On the 16th June the third EuroPris Annual General Meeting (AGM) and conference took place in Helsinki. The event was hosted jointly by the Criminal Sanctions Agency of Finland (RISE) and EuroPris.
The morning conference session involved a panel discussions on two issues that require special attention within prison settings: Restorative Justice and Family relations. The discussions were based on presentations from Belgium, England and Wales, Romania and Finland about their experiences and approaches to these topics.
In the afternoon the Annual General Meeting (AGM) took place. The Annual General Meeting was attended by participants from 14 EuroPris Member States and 6 potential Member and Affiliate Member states as well as representatives of the European Commission and Council of Europe and partners of the Criminal Justice Platform. During the AGM the European Prison Information System, an initiative of EuroPris, has been launched and Prison Agencies were encouraged to use this system.
Presentations from the conference can be downloaded on the Resources page here.