After two years of fruitful co-operation, the partners of EDUCATE project met for the closing event in Italy, giving the promise for new, even more succesful projects. The Erasmus+ Key Action 2 Project: “EDUCATE: Educators for inclusive and effective reintegration for inmates”, addressed the challenge for a more inclusive and effective reintegration of inmates. As a Strategic Partnerships supporting exchange of good practices, the project had the primary goal to allow partner organizations to share experiences, approaches and work methodologies in the field of adult inmates education.

During the final dissemination event “Working with Persons Deprived of Liberty. How European good practice exchanges help and support educators to develop their knowledge, competences and activity”,the five partner organizations, L’Ovile from Italy, Noesso from Spain, Sapana from Portugal, Bistrita Penitentiary from Romania and You in Europe from Greece, had the honour to present all the outputs of the project as well as the methodology they used and the added value from the good practices they shared. The meeting, organized in collaboration with Marcello Marighelli, Ombudsman of Rights of Persons Deprived of Liberty of Emilia Romagna Region, took place in the headquarters of Emilia Romagna Region on 3rd of October 2018.

The presented outputs were:

1.Profile of the Educator working with persons deprived of liberty.

2.Model of promoting the social reintegration after release from prison.

3.Model of inmates integration into labor markets.

4.Reintegration actions in Europe (Video documentary)

5.Collection of good practices – Labor integration

6.Collection of good practices – Social Reintegration

During the event EDUCATE partners shared outputs with Cefal Emilia Romagna and Consorzio Open, local organizations committed in European projects in the field of Justice and reintegration process.

After the presentation, the delegations visited the prison of Bologna, where they were informed about the reintegration methods and practices that the prison implements for inmates and ex-inmates.

During the last day, during final evaluation meeting, the partners agreed on the dissemination actions they would implement and discussed about further cooperations in the future. A great co-operation reached its end, but new ways open in front of us!

All the outputs as well as the overview of the project, are available on the official web page:http://educateproject.eu/