PEC-NL’s Changing Landscapes mentioned as good example

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November 2018 – the Netherlands

The Prison Education Consortium Netherlands (PEC-NL) has submitted an (Erasmus+  ed.note) application as a consortium themed: Changing Landscapes. The organizations are all concerned with education for people who are facing a form of sanction execution and need to refocus on a good and safe return to society.

“With a widespread consortium we are involved in both formal as well as informal learning. As a consortium we believe in the power of bringing together and connecting these two forms of learning.

EPEA NL - PEC NL foto Floor Kloosterman
Floor Kloosterman, representing EPEA-NL in the PEC-NL consortium

At the 2017 EPEA [ed. note] Conference in Vienna, a number of the consortium members learned about new developments, learning styles and approaches in prison education. One of the participants attended summer school on System Dynamics in Iceland. The consortium members recently attended a day of education in a juvenile prison in the Netherlands. For the remainder of the project job shadowings, a training and a work visit are planned to share and exchange knowledge.

In the project we want to gather, share and disseminate as much knowledge as possible, both nationally and internationally with professionals, but also with experience experts. We want to share our knowledge and expertise with the State Secretary of DJI [Penitentiary Services, ed. note] and the Probation Service so that they can include our perspective in the advice document called ‘Do justice and offer opportunities’. As a consortium, we would like to make recommendations and add supplements to it.”

by Floor Kloosterman

– DJI Nederland

More about PEC-NL here [English]

Translated from the Erasmus+ ‘Ins and Outs’ publication [Dutch] as an example of strategic partnerships [p.10]