The 20th Council of Europe Conference of Directors of Prison and Probation Services will be held on 9th and 10th of June 2015, in Bucharest, Romania. It will be hosted by the Romanian Prison and Probation Services.
This year’s Conference topic is “Strategic Challenges for Prison and Probation Services”, with the main aim of the event being to share information and experience how to manage prisons and probation services in times of economic crisis, cuts in staff and activities, whether and how opening prisons to outside agencies, private companies, civil society and the local communities could help prepare better prisoners for release without undermining safety and security.
An important topic will also be radicalisation of detainees and the role of prison and probation services in dealing with this problem.
In the Conference will take part Directors general of the prison administration and probation services of the 47 Council of Europe member states or their high ranking representatives. Representatives of the States enjoying observer status with the Council of Europe, as well as the European Union, the UN, EuroPris and the Confederation of European Probation (CEP) will also be invited to it.
The working languages will be French, English and Russian with simultaneous interpretation.
For further information on this event, please visit the conference website.