a project to help prison operators increase employment and re-inclusion opportunities for inmates
The FREE-IT project focuses on the training of operators who, in different EU prisons, activate VET initiatives targeting convicts, in direct response to the impact of the economic crisis. The project intends to provide them with additional tools for inmates employment promotion, detecting local micro and craft enterprises existing demand for skills and predict future ones.
The project approach considers:
- Effectively welcome, guide and orient convicts, identifying their skills and talents and motivating them to training
- Provide a reference point in prisons, closely working with local career centres
- Combining inmates skills and talents with emerging labour market needs, thus matching and anticipating labour market demands
- Promote the identification and upgrading of prisoners innovative, creative, artistic skills, which will provide added value to micro and craft enterprises
- Promote the social recognition of inmates skills and job profiles
- EXCHANGE PARTNERS’ BEST PRACTICES related to the identification of skills and competencies needed by prison training operators to effectively promote working opportunities for convicts, according to the local market situation.
- PROPOSE A PORTFOLIO OF COMPETENCIES TO BE ACQUIRED BY PRISON OPERATORS to allow them better prepare training activities and contribute to ensure concrete outputs in terms of placement for convicts.
- DEFINE POSSIBLE GUIDELINES FOR PRISON TRAINING OPERATORS, allowing them to better prepare training activities and to ensure their effective “follow–up” in terms of placement
- Training operators in prisons
- Prisons inmates
- Other local actors co-operating with partners, involved in the project local meetings