The European project SKILLS FOR FREEDOM – Artistic paths to develop the professional skills of prisoners, was approved under the ERASMUS + programme and aims at the smooth reintegration of prisoners in the society, and especially in the labour market, with the support of arts and theatre as powerful means of achieving this goal.
In particular, the project intends to equip the (former and current) prisoners with professional skills that can be developed through theatrical and artistic activities and which can contribute significantly in integrating efficiently the labor market.
Through the theatre/arts workshops, the prisoners can develop:
– Basic skills (self-discovery)
– Soft skills (communication and relations with the others)
– Professional skills (artistic, practical, IT)
Furthermore, training and teaching materials have been developed for the experts working with the above end users of the projects (i.e. prison officers, psychologists, teachers/trainers, social workers) and are available through blended training; classroom and e-learning methods.
The people who will benefit from this project are prisoners in the European countries of the partnership, as well as at EU level, which is comprised, along with Eurosuccess Consulting – Cyprus, Belgium, Turkey, Bulgaria, Poland, Germany and Italy.
All results are available in all partners languages, plus English.
The duration of the project is of three years; started on September 2015 and finishes in August of 2018.
For more information please visit the project website: www.skills4freedom.eu