The National Administration of Penitentiaries Romania will host the 4th EuroPris Conference and Annual General Meeting on 8 June 2015 in Bucharest.
The conference will start at 9am and run until 1pm and is open to all interested parties. Recent developments in Europe demonstrate the ever growing importance to work together and to address problems jointly. The issue of Radicalisation will be on the agenda of the EuroPris Annual Conference.
The AGM will take place in the afternoon for (potential) members of EuroPris, members of the Criminal Justice Platform and representatives of the Council of Europe and the European Commission.
At the EuroPris AGM, at the “multiplateral cooperation programmes” pannel, Tiago Leitão from IPS_Innovative Prison Systems will present the ECOPRIS Ecological Economics in Prison Work Administration project (a project involving the Portuguese, Romanian and Turkish prison administrations).
Open conference programme:
08:30-09:00 Registration / Welcome coffee
Hans Meurisse, President EuroPris, Director Belgian Prison Service
Catalin Bejan, Board member EuroPris, General Director NAP Romania
Jan Kleijssen, Director, Information Society and Action against Crime Directorate, Directorate General Human Rights and Rule of Law, Council of Europe (tbc)
Jesca Beneder, European Commission, DG Justice, Procedural Criminal Law (tbc)
09:30-11:00 Presentations of EuroPris expert groups
Transfer of Prisoners under Framework Decision 2008/909/JHA
Graham Wilkinson, NOMS England&Wales
Foreign National Prisoners
Nick Hammond, NOMS England&Wales
Use of Digital Technology in Prisons
Steven van de Steene, Belgian Prison Service
Research / European Prison Information System
Fraser Bryans, EuroPris
Protection of Victims
Aarne Kinnunen, European Forum for Restorative Justice
Staff training and education
Willem van der Brugge, CEP
11:00-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-13:00 Panel discussion on Radicalisation
Hans Meurisse – Experiences with Radicalisation in European Prisons
Maarten van der Donk, RAN Secretariat – Best Practices Collection, Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN) Prison and Probation Working Group
The EuroPris event will be followed by the 20th Council of Europe Conference of Directors of Prison and Probation Services on 9 and 10th June also in Bucharest.
For further info about EuroPris conference and AGM, please visit http://www.europris.org/europris-conference-and-agm/