths in 6 European prisons to promote the social reintegration of prisoners.

All European partners gathered in Turin on 28 and 29th November 2019 to kick-start the project together.  The two-day meeting helped to set strong foundations and outline a shared vision for the project, which will be implemented in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and The Netherlands.

We aim to improve the medium to long-term employment prospects of women and men detained in European prisons in order to promote their social reintegration.

210

Convicts and ex convicts

4

EU countries

10

Partner

36

Months of achievement

Project Timeline

AUGUST 2019

Project start

Project kick-off, Turin

NOVEMBER 2019

MAY 2020

Project Baseline

CUP Advocacy toolkit

OCTOBER 2020

FEBRUARY 2021

CUP Skills Developer Blueprint

Methodology testing phase

FEBRUARY 2021 / MARCH 2022

FEBRUARY 2021

CUP Impact Measurement Toolbox

Short teaching event, Turin

MARCH 2021

SEPTEMBER 2021

Final advocacy toolkit

Final CUP Skills Developer Blueprint

JUNE 2022

JUNE 2022

Final CUP Impact Measurement Toolbox

Closing event, Turin

JULY 2022

AUGUST 2022

End of project

Partner