On Tuesday 19 November, De Rode Antraciet vzw will host an international symposium on participation in European prisons. The symposium is the apotheosis of the two-year research project ‘Prisoners’ Active Citizenship (PAC)’. Through practices in European prisons, the partners of the project developed a common vision and new tools to really get going with participation and active citizenship of prisoners. With a varied programme of lectures, workshops and a panel discussion, the symposium offers a complete view of the research, current results and possible future applications.
9:00 AM welcome
with coffee and tea
9:30 AM introduction
Gunter Gehre, chairman De Rode Antraciet vzw
9:45 AM keynote
Dr. Cormac Behan, lecturer in criminology at the University of Sheffield
10:15 AM presentation and results PAC
Flore Croux, Dorien Brosens and Liesbeth De Donder | VUB (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
11:00 AM workshop participation projects
all European partners
12:15 PM LUNCH BREAK
1:15 PM presentation and workshop toolkit
Rod Clark and Calum Walker | PET (Prisoners’ Education Trust)
2:45 PM panel conversation with
Moderator: Sofie Demeyer (journalist)
4:30 PM – closing act
5:00 PM – reception
The symposium is free, but places are limited so registration is required. Please register before 5 November by filling in the registration form.
Parliament of the Brussels-Capital Region – Lombardstraat 69, 1000 Brussel
The working language of the symposium is Dutch, except for the workshops and the keynote. There will be simultaneous translation into English during the course of the day.
Partners in the project are De Rode Antraciet vzw (BE), Vrije Universiteit Brussel (BE), Prison Education Trust (UK), Association for Creative Social Work (CRO), Unione Italiana Sport Per Tutti (IT), Changes and Chances (NL).
Main supporting partners are European Prisoner Education Association (EPEA), The European Organisation of Prison and Correctional Services (EuroPris) en FOD Justitie België
Supported by the Justice Programme of the European Union