The European Commission has released a report which aims to support Member States in addressing the learning needs of people in prisons. It presents the rationale for providing education and training in prisons, contributions of the European Union to this field, the current state of play in different Member States and concludes by highlighting pre-requisites for effective education and training provision in prisons.
The report has been prepared for the European Commission by GHK Consulting. It draws on the work produced by them on prison education and training between 2010 and 2012, including the outcomes of the “Pathways to Inclusion” conference, a review and commentary of existing literature and an online survey. The report does not necessarily reflect the view or the position of the European Commission.