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Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe


Learning in prisons

A group of 20 prison staff from various parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina specialising in treatment and security of prisoners met in Mostar on 19 and 20 October to hone their skills in the delivery of specialised programmes of purposeful activities to prisoners under the framework of the Horizontal Facility for Western Balkans and Turkey ‘’Enhancing human rights protection for detained and sentenced persons’’.

The final FORINER conference is fast approaching, and will take place in Brussels on 28 November 2017, where the partners will ensure that important steps are taken to provide more and better distance education to foreign national prisoners throughout Europe.

I am sharing the article I wrote about Adult Education and Mental Health at Elm Magazine.

An experience at a women's prison.

Out of inner prisons

Spot on. Brazilian adult education professional Isabelle Tabachi taught Kundalini yoga in women’s prison for six months. Her mission was to help inmates to take care of their mental health. Here she shares her own experience with Elm readers.

From April 24th to April 28th 2017 the Flemish Support Center for Adult Education (Vocvo) hosted the international training week ‘Education behind Belgian bars’ for teachers, education coordinators and others interested in the theme. Nineteen people from 6 countries (Norway, Georgia, France, Spain, Greece and Belgium) participated in the training week. The training gave them an idea of how prison education is organized in Flanders and Brussels. They were introduced in practice and policy of the Flemish prison education system. The participants shared how prison education was organised in their countries. In this EPALE e-zine you find out about the activities during this week, but you can also find other interesting content about prison eduation in Europe in EPALE's database.
At the international training week ‘Education behind Belgian bars’ in April, Flavia Lucidi gave the participants some information about how prison education works in France. Flavia works for Infrep, a vocational education training centre.
At the International training week ‘Education behind Belgian bars’, Wim Ipers, told his international colleagues something more about the particularities of teaching in Brussels' prisons. Wim is a teacher of the center for basic education 'Brusselleer' and has been teaching in Brussels' prisons since 1998. Here you can read what's so specific about teaching in a Brussels' prison, what's the philosophy behind teaching in prison, and what the main obstacles and challenges are.