Slide Upskilling detainees in European prisons: what has COVID-19 taught us? We held a live webinar with experts from the CUP project to mark the International day of education in prison on 13 October Read More Slide Working with detainees in a person-centred way to fight Covid-19 in Cyprus Athena Dimitriou, Deputy Director of Cyprus Prisons, describes to CUP’s Eleni Takou how the pandemic affected everyday life in Cyprus’ central prison. Read More Slide Life in the largest prison psychiatric hospital in Greece in the time of Covid-19 Maria Stefa, a Social Worker at the Korydallos Prison Psychiatric Hospital, talks about the reality of the Covid-19 pandemic in the prison context in Greece. Read More Slide Strict protocols & trust: how the Penitentiary in Vught dealt with Covid-19 The Deputy Director of Care in Vught's Penitentiary Institution tells us how the pandemic helped strengthen trust between staff and detainees. Read More 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

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UPSKILLING
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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