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13 October 2022

Providing Sustainable Education in Prisons

Best practices towards rehabilitative criminal justice in the Western Balkans

The NHC hosted a study visit on the topics of ownership & sustainability in the rehabilitation chain of detained young people in Kosovo, North Macedonia and Albania.

Enhancing Cooperation & Increasing Evaluation Between Penitentiary Training Academies: EPTA in 2022

As we kick-off the 15th EPTA Annual Conference in Barcelona, find out more about the conference and the Centre’s objectives for EPTA.

5 Years of Probation Ukraine: How Has It Contributed to Safer Societies?

5 years after introducing a probation system in Ukraine, Probation in Ukraine together with the NHC and the CILC celebrated this anniversary with an open forum to look back on its first successes

Probation and Capacity Building in Europe: an Interview with Leading Probation Expert Anton van Kalmthout

Interview with Probation Expert Anton van Kalmthout shares his views probation and alternative sanctions, and penal reform in Europe.

Slovakia Takes Up EPTA Leadership to Work Towards Better Prisons

Meetings at the end of last year saw Slovakia take over leadership of the European Penitentiary Training Academies, a network that aims to improve cooperation amongst penitentiary training academies.

Mirlinda is Going to University!

After a sccessful fundraising campaign this summer, "Mirlina" has started university. She will be studying criminology.

Bringing Together Penitentiary Academy Experts to Improve Prison Education Across Europe

International experts began work on a report on Europe’s most effective practices related to penitentiary training on leadership, dynamic security and managing difficult inmates.

Probation in Ukraine Contributing to Safer Society

Experts and practitioners in probation from the Netherlands and Latvia met with Ukrainian counterparts in an effort to push forward the probation system in Ukraine.

Dutch Government Policies on Life Imprisonment Should Be in Line with CoE Standards, NGOs argue

NGOs argue Dutch government should do more to bring policies on life imprisonment in line with Council of Europe Standards.