In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the information currently available, the EPRF could take place in the coming autumn or winter. We encourage participants to submit abstracts until July 1st, 2020. If the situation is not under control, we will not put conference participants at risk, and the conference will not take place as planned. If that is the case, we will organize a smaller virtual conference in which we will include as many panels as possible on the basis of the abstracts received until July 1st.
Event date & location: Autumn/winter 2020 – exact date and location to be determined.
For over 20 years, the European Prison Regime Forum has brought together practitioners, NGOs and academics to speak about prison work. The traditional focus on labor has already been expanded to vocational training and will this year also include sports. If you would like to submit your abstract (max 300 words) please submit it to [email protected] until 1 July 2020 by using this template.
EuroPris is seeking papers for presentations in two streams:
Stream I: Future-proof prison labor & vocational training
Papers are welcomed that focus topics relating to the following questions:
Stream II: Prison sports (papers and market place)
In its 2019 status report on prison health in the WHO European Region, the WHO stressed that prisons need to be health-enabling environments that can contribute to an improvement in health and well-being. It recommends that time spent in custody should be used to improve existing health conditions through appropriate treatments and modify health-risk behavior for NCDs through, for example, physical activity. Papers are invited that offer guidance for such activities, both in theory and in practice. What should be the parameters of sports programs in prisons and what are best practices and challenges? How can they be made more widely available? For this stream in particular, abstracts are also invited for workshops that include real life experiences or video presentations.
Draft agenda of the workshop will follow soon.
EuroPris workshops are open for European public sector representatives, academics and NGOs only.
Information on registration will follow soon.
Information on meeting location will follow soon.
Information on accommodation will follow soon.
Supported by the Justice Programme of the European Union