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Dear EPALE colleagues,
Our thematic focus for July was on the topic of prison education. During this time, EPALE’s national teams and the community published a number of inspiring case studies, articles, reports and other resources.
EAEA Project Assistant Georgios Karaiskos talked about the importance of assessing prisoners' skills and needs in order to make prison education more effective.
Building a home out of success – an interview on prison theatre with director Hannele Martikainen (EN, DE, LV, FI, SV, SL)
How participating and succeeding in a theatre production may be a revolutionary experience for an inmate? Find out in Hannele Martikainen’s article.
6 ways to improve prisoners’ access to education in Europe (EN, HR, DE, LV, BG, SL)
Dr. Paul Downes from Dublin City University, Ireland, looked at how we can overcome the obstacles standing in the way of improving education for Europe’s prisoners.
News from around Europe
A lot happened in July in the adult learning sector across Europe:
- A new jobs initiative to support the development of social enterprises and to increase employment for people with criminal convictions was launched in Ireland. (EN)
- Meanwhile in France, the Ministry of Labour announced its plan to accommodate 6,000 young adults in second chance schools by 2022. (FR)
- In an effort to promote a lifelong learning culture, the Maltese Ministry of Education and Employment is organising around 400 adult learning courses in 90 different subjects. (EN, MT)
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